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Performance improvement through the Epicor ERP Solution

Supplier: Epicor Software (Aust)
21 April, 2010

Ludowici have been working with Epicor ERP (Vantage), since 2003.

Epicor is a leading provider of enterprise business software solutions for the midmarket. Their Manufacturing solution is a comprehensive solution that enables you to plan, schedule, execute and monitor the entire manufacturing business be it one local site or many, anywhere in the world.

To truly leverage the benefits of their investment of the Epicor ERP solution, Ludowici decided to implement the Epicor ERP solution across their entire business.

Ludowici is an iconic Australian manufacturer of diversified industrial products in the mining, manufacturing and environmental sectors. Products include:

  • process equipment
  • screens and feeders
  • wear products
  • seals
  • engineered rubber products
  • water and environmental

With operations in Australia, China, Chile, India, South Africa and the USA, Ludowici define their key point of difference as their ability to supply globally in a cost effective and expedient way.

Since 2007 Ludowici has been working extensively to build a strong and unified platform that services the entire business with an integrated software solution- Epicor ERP. COGITA have been involved as the key service partner providing consulting and support, licensing, training, and implementation assistance and guidance as needed. Ludowici expects to achieve global consistency and standardisation and improved efficiencies as a result of this work.

The recent acquisition of the Mining division of Johnson Screens illustrates how far Ludowici have come with realising their unified system goals. Within a period of 12 months Ludowici will have integrated all of the acquired sites onto the Epicor ERP platform (6 sites across Australia, USA, South America, India). The Ludowici business understands that integration of the ERP system is a major requirement for full business integration.

The ability to rapidly roll out Epicor to new sites highlights the flexibility and capability of the Ludowici IT group and has been made possible because the existing platform is in place.

The deployment and use of Epicor's ERP integrated software solution is part of Ludowici's success in achieving their competitive point of difference in global customer service.

Expected Benefits:

  • Implementation of global purchasing processes will maximize purchasing power along with a reduction in costs by purchasing from the most appropriate vendor and location
  • Implementation of global manufacturing processes will maximise manufacturing capabilities by manufacturing items in the most cost effective locations
  • Reduction of inefficiencies in the accounts department by users working in only a single ERP platform

The Future:

Ludowici plan to conduct an evaluation of the business case for Epicor 9 once integration activity is complete and all sites are on the standard platform of Vantage 8.03.

Modules in use:

  • EPICOR ERP Financials
  • EPICOR ERP Manufacturing