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Microsoft has announced a new collaboration with food and beverage giant Kraft Heinz that will see the company move its datacenter assets to Microsoft Azure. By using cloud services by Microsoft, Kraft Heinz says it will modernize its supply chain operations and infrastructure.

From small macro details to covering the company’s digitization of day-to-day operations, Microsoft’s AI and cloud platforms will play a pivotal role.

Kraft Heinz will migrate most its global assets to Microsoft Cloud, while its enterprise resource planning (ERP) software will also migrate to SAP on Azure. The company wants to streamline operations and develop a supply chain with more collaboration.

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On the consumer end, the deal will help Kraft Heinz provide better quality through accessing real-time data analysis.

“Our collaboration with Microsoft is a critical piece of our transformation strategy, providing us with the machine learning and advanced analytics to drive innovation and efficiencies across the supply chain so we can get products into the market faster, better serve our customers and, ultimately, deliver on the sustained and growing consumer demand our iconic brands continue to experience.”

Digital Efficiency

Microsoft points out two years of a global pandemic with total lockdowns have shown how important it is to streamline supply chains through digital means.

“The past two years have highlighted the urgent need for digital-first supply chain solutions across every industry,” says Judson Althoff, executive vice president and chief commercial officer, Microsoft. “Through this collaboration, we’re working shoulder to shoulder with Kraft Heinz, applying the power of Azure, data analytics and the industrial metaverse to co-innovate and create hybrid experiences that will ultimately put goods in the hands of retailers and consumers when they need and want them.”

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