The Moeller group of companies--a supplier of components and systems for energy distribution and automation with headquarters in Bonn--has a worldwide presence, with about 8,700 employees working for subsidiaries and foreign distributors in over 80 countries.
After the successful connection of all European Moeller companies (9 in all, from Italy to Norway) in 2005 and 2006, Moeller CIO Patrick O'Keefe set himself the goal of bringing Australia, Singapore and Brazil "under one roof" by the end of 2006, with SAP technology and project durations under six months.
"After successful completion of the European SAP roll-out (partially in parallel for the Benelux countries, the UK, Italy, Spain and Switzerland) in only 18 months over all SAP modules from logistics to financial accounting and controlling, similar projects in Australia, Singapore and Brazil present a considerably greater challenge, and UNIORG remains the perfect SAP partner for the job", noted O'Keefe, just before project conclusion. "After all, we're not dealing with a "quasi-roll-out" here, but with a structured roll-out of the templates developed in collaboration with Uniorg".
Primary objective of the project is to optimize transparency within the group, with the help of globally-integrated ERP system, in such a way that the most varied business processes and master data can be coordinated. Integrated intra-company processes and more efficient reporting not only simplify company management, but simultaneously improve the quality of products and services.
"Soon, our logistics center in Meckenheim will be able to make binding assertions on worldwide warehouse inventories (working capital), and from these derive the resulting decisions"--a classic situation described by O'Keefe, and which previously would have required considerably more effort.