Launch of Coke One
Coke One started out as a global program focusing on bottler process and data standards. 10 international Franchise Bottlers participated in this program and decided for a collaborative approach rather than investing separately in building IT capabilities to advance their business. Coke One impacted activities that accounted for 80% of the spending. It was a convincing and substantial business case.
Tailor Coke One to the North American Market
After Coke One was successfully rolled out in different bottling organizations all over the world, the task was to tailor the global template to the North American market. With the launch of Coke One North America the team set out to become an integral part of one of the most important strategic initiatives in the history of Coca-Cola –the implementation of a 21st Century Beverage Partnership Model.
CONA Services LLC has its operational go-live
3 years later, to strengthen the overall business model of the Coca-Cola bottling refranchising in North America, the six largest Coca-Cola Bottlers announced the formation of an information technology services company, CONA Services LLC.
2017 / 2018
Completion of Refranchising and Legacy Deployments
The CONA solution has been rolled out to over 500 US and Canada bottling locations two years ahead of schedule and under budget. CONA is running one of the largest single instance, Software as a Service environments in the world. CONA Services supports now 12 Bottling Partners with over 80,000 employees, processing $21bn of revenue per annum.
And our journey has just started. We are continuously working with our bottlers to optimize the use of CONA process and solutions and enable digital business innovations to create business growth. We aim to be THE strategic partner of the North America Coca-Cola Bottler System.
“CONA is not just a system but a platform for integration and collaboration for all the major bottlers on the Coca-Cola system. While we are all operating on the same technology platform, we have the opportunity to discuss the processes and people issues of running the business. As a new bottler, it allows us the opportunity to gain insights from bottlers who have been in this business for a long time. As the same time the more established bottlers also get benefits from the fresh perspectives of new bottlers.”
-Terrence GEE | CIO Coca-Cola Beverages Florida