Case Study

Case Study

Overview
Transition to a new Oracle EBS system infuses Operational Agility at Fleetguard Filters
" Fleetguard Filters Pvt. Ltd., India's leading manufacturer of heavy duty Air, Fuel, Lube and hydraulic filters, Air Intake Systems, Coolants and Chemical Products for On and Off highway applications, was facing many challenges with scalability of existing Oracle E-Business Suite 11i ERP and meeting the new business requirements. With KPIT's perfect blend of in-depth industry experience and technology know-how, their ERP systems were modernized within the strict time line and without hampering business operations for more than 3 days. KPIT's IMPACTA solution aided in retrofitting more than 300 business critical technical solutions reducing the effort by 30%. With KPIT's EBS data migration solution, the data migration effort was reduced by 40%. "
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Fleetguard Filters Partners with KPIT to Gain Operational Agility with Oracle EBS
 
Customer Overview
Fleetguard Filters Pvt. Ltd. is India's leading manufacturer of heavy duty Air, Fuel, Lube and hydraulic filters, Air Intake Systems, Coolants and Chemical Products for On and Off highway applications. The company, established in 1987, has grown into a global enterprise with aggressive plans to double in next 4 years. They are an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) supplier to renowned automotive and industrial engine and equipment manufacturers.
 
Highlights
 
Industry
Life Sciences
Revenue
INR 9000+ Million
Employees
600+
Project Footprint
Transition to the new ERP system, EBS (R12), 31 locations covered, 12 EBS Modules, 3 iterations of data migration
 

Business Challenges
Fleetguard Filters Pvt. Ltd. has business presence across the nation. With their strong growth plans and ever changing business dynamics, they were facing many challenges with scalability of existing Oracle E-Business Suite 11i ERP and meeting the new business requirements. They had built / incorporated multiple customizations in the existing solution and their India localization patch set was old which posed lot of issues with the smooth operations and solution scalability. The other challenges were:
Streamlining of business processes mainly on finance and accounting fronts
 
There were many concerns around finance reconciliation, vendor delivery communication and system performance
The company was facing Chart of Accounts limitation for accommodating new business lines
Limited collaboration with extended supply chain
 
KPIT's Solution
In order to cater to the current and future business needs, Fleetguard Filters Pvt. Ltd. approached us. They wanted to implement a flexible and scalable IT system solution which could infuse operational agility.
Many of KPIT's proprietary solutions and tools for EBS were deployed to help execute the project in an accelerated manner at reduced risk. KPIT's IMPACTA solution aided in retrofitting more than 300 business critical technical solutions reducing the effort by 30%. With KPIT's EBS data migration solution, we were able to reduce the data migration effort by 40%.
Benefits
The transition to the new ERP system was a complex one entailing various integrations and multiple customizations. Some of the key benefits that Fleetguard Filters Pvt. Ltd. gained are:
Scalability: The transition to the new ERP system ensured scalable solution capable to meet current and future business volume (double in four years) without any significant changes in current support staff
 
Accuracy: The financial reconciliation process effort was reduced by 14 man hours per month that eliminated human error factor to a considerable amount leading to enhanced accuracy

 
Time and cost savings: The optimized architecture improved the inventory turns by 10% and reduced goods inward cycle time by 10%. Wait time for outbound carriers is reduced to 30% due to increased system performance.
Streamlined process: The upgraded infrastructure helped the company streamline intricate financial reconciliation processes thereby increasing efficiency and improving performance. As the goods are now visible in transit at any given point, the inventory has been reduced across supply chain. Receivables function has become more transparent and accurate. Ageing analysis of receivables is now feasible facilitating enhanced cash flow
Simplified Reporting: Having a flexible platform for financial reporting though creative re-design of Chart of Account (COA) and financial calendars has resulted in the simplification of financial reporting process. Some of the manual activities in India statutory reporting have been eliminated thus making the reporting process simpler and faster.
 

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