Birlasoft undertook the task of streamlining the operations for the client who had issues capturing the cost of development projects, managing inventory, and tracking monthly expenses. They needed to obtain data about purchases made exclusively for project purposes for audit reasons. The client is also required to break up the actual cost of production. We strategically implemented a homegrown ERP solution for various processes like Sales, Production, Quality Management, Plant Maintenance, and Development divisions to address these issues. They also implemented a data management and governance framework, enabling the client to easily access and view their master data sources from various locations. As a result, the client now had real-time visibility into the manufacturing process, including the cost of work-in-progress items. This resulted in additional cost savings, increased productivity, and improved product quality.
During the implementation phase, Birlasoft addressed the issue of disjointed operational cycles and a need for more planning for production and delivery. With standard reporting, the transformation process was fast-tracked, saving time and resources while better understanding the client's production, delivery, and procurement processes. Furthermore, implementing the SAP ERP solution enabled transactions to be carried out on the go, such as approving purchase orders, purchase requisitions, creating PR, credit block approval, credit memo approval, and more. The subcontracting process got mapped in SAP, making it easier to manage. The client was now able to improve the efficiency and accuracy of their production processes while also gaining real-time visibility and control over their data while simultaneously working huge volumes of SKUs.
Streamlining Operations and Increasing Efficiency
Better Management of Stock keeping and Real-time information on the production process. The (ERP) system helped the manufacturer to track and manage inventory levels, automate purchasing and reordering processes, and provide real-time visibility into production status and costs. Our systematic approach and carefully planned delivery model reduced the risk of stockouts and overproduction while improving their operations' efficiency and accuracy.
Process Mapping and system integration
SAP integration was used as a replacement for the client's existing configuration functions. Subcontracting was now much more accessible and resulted in enhanced productivity. And implementing a single integrated module as part of a digital transformation strategy helped the client to improve coordination and collaboration between different departments. The solution architects at Birlasoft collaborated with all the relevant stakeholders and process owners across all the functions by using a single system that integrated various modules such as accounting, sales, and production.
Perfecting the delivery model
The client approached Birlasoft with a requirement to have a transparent enterprise application as a replacement for legacy applications, resulting in a delay in operations. With connected systems and cloud capabilities infused into the ERP system, the reporting system could now generate standard reports that offer information on the status of deliveries, production, and procurement. Standard reports helped the client get visibility consistently with up-to-date information about their operations, allowing them to monitor KPIs on different SKUs.