Case Study

Case Study

Leading Industrial Gases Company Partners with KPIT for JD Edwards Software Upgrade to Simplify Processes and Bring Efficiencies
needs by optimizing supply chain and warehouse management
Customer Overview
Our customer is one of the largest industrial gases company in the world and is into producing, selling and distributing atmospheric, process and specialty gases and high-performance surface coatings.

JDE 9.0 implementation and data migration from legacy system

Business Challenges

The company had a unique requirement of migrating business from legacy system into JD Edwards 9.0 involving many complex interim interfaces and dual data maintenance. The other challenges faced were as follows:  
Many complex processes were involved such as cylinder management, pricing and point of sale
The company leveraged the existing custom container management system which needed to be reviewed and customized for new requirements
Manage the end-to-end packaging process for customers, including artwork and label design, regulatory requirements support, call center activities, and distribution
Multiple business and regions share same JDE instance and change management was key for the project
Many process gaps, including complex interface designs and workflows, between legacy and JD Edwards 9.0 were identified and customized in JD Edwards
Minimal cutover window for data extraction, migration and validation was to be planned
KPIT's Solution

The company approached us to help them in technical expertise, migrating the JD Edwards environment from legacy system into JD Edwards 9.0. KPIT leveraged migration expertise to simplify processes, streamline operations and bring efficiencies. KPIT was part of the planned approach including elaboration phase to complete the gap analysis, process flows and data migration mapping from legacy system.
KPIT's Oracle knowledge and industry expertise helped the company customize around the modules - General Ledger, Project accounting, Fixed Asset accounting, Procurement (Non inventory and Inventory), Vendor management, customer management, Order to cash, Accounts Receivables, Distribution, Cylinder management and inventory management in two different phases. All phases go lives and post go live support were successful.

The company's roll out was seamless and met without complications. This project had executive buy-in right from the top and this helped immensely as the impact of this project was far reaching, across departments and geographies. KPIT provided technologies to build digital innovations while driving enterprise-wide transformation that has resulted in higher financial performance.
Since all the key stakeholders were in sync with the objectives of the project and had a shared vision, there were not many roadblocks faced. "One-team" approach was the key. The other benefits achieved were:
Accurate, automated product information feeds to external, e-commerce catalogs
Improved DSO (days of sales outstanding)
Reduced non-preferred supplier expense, increased HG surcharge recovery, decreased surplus inventory and increased savings
Easy adaptation to change (integration, separation, etc.) with the growing business
Better asset utilization and cost savings
Improved pricing that includes freight recovery at order entry
Improved procurement process that provides visibility into aggregate spend and enables in/out source decision making
Better decision-making based on improved reporting

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