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Sapphire Now 21 - how Carhartt has made SAP 'back to basics' a catalyst for transformation


Carhartt is an iconic American retail company, best known for its work wear, such as jackets, coats, overalls, coveralls, vests, shirts, jeans, dungarees, fire-resistant clothing and hunting clothing. Founded in 1889 and still family-owned, the firm has been engaged in transforming the business through its Project Catalyst SAP transformation program.

Project Catalyst is a multi-year initiative encompassing both technology and business transformation with objectives including migration to SAP S/4HANA, a wholesale shift to the cloud and a re-imagining business processes end-to-end. John Hill, Carharrt’s CIO and SVP of Business Planning, explains:

In late 2018, we had already embarked upon building a new end-to-end planning system. However, we were having difficulties with the current ERP being able to meet the demands of the growing and evolving business. It was highly customized and had difficulty in scaling with growth and provided limited flexibility to accommodate the business unit nuances. So ...


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