29 March 2011
IFS Applications Streamlines Operations at Porta KMI Poland
Porta KMI Poland, a woodwork manufacturer, has implemented IFS Applications to streamline its operations. The system is currently used by 550 users at Porta manufacturing plants in Poland and Romania. Porta KMI Poland specializes in manufacturing doors and door frames. The company has five advanced production facilities in Poland and a plant in Romania.
The company's annual production exceeds one million items. Since 2009, management of the company has been supported by IFS Applications.
An integrated MRP system for management support has been used at Porta KMI Poland since the mid-90s. In 2007 the Board of Directors decided to replace the solution with an advanced ERP system.
One of the main purposes for implementing IFS Applications was to speed up information flow within the company and to streamline production operations in Romania. Another aspect of key importance was ensuring system compliance with changing laws and regulations.
“Porta is a multi-branch company with a foreign subsidiary. It has a very complex structure which is difficult to handle when it comes to taxes, accounting and controlling. Therefore, ensuring compliance with current legislation is crucial for us,” said Ryszard Schwartz, Director of Information Systems Development, Porta KMI Poland Sp. z o. o.
The main benefits of implementing IFS Applications has been automation of planning and production preparation processes, streamlining configurable production, improving logistics and unification of the production system in all the plants, both in Poland and Romania.
“The whole process of order delivery - from sending the customer’s order to production, to creating a production order at the plant – is carried out automatically,” Ryszard Schwartz said.
The system was designed for 600 users and was simultaneously launched in five Porta locations in Poland and at the production plant in Romania. IFS Applications was implemented in all key business areas. The system supports management of finance, distribution, manufacturing, design, logistics, human resources and payroll.
“Virtually all the areas are covered by IFS Applications: supply, production planning, financial planning, sales and purchase orders as well as production orders. We have implemented modules to support maintenance management, projects, finance, controlling and budgeting, HR and payroll,” Ryszard Schwartz said.
“We are pleased that Porta KMI Poland can increase efficiency and reduce operational costs using IFS Applications,” Marcin Taranek, CEO of IFS CEE said.
At the plants, Porta KMI Poland uses the following IFS modules: IFS Financials, IFS Distribution, IFS Manufacturing, IFS Maintenance, IFS Projects, IFS Human Resources and IFS Payroll. The system is currently used by 550 users in Poland and Romania.
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