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PLM at Coca-Cola

Presented by Christophe Boudard

Consumers are demanding more from Consumer Goods Companies than ever: more sensitive products, greater transparency around ingredients and their sources and faster access to product information. All this requires transformational capabilities that effectively and efficiently manage product related decisions and resulting product definition information from idea to end of life.

In this session we learn how the Coca-Cola Company established a robust Product Data Management capability by using repeatable, accurate processes enabled by technology, and discover how product data is now turned into actionable information across the extended enterprise.  

  • PLM for Process: Addressing the growing complexity of the food and beverage industry
  • What does PLM mean for Coca-Cola?
  • Transitioning from PDM to PLM and resulting benefits
  • Sharing the lessons learned over a 7 year PLM journey
Christophe Boudard, The Coca-Cola Company
Christophe Boudard

Director, PLM, The Coca-Cola Company

Christophe Boudard is Director, PLM at The Coca-Cola Company. He is responsible for the management of an integrated suite of capabilities that effectively and efficiently manage product related decisions, as well as resulting product definition, from idea to end of life. This includes the Coca-Cola Product Data Management program and the overall improvement of processes that support new product launches and product portfolio management from a total lifecycle perspective.

Prior to moving to his current role in 2010, Christophe gained experience from various positions in R&D, Marketing and IT. Christophe joined The Coca-Cola Company in 2001 to establish a common Innovation process across Europe. In 2006, he moved to the Company Headquarters in Atlanta to design, build and globally deploy the Company Framework for Innovation and Pipeline Management.

Before joining Coke, he managed client relationships and business development for EDI and E-business products for international customers in Europe, Asia and Africa.