Bayer Crop Science: Improving the Agri-Business Value Chain
Bayer Crop Science, a division of Bayer, finds profitable ways to produce enough food, feed, fiber and renewable raw materials for a growing world population on the limited land available. The company is known for its emphasis on agricultural innovation and focus on customer service.
Bayer Crop Science works to continuously improve its value chain and was looking specifically for ways it could boost employees' knowledge in the strategic concepts aligned with Bayer's Core Competencies: customer and internal communication and innovative business strategies that could be implemted in and out of the boardroom.
Bayer Crop Science originally selected the Accenture Academy because of the breadth and depth of its offering. They also recognized the importance of APICS CPIM and ISM’s CPM exam preparations and continuing education credits. Bayer found Accenture Academy unique due to the ability to personalize the web browser specifically to help enhance end user navigation.
Since 2012, the Accenture Academy has trained over 100 Bayer Crop Science employees. These employees have collectively taken and completed nearly 3000 courses focused on a range of supply chain topics as well as courses aligned with Bayer’s Core Competencies.
Employees have taken courses to address specific areas, such as courses on the KAIZEN theory and incoterms, while also completing coursework in productively resolving conflict and how to utilize customer feedback and experiences.
An annual team challenge, driven by Bayer Crop Science’s Supply Chain Performance and Inventory Manager, has boosted engagement and Academy usage for years. Most recently, a Learning Series topic exploring key digital supply chain topics was added.