Size of IS shop: 38
Mobile PCs: 181
Hand-held devices: 16
Total screens: 2708
Industry: Wholesale and retail trade
PC environment: HP, Windows XP
Server environment: IBM; HP; Windows 2003, 2000, NT
DBMS: Oracle, SQL
Address: 80 Favona Road, Manukau 2024
Key IS projects this year: Network migration, point of sale refresh customer loyalty programme.
IT manager David Morrison says significant improvements are to be expected in the supply chain as a result of the integration of back office support services to Woolworths’ shared services platform.
Progressive Enterprises operates the Foodtown, Wool-worths and Countdown supermarket groups. The company employs approximately 19,000 people nationwide within 149 supermarkets trading under the Countdown, Foodtown and Woolworths banners, 22 Woolworths Quickstop and Micro convenience stores, several meat processing plants, warehouse operations and support offices. Progressive is also the franchise co-ordinator for the Fresh Choice and SuperValue franchise banner groups.
Progressive Enterprises continues to work closely with Woolworths Ltd in Australia (the owner of Progressive).
David Morrison, IT manager for Progressive, says the rollout of the new point of sale systems and supply chain solutions were completed on time and on budget. He says significant improvements are to be expected in the supply chain as a result of the integration of back office support services, including accounting and information technology, to Woolworths’ shared services platform
Progressive Enterprises is a light outsourcer, outsourcing ICT education, some applications development and HR payroll.
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