Downer EDI Mining is part of the Downer Group which has grown to be the leading provider of services to the infrastructure, mining and engineering sectors.

Business Challenge

Downer EDI Mining currently was using the JD Edwards World software as its core Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. The system no longer met the current and future business requirements. It was recognised by senior management that migrating to the latest JD Edwards EnterpriseOne ERP system would be the key enabler for continued growth and to improve operational efficiencies across the organisation.


CMC was engaged to review the Business Case for the Re-Implementation of JD Edwards EnterpriseOne. CMC’s Strategic Consultant provided feedback and this was accepted by the Executive.

CMC was then asked to assist with the Project Management and Methodology Support for all activities in Phase 1 which was the Preparation of an RFP for the Evaluation and Selection of a JDE Implementation Partner.
CMC also provided Change Management Consulting to outline the activities required for the development of a Change Management Strategy and to detail the requirements for initiation of introductory Executive Management communications.

This provided the organisation with the following:

  • A clear vision and direction for the JD Edwards Re-Implementation Project.
  • Improved management and structure of Change Management knowledge transfer.
  • Identification of relevant key Change Management issues and suggested mitigation strategies moving forward.

We engaged a number of resources from CMC to assist with our ERP implementation project. CMC’s Project Manager, Change Manager and Financial Consultant were highly competent in their fields of expertise and delivered the value we were looking for

Ole Elsaesser - Chief Financial OfficerDowner EDI Mining