- JD Edwards
- IBM i / AS400
This JD Edwards World rollout client is a distributor of vehicle tire repair supplies and equipment. They are a division of a diversified manufacturing company with products in the industrial, agricultural, food processing, healthcare, and consumer markets.
This rollout was a result of business acquisition and growth across countries. This client had grown their business by expanding their operations in Canada and then bringing their operations to various countries in Central America, including Guatemala, El Salvador, and Panama. The parent company was already operating JD Edwards World, and the goal was to bring these new branches onto the centralized JD Edwards instance.
One particular challenge was that while the parent company was already running JD Edwards World, they had not activated the multi-currency option in JD Edwards. Because of these new international branches, they multi-currency function was needed.
The primary benefit of implementing JD Edwards at the client’s branch locations was better visibility to operations and access to data for key performance metrics. Another benefit was the standardization of business practices across all operating units. Additionally, the company gained operating efficiencies by letting the system process multi-currency transactions rather than having to do the transaction and translation calculations by hand.
Thanks to this rollout, the parent company can now monitor the branch’s inventory levels, sales order backlog, manufacturing backlog, vendor relationships, and financial performance throughout the month. This increased visibility helps these two formerly disparate operations function as one cohesive business.
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