Tuesday, October 8, 2013

What is Project North Star?

Project North Star is the implementation of new software systems. It is a simple to use IT solution designed to provide independent bottlers like us with a platform to manage our business while improving our ability to respond to our customer’s changing needs. The North Star Project solution is made up of two software solutions. Dynamics GP from Microsoft and EoStar from Rutherford and Associates. Together, these software packages cover 1.) route accounting, 2.) warehouse management, 3.) mobility, 4.) human resources and 5.) financial management capabilities. Implementing the new system will give us the opportunity to upgrade and begin using the newest state-of-the-art technology.
Is the North Star Project only for soft drinks? What about the beer business ? The software company that Coca-Cola and the Coca-Cola bottlers selected to work with on this project is Rutherford & Associates. Rutherford’s product called eoStar was originally designed for the beer industry and is one of the industry’s top products. It has been used in the beer distribution business for years. Don’t be fooled by all of the soft drink talk. Project North Star is for all of the Clark companies and will be equally beneficial to us all!
Take a look at the video below. It’s a short video from Coca-Cola describing the benefits of the project and the potential of the new technology.

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