Epica Solutions has been contracted to conduct a global catalogue upgrade for Centennial Coal. To date each site has been responsible for its own data and has been maintained across a number different software platforms such as MIMS, PULSE and Pronto. Centennial Coal was born out of the old Elcom and Newstead collieries. Since its privatisation it has rapidly expanded its role as a premier coal operation and has acquired a number of additional mines. To keep pace with the requirements of the operations Centennial has implemented the Pulse Mining System. The Catalogue data held by the various mines needs to be amalgamated so that economies can be realised from central purchasing and the establishment of contracts. Therefore Centennial requires total inventory visibility.
The current catalogue data has been maintained on a number of different software platforms such as MIMS and Pronto and by a variety of personnel. This means that the data exhibits marked differences in standards and exhibits a considerable number of duplications both intra and inter site. Epica Solutions has been chosen to standardise and upgrade the data across all sites and eliminate all duplications. It is a formidable task however the anticipated savings should provide significant dividends within 12 months and continue to accrue there after. Paul Kelly Centennial Group Purchasing Manager has always understood the need for good quality data to drive purchasing and contractual decisions. He is pleased that his ambitions in this direction are now being realised.