The enterprise SAP implementation will help Automotive Axles create a scalable system to obtain better access and control over information flow within the organizationBANGALORE, INDIA: IBM recently announced that Automotive Axles Limited, a joint venture of Kalyani Group and Meritor Inc., USA, has engaged IBM as the deployment partner for SAP ERP ECC 6.0 to build a robust IT framework for its operations.
The enterprise SAP implementation will help Automotive Axles create a scalable system to obtain better access and control over information flow within the organization, said a press release.
By bringing all the functions on a common platform and application, the solution will provide an integrated view of the business to the management team and would therefore enable faster decision-making.
IBM will implement SAP ERP to enhance and integrate processes across production planning, materials and stores, quality, sales and distribution, plant maintenance, finance and costing, statutory requirements and HR department.
The deployment will support Automotive Axles’ aggressive growth plans and the goal of strengthening its leadership position as a rear axle producer in the Indian market.
“We wanted IT to be the key driver for operational and strategic decision making process and were looking for a technology partner who can lead the deployment with their proven skills and best practices,” said S. Ramkumar, CFO and company secretary, Automotive Axles.
He added that they are confident that IBM’s expertise in handling complex deployments, combined with their deep industry knowledge, will ensure that the company achieves its business goals.
The SAP ERP deployment will help the company improve material requirement planning, manage inventory better, and control cost more effectively. Automotive Axles will also benefit from improved production cost, better asset management, and enhanced financial reporting system.
“IBM, with its domain expertise, is in a unique position to deploy this end-to-end solution at Automotive Axles to streamline and seamlessly integrate their processes across manufacturing, logistics and accounting. The engagement with Automotive Axles is an important step in our endeavor to provide world-class technologies and services delivery to clients across a wide spectrum of size and geographic presence,” said Sriram Rajan, vice president, General Business, South Region, IBM India/South Asia.