"We wanted to establish integrated and centralized monitoring for the scale and breadth of our operations by implementing a robust ERP system"
Mr. V.J. Rao President – IT & CIO, Viraj Profiles
Viraj Profiles Limited is a leading stainless steel producer with integrated manufacturing facilities and a capacity of 348,000 tons per annum. In just over a decade and a half, it has achieved over 70 product certifications and approvals in the petrochemical, food and beverage, construction, pharmaceutical, defense and marine industries.
The business of Viraj Profiles grew over a period of time as the company expanded the product portfolio. As the operations grew in size, investment, operations and number of people, each sub division grew in size and became more and more independent.
Fujitsu provided a ‘One Stop Solution’ for Viraj Profiles helping with consulting services and hardware. Fujitsu implemented SAP ECC 6.0, with all major modules PS with IS-MILL. The implementation covered one company code, 17 plants, 18 profit centers, 34 sales areas and two purchase organizations.
Simultaneous implementation of HR modules, gross plant planning, transfer pricing, customized interface for customs, variant configuration, customized enhancements for Imports & IS-MILL and Kronos interface for time management are some of the key features of the project.
The solution covered Cenvat Excise registers, interplant transfer of materials, excise invoices, withholding tax (TDS) and service functionalities. EOU specific excise functionalities are handled by Collebra which utilizes the data from SAP.
Viraj Profiles streamlined business processes, reduced process cycle times and operating costs through implementation.
Fujitsu helped Viraj achieve higher process efficiency and reduce operational costs, enabling faster realization of IT investment.
“Fujitsu proved their deep domain expertise by providing the best blueprint to streamline key organizational processes across all business units of Viraj Profiles. The SAP ERP solution implemented by Fujitsu enabled us to evaluate and monitor key parameters efficiently to analyze critical business data down to individual machine level, and helped simplify and speed up the legal compliance processes.”
Fujitsu is a leading provider of ICT-based business solutions for the global marketplace. With approximately 172,000 employees supporting customers in 70 countries, Fujitsu combines a worldwide corps of systems and services experts with highly reliable computing and communications products and advanced microelectronics to deliver added value to customers. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$55 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011.For more information, please see www.fujitsu.com
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