Friday, February 05, 2016
Slovakian rubber producer selects IFS Applications 9 to improve operations
Vegum replaces several legacy systems with a single IFS solution for enhanced production planning, logistics and financial management
IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces that VEGUM, the Slovakian producer of rubber compounds and products, will implement IFS Applications™ 9 as its central enterprise resource management (ERP) system to improve and streamline its complex business processes.
Founded in 1952, Vegum boasts a long heritage of producing high-quality rubber compounds as well as molded and extruded rubber products for industrial use. Employing some 600 staff, the company also offers engineering and testing services.
Vegum needed a new ERP solution that could replace its many stand-alone legacy systems and offer comprehensive support for its mission-critical business processes. Following an extensive evaluation of the ERP market, which involved solutions such as HELIOS Green, QAD and ESO/es, Vegum selected IFS Applications 9 as its enterprise-wide information system.
When fully deployed, IFS Applications will cover Vegum’s entire value chain, from production planning, manufacturing, and logistics to maintenance, financials, HR, and quality management. The IFS solution also includes a shop-floor workbench for advance production data processing, and IFS Warehouse Data Collection for mobile warehouse data capture via barcode scanners.
“We expect that the implementation of IFS Applications will increase the efficiency of our mission-critical business processes—leading to lower costs and improved customer care,” Vegum CEO Jozef Trnovec said. “Our size and flexibility makes us perfectly positioned to leverage IFS Applications as a central tool for competitive differentiation.”
IFS Slovakia managing director Jozef Kováčik added, “We are very excited to provide Vegum with a modern ERP solution that offers out-of-the-box support for all value-added business processes. We work with some of the world’s most successful companies in the manufacturing industries and we look forward to support Vegum’s successful growth with our solutions and expertise.”
VEGUM can secure the quick and high-quality complex delivery of compression-moulded and extruded products based on the specific requirements of its clients. To meet all the specific requirements placed on its products, VEGUM continuously invests in new technologies which allow it to maintain a strong focus on innovation as well as in the development of new, more technically demanding products. Its rubber production operations date back to 1952, when the tradition of rubber production in Dolné Vestenice began. Today the company employs over 600 highly qualified specialists. The company's revenues amount to EUR 30 million and its goal for the next years is the expansion of its production capacities and volume of deliveries both for current and new customers. More information is available at www.VEGUM.sk
IFS™ is a globally recognized leader in developing and delivering enterprise software for enterprise resource planning (ERP), enterprise asset management (EAM) and enterprise service management (ESM). IFS brings customers in targeted sectors closer to their business, helps them be more agile and enables them to profit from change. IFS is a public company (XSTO: IFS) founded in 1983 and currently has over 2,700 employees. IFS supports more than 2,400 customers worldwide from its network of local offices and through a growing ecosystem of partners.
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