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 is a privately owned Australian company which merged in 1997 with another long-standing Australian business, Fidene Australia Pty Ltd.
Plastral was looking to replace its existing system with a single integrated ERP solution 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.
The new system also had to be intuitive, and easy to learn and to use, in order to ensure a speedy and productive transition.
Plastral determined that IBS Enterprise provided a good fit for its business.
A supply chain management solution developed by IBS specifically for the manufacturing and wholesale/distribution industries, IBS Enterprise services 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 centres 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,” Curtin affirms.
With the implementation of IBS Enterprise, Plastral anticipates benefits that include optimised inventory, and the streamlining of business processes resulting in greater efficiency of the back office functions.
“All this will lead to improved customer service, as well as providing the capability to effortlessly manage expected growth,” Curtin says.
“With the long-term stability and support of the system, Plastral aims to standardize business processes across all its sites.”