16 January 2018
Soil Machine Dynamics (Shanghai) Selects IFS Applications to Optimize Project-Based Manufacturing Processes
Deep-sea robot manufacturer selects comprehensive ERP solution from IFS to optimise operations
IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces that Soil Machine Dynamics (Shanghai) will implement IFS Applications™ as its central, fully integrated ERP system to optimise the company’s project-based manufacturing processes.
Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD) (Shanghai) is the newly-established subsidiary of Zhuzhou CRRC Times Electric Co., Ltd. (TEC), one of the world’s largest suppliers of deep-sea robots as well as the world’s leading underwater engineering manufacturer of subsea vehicles for offshore energy and mining.
With the strong technical support from TEC, SMD (Shanghai) is dedicated to becoming the marine equipment industry leader in China. To achieve these goals, SMD (Shanghai) needed a comprehensive and unified ERP platform to support its key business processes and streamline its project-based manufacturing processes. After a comprehensive vendor evaluation, IFS was selected over TEC’s current ERP provider thanks to its innovative approach, extensive industry expertise and the successful customer references in this sector.
IFS Applications will be deployed as central backbone to fully support SMD (Shanghai)’s business-critical processes including asset management, manufacturing, project management, finance and HR, business analytics, contract management, document management, work order management and quality management. The implementation of this comprehensive ERP solution will play a key role in powering the company’s continued growth.
“The implementation of IFS enterprise software is a strategic and significant decision for our company,” said Mr. Ouyang, the deputy general manager of SMD (Shanghai), “We were very impressed with the strong capabilities of IFS Applications, its vast array of local and global customer references as well as industry analysts’ confidence in the solution. It was clear to us that IFS Applications was the most fitting solution to meet our needs and achieve our objectives. We therefore really look forward to the rapid implementation, along with a fruitful long-term collaboration with IFS.”
“We are honoured to welcome SMD (Shanghai) to our already strong client base in the manufacturing sector,” Raymond Lam, general manager of IFS in China added, “IFS fully understands the business challenges associated with such a large-scale implementation. With our extensive industry expertise, best practices and strong domestic presence, we are confident to deliver an outstanding integrated solution that well meets the high standards of SMD (Shanghai), to help streamline key business processes across markets as well as bring about greater visibility and integrity throughout the company’s operations for its strategic growth.”
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About SMD (SHANGHAI)
Soil Machine Dynamics (Shanghai) is one of the world's leading manufacturers of remote intervention equipment, operating in hazardous environments worldwide. With a strong and unique heritage and a proven track record in subsea engineering, we have grown to be the number one independent designer and manufacturer in our field. We aim to provide the best technically and financially viable engineering solutions and an outstanding global service to ensure our customers to meet their goals. SMD is committed to quality and safety throughout the business ensuring that all practices are carried out in the safest reasonable manner and all staff are educated in the requirements of the quality system.
For more information visit: www.smd.co.uk
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