Advance Chemicals implements Microsoft Dynamics NAV solution to control costs and improve production planning. The solution resulted in significant cost savings.
Advance Chemicals has over 75 years’ experience in the manufacture of cleaning, maintenance and specialty chemicals for a wide range of industries including manufacturing, textile, food, automotive and hospitality.
At their factory in Altona, Melbourne, Advance Chemicals manufacture over 1200 products that they sell to over 1000 customers in Australia, New Zealand, China, Fiji and Korea. After receiving key industry environmental ISO accreditations, Advance Chemicals faced significant growth opportunities and predicated that their annual growth rate was expected to double over the next four years. After determining that their former ERP system supplied by 2Clix would not be able to meet their requirements, they contacted KPMG for a new ERP system.
The new solution needed to be able to manage the following:
Adrian Borsi, Operations Manager, reiterates the positive outcomes. “We can trace raw materials to finished goods to customer receipts and any point in between. This satisfies our veterinarian requirements. Further, we now have full cost roll up (from BOMs and Routings) for every product – we therefore know our profitability for each product for every sale regardless of how much costs may have changed. We can now schedule and plan productions within our capacity limit and provide sensible, accurate supply promise dates to our customers.”
Advance Chemicals chose KPMG Hands-on Systems because of their proven track record implementing hundreds of similar systems in the past. Adrian explained that KPMG's Hands-on Systems has “this general experience that goes beyond just the software and was invaluable in our environment and provided productivity gains in particular which we would otherwise have never even been aware of.”