Background

Bisalloy Steel was relying on several legacy systems in its steel processing plant at Unanderra, NSW. These systems included an AS/400, a DB2 Data Warehouse and Honeywell Experion. A number of JavaScript programs integrate the plant operations and the AS/400.  SAP B1 was being used for financial management and reporting purposes only.

Business Challenge

Bisalloy recognised the need to enhance the ERP capabilities of their systems to support growth targets as well as protecting the long-term sustainability of the company moving forward. Bisalloy needed an independent and experienced consulting organisation to assist them with an IT and ERP Systems Strategy to support the business for the next 2 – 4 years.

Results

CMC was engaged to develop a Strategic Information Systems Plan (SISP) for Bisalloy. The report included:

  • A review of the current business systems and associated IT operations to determine the effectiveness of the processes, communications and resources currently in place.
  • A review of the overall capability of the IT management and support team to deliver the outcomes for the company against the overall business strategy.
  • Identification and prioritisation of IT and Business Systems Workstreams necessary to support the future systems landscape, including project scale, priority and timing.
  • An IT Strategic Roadmap including a Portfolio of Initiatives and an Action Plan including “Quick Wins” as well as longer term activities.
  • An overall systems plan focussed on re-use and extension of the existing SAP B1 environment to incorporate manufacturing capability.

CMC is providing ongoing CIO Services and Project Management to support the implementation of the recommended work streams.

Our leadership team had a lot of confidence after the initial Executive Planning Session and we all felt there was a good fit between CMC’s experience and what Bisalloy needed in a strategic technology consulting partner

Luke Beale, Chief Financial Officer and Company SecretaryBisalloy Steel