New system to support the continued rapid expansion of Almac Sciences
SSI, a Chelford Group company and provider of ERP and supply chain management solutions for specialist industries, has announced a major 1/4 million order for its TROPOS ERP solution, from Almac Sciences, a leading provider of custom synthesis services and products to the pharmaceutical industry. Almac Sciences has ordered the TROPOS end-to-end ERP and Supply Chain solution - with project accounting and project management modules that will enhance its purchasing and inventory control, and support the end-to-end supply chain solutions within its rapidly expanding cGMP manufacturing business.
Almac Sciences ordered SSI TROPOS following a full internal review of its processes. TROPOS provides Almac Sciences with purchasing control over the entire supply management cycle for all its products and services, full inventory management over its 'lean' discrete production manufacturing, and integrated quality control that will help ensure compliance with FDA regulations, HM Customs and Excise and other industry specific regulatory authorities. TROPOS also has full cost tracking through the business processes, so that it can seamlessly integrate with Almac Sciences' existing Oracle Financials solution.
"Our previous methods for purchasing and inventory control could no longer support our rapidly expanding manufacturing business, so we needed a fully integrated, powerful system that could give us total control over our entire operation," commented Paul McQuillan, Financial Controller, Almac Sciences. "Through SSI TROPOS we have that control, enabling us to enhance and develop the standards that we work to.
"We're winning more customers and synthesising more products all the time, so we needed a solution that would not only give us visibility and control over our process, but one that is really aligned to the demands of our industry. We have specific regulations to adhere to, as well as internal quality control that must go on, and SSI proved through its TROPOS solution and its consultancy expertise that it really knows the pharmaceuticals industry," he continued.
SSI TROPOS will provide Almac Sciences with the unique combination of software, technology, experience, services and future-proofing that will help ensure a seamless transition to greater and enhanced automation of purchasing and supply chain management. Additional modules ordered by Almac Sciences include TROPOS Active for event triggered workflow, TROPOS Form for document printing and TROPOS Application Designer which allows Almac Sciences to enhance and extend the system without affecting the software integrity.
"Companies in the pharmaceutical industry - as well as other regulated manufacturing sectors - are constantly realising the boundaries that paper-based processes create for their businesses," added Neville Merritt, Group Sales and Marketing Director, Chelford Group. "Through SSI TROPOS, which integrates compliance requirements and control with business process management, expanding businesses such as Almac Sciences can become more efficient throughout the supply chain process. This has tremendous benefits for the business and helps achieve rapid ROI."