Epica would like to welcome two new clients this month. Both operate SAP ERP Systems and incurred similar problems in their item information (catalogue) needs. Iluka Resources Ltd involves an upgrade of their total catalogue data base. Iluka Management is fully aware that productivity gains can only come about using quality data. They are keen to be rid of duplications and redundant data that could lead to carrying excess inventory with potentially unnecessary capital investment. Management wants to take advantage of total asset visibility to enable the economies offered by implementation of company wide contracts.
They are also aware that the catalogue data needs to be tailored to take advantage of the functionality of the SAP ERP Materials Master to ensure ongoing productivity gains. Cement Australia has a large MRO inventory that covers a number of sites throughout Australia. For similar reasons to Iluka such as continued productivity gains and total asset visibility for contractual purposes Cement Australia has taken the first steps in a catalogue data upgrade. They are aware that they have a high percentage of duplicated items both inter and intra site which need to be amalgamated. Cement Australia also wants to implement company wide contracts which is currently limited as each site previously maintained its own catalogue.