Collaborative Approach Creates a Successful Kraft Application for Consumer Test Evaluation Using JMP®.
Kraft promotes statistical thinking and best practices globally with the development of software tools that execute complex data handling, calculation and reporting. JMP® software was selected as the platform to provide a multiproduct consumer test evaluation tool for the global Consumer Science function in Kraft. Developed in 2009 in collaboration with SAS Professional Services in Marlow, it is now deployed to more than 40 consumer science professionals around the world. There are obvious benefits: the ease and speed of use reduces the processing time by half; the consistent use of best practice in analysis methods improves interpretation; and tailored reporting formats enable smart and efficient communication to customers. Just as important are the people benefits: many more are empowered through training and coaching to conduct effective analyses on their own, with confidence and their knowledge of product and process fully applied to the interpretation. Application development continues as user enthusiasm and feedback drive change in both flexibility and functionality. Developments in 2012 have taken advantage of new capabilities introduced in JMP 10; an online help manual is incorporated and Kraft analysis methods are customised with JMP Scripting Language.