- Location: Venezuela
- Industry: Pharmaceutical
- Web site: www.kimiceg.com
"Epicor has allowed us to be more efficient in our procurement plans, our productive and financial processes."
Ricardo Blanco, IT Manager| Laboratorios Kimiceg
Established in Venezuela back in 1986, Laboratorios Kimiceg manufactures and markets high quality generic products, including analgesics, anti-inflammatory drugs, antipyretics, hypotensive drugs, antibacterial agents, and cough suppressors, which widely accepted by the consumers. The company's plant is located in Maracay and manufactures nearly 10 million units of generic drugs per year. It is strongly commitment to quality, best practices for pharmaceutical manufacturing and strict cost analysis.
With the purpose of supporting the organization's growth plan, through the incorporation of cutting edge technology, Kimiceg started the implementation of the Epicor solution in February 2006, and in only two and a half months, the system was up and running.
"Prior to implementing Epicor we had no process integration, and were using a homemade system to perform all processes, which created more work and set significant limitations for our growth," said Ricardo Blanco, IT Manager for Kimiceg.
Since the Epicor implementation, Kimiceg has integrated all its business processes, from sales projection, purchase and production planning, to order capture, invoicing and collection. "This has allowed us to be more efficient in our procurement plans, our productive and financial processes," he said.
The support of Kimiceg's senior management, the active input from users and consulting support by Epicor Partner SCS Venezuela, were key factors to the success of the project. He also emphasized the completeness of the standard functionality the Epicor solution provided for the pharmaceutical industry, which eliminated the need to perform several customizations to adapt the solution to Kimiceg requirements.
"With Epicor we have placed technology in the top of the wave. To integrate our processes and functions has allowed the organization to grow, not only from the sales point of view, but the human resource view, by raising the technological level of the users," said Blanco.
Epicor handles the planning of production and purchases-master producing scheduling (MPS) and materials requirements planning (MRP)-which allows them to foresee the future demand, and based on that information, suggest the purchasing needs and production orders to be placed.
"Nowadays, this is the first process performed by planning and logistics users on the first day of every month. No purchase order is placed that does not come from the strategic plan given by Epicor solution," added Blanco. The system indicates the supplies and materials needed to fulfill the production plan, which in turn depends on sales projection. As a result, the purchase order process has been reduced from 15 to 3 days.
With the support of Epicor, Kimiceg has managed to develop its own management indicators and are considering the integration of Epicor Business Intelligence (BI) tools.
Built on a service-oriented architecture (SOA), and Microsoft .NET platform, Epicor has allowed a seamless integration with a mobile Web-based order capture system, provided by IBC Carvajal, from which the drug stores located along the country, place their orders and these are processed in real time, going at once to the packing process. The Epicor solution assigns batches, unleashes the process of shipping guides, and is reflected at the same time in accounting and inventory.
Epicor ERP for Chemical and Pharmaceutical
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