ERP case study for the Manufacturing industry

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APPIT Software Case Studies Manufacturing:

Our client is a renowned manufacturer of metals with offices and factories across the country. Moreover, they have a vast supply chain and logistics network covering the farthest corners of the country. They are present in the industry for over 30 years and is one of the pioneers in their area of operations. The business is known for its transparency of operations and the highest degrees of professionalism.

The organisation has an extensive value chain covering several operating units. There was an inherent need to streamline the disparate processes across all the locations. As most of the processes were manual, it wasn’t easy to track each of the processes and their stage in the development process. The tracking of the shipment across the vast supply chain is also a major issue faced by the client.

In the words of the Supply Chain Manager,

We were faced with a unique dilemma of having to implement global best practices in our manufacturing processes. However, we were faced with disparate processes, mostly manual, that were prevalent across our far-flung operating units. We were finding it difficult to manage our inbound logistics as we had multiple vendors, and there was no single method of finding the reorder threshold.

What is the solution?

The client approached us to help them in streamlining the disparate processes across the manufacturing value chain. We proposed them to use the Oracle Cloud ERP that would provide them with a comprehensive array of modules that would help in connecting the unrelated manual processes. The solution can cover all the aspects of the business and provide a complete picture of the entire value chain on a single dashboard. The client was offered with seamless connectivity across the inbound logistics process till the products reached the end customer.

The deployment would aid the client to run their mission-critical business functions with relative ease. The use of advanced technologies like Machine Learning and AI helped the management to make informed decisions. The earlier issue of having problems in the supply vanished almost overnight.

The deployment

We have a team of Oracle ERP experts who have experience across the manufacturing value chain with several similar projects under their belt. We understood the problems faced by the personnel by undertaking separate meetings with each of the departments. There was a focus on the manufacturing processes and the logistics and supply chain. Once the team understood the gaps in the processes, they undertook several internal brainstorming sessions to find out ways and means to plug them.

Once the gaps were identified, and the scope of work was finalised, the team created the project design to document the workflows to be made and list out the details of the APIs to be created. The project team also planned out the customisation required to aid the client plug the gaps in their processes. Proper test cases were used to test the solution before installation.

Benefits from the solution

The Oracle Cloud ERP deployment is scalable and provided security for the processes. The system helped in tracking the inventory in real-time. Proper messages were sent out to the relevant personnel for replenishment. The sales orders were also tracked, and the entire lifecycle was tracked till it reached the end customer.

It is cost-effective for businesses to move from legacy and expensive on-premise systems to the secure cloud environment. Gartner states that around 60% of large enterprises would switch to cloud deployments by 2020. The deployment also reduced the use of critical resources and relieved the IT team of some of the vital responsibilities.

The client was also benefitted from the frequent automatic upgrades that would otherwise require effort from the internal IT team. The solution was engineered to enable integrations and more effortless movement of data across the different departments. Decision-making by managers and senior management improved by almost 20% within the first quarter.

In the words of the CEO,

Manual processes blinded the team, and we felt that something was amiss. There was a need for a complete overhaul of the legacy manufacturing process. We were scouting for experienced solutions providers when we came across APPIT Software. We were convinced about their capabilities within the first few meetings. The deployment was completed within time, and it led to a streamlining of the incumbent processes. We witnessed a 30% increase in the optimisation of the processes.