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IBS, International Business Systems, has recently signed an agreement with Plastral Pty Ltd, an Australian-based importer, stockist and distributor of a wide range of specialty chemicals, rigid plastic sheet products, specialty polymers and plastic welding equipment.
Established in 1946, Plastral was looking to replace its existing SCM system with a single, integrated ERP system that would best fit its supply chain operations. A key criterion was the ability of the ERP software to streamline product delivery and customer service at a competitive total cost of ownership. In order to ensure a speedy and productive transition, the new ERP system also had to be intuitive, and easy to learn and use.
Plastral determined that IBS Enterprise provided a good fit for its business. A supply chain management system developed by IBS specifically for manufacturing, wholesale and distribution industries, IBS Enterprise is particularly suited to industry sectors such as pharmaceutical, food, beverage, consumer durables, electrical, chemicals and industrial supplies.
Plastral, represented in Australia and New Zealand, operates a business with multiple profit centers servicing a diverse customer base spread across many industry sectors; it is a complex business, says John A Curtin, General Manager of Finance and Administration at Plastral. A replacement was needed for a very stable and low-cost bespoke business system which had serviced the company reliably since 1991.
An extensive and prolonged search produced a range of possible systems. No one came close to IBS Enterprise, which provided a real value-for-money, out-of-the-box solution backed by an extremely professional IBS local team and a corporate organization of international high standing, says Curtin.
With the implementation of IBS Enterprise, Plastral anticipates benefits that include optimized inventory, and the streamlining of business processes resulting in greater efficiency of the back-office functions. This, in turn, will lead to improved customer service, as well as providing the capability to effortlessly manage expected growth. With the long-term stability and support of the system, Plastral aims to standardize business processes across all its sites.