Background

Sapphire Aluminium is a manufacturer and distributor of aluminium and aluminium finishing products. The company was responsible for finishing a significant part of the Olympic Torch for the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.

Business Challenge

Sapphire required a system to not only control Manufacturing and Scheduling, but to manage the Sales, Distribution and Financial Analysis for the business, which has representation around Australia and across Asia.

Results

A packaged solution was sourced from the market and implemented. Following this, substantial enhancements were made to accommodate specific manufacturing and scheduling requirements and to extend the solution for deployment in all states where a Sapphire branch exists. The system was implemented and has effectively managed and allowed the business to grow without the addition of any IT resources.

Customisation continued with a new streamlined production management module being implemented in 2006.

The organisation then embarked on an ERP Software Evaluation and Selection Project to replace their current legacy application. Sapphire decided to implement Epicor. CMC continues to provide ERP and Business Systems Strategy, QA Review and Project Management Support on an as required basis.