Lion Nathan(MIS100 2009)

Lion Nathan(MIS100 2009)

2008 ranking: 38

Senior IS executive:
Darryl Warren, CIO Reports to: Jamie Tomlinson, CFO

Size of IS shop: 75

PCs: 1550

Mobile PCs: 1300

Terminals: 400

Hand-held devices: 500

Total screens: 3750

Industry: Manufacturing

PC environment: HP; Dell; Windows XP, Vista

Server environment: Windows 2003, 2008; Linux; HP

DBMS: SQL, Oracle, Progress

Address: Level 7, 68 York Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; and 111 Carlton Gore Road, Newmarket, Auckland


Key IS projects this year: Infield systems; common selling platform; new brewery in Auckland; operations systems.

Lion Nathan is an Australasian alcoholic beverages company employing approximately 3300 Australians and New Zealanders. The company is publicly listed, trading on both the Australian and New Zealand Stock Exchanges.

Lion Nathan maintains a focussed and disciplined strategy centred on beer, fine wine, spirits and RTDs in Australia and New Zealand.

In Australia, Lion Nathan has around 45 per cent of the beer market, a leading fine wine production and distribution business, and a presence in the spirits and RTDs market, directly and through a joint venture with Bacardi.

In New Zealand, Lion Nathan New Zealand has a beer market share of around 50 per cent. New Zealand accounts for around 14 per cent of group assets and 15 per cent of operating profits, excluding corporate costs.

CIO Darryl Warren says key areas of focus for the IT team in 2009 include ongoing enhancement of infield systems, moving remaining systems to a common selling platform (order to cash processes); and support for the move to a new brewery, operations and logistics site in Auckland.

Major ICT projects include those above as well as new phases for Lion Nathan’s Siebel CRM system.

Lion Nathan is also committed to ongoing development and implementation of ERP and business intelligence systems, unified communications (with VoIP already completed) and knowledge management and business continuity systems. E-business and mobilisation are continued areas of focus for 2009, along with attention to public and customer facing web channels and Web 2.0 technologies and strategies.

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