Western Digital’s Journey to Build Business Resiliency Through Cloud and ERP Transformation
Imagine three different organizations, three different cultures, three heavily customized ERP systems, three thousand applications, and three different ways of looking at data, and multiple processes across the manufacturing, supply chain, planning, and finance. Even the customer segments of the companies were widely different, ranging from Distribution/Channel sales, to Cloud providers/OEMs/B2B enterprises to end customers as their personal storage devices.
Maybe not to the same scale, but this situation should sound familiar to anyone who has been through a merger or acquisition.
When three companies came together in 2016, after data storage company Western Digital acquired HGST (formerly Hitachi’s hard disk drive business) and SanDisk Corporation, the scenario above became a reality.