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Material Master Data Quality in Action

For over 12 years, we, at Verdantis have been helping enterprises make sense of – and derive value from – their material master data. After defining and discussing the basics of material master data quality over the last few weeks, it is only fitting to bring the series to an end with a look at some of our case studies.

Material MDM During ERP/EAM IMPLEMENTATION

The Client – a privately-held, American company with a history of innovation and a deeply held belief in doing business with integrity. Their challenge, EAM implementation for better control across multiple plants.

The Data –

  • 100,000 SKUs from multiple systems
  • New Parts added every year ≈ 3000-3500

Verdantis Benefits –

  • Move from no taxonomy to UNSPSC
  • Fewer instances of duplicate inventory
  • Procurement control drove volume discounts
  • Data Sheet Definitions for 1,402 Categories

 

Material MDM During ORGANIZATIONAL MERGERS

The Client – Client has 30 plants located across 6 countries in the Americas and Europe. They are the largest vertically integrated cane sugar refiner in the world producing more than six million tons of sugar annually. ERP consolidation followed 3 major M&A deals.

 

The Data –

  • Total Lines of Data – 215,000
  • New Data Added Every Month – 3000 items
  • ERP in use – SAP ECC 6.0 (2 instances)
  • Languages in which Data was Required – 3 (English, Spanish, and Portuguese)

Verdantis Benefits –

  • Maintenance of MDM standards globally
  • Improved material creation process across the enterprise
  • Consolidation of cleansed data across all locations

 

 

Material MDM During PROCESS IMPROVEMENT EFFORTS

The Client – a world-leading producer of flat-rolled carbon, stainless and electrical steels, with added focus on automotive, appliance, infrastructure and manufacturing, construction and electrical power generation and distribution markets.  Purchased Parts MDM initiative was deemed necessary to drive productivity, profitability and maintain a competitive edge.

 

The Data –

  • 425, 000 items coming from numerous suppliers
  • Multiple source systems with varying data storage structure
  • No eagle-eye view of the actual size and details of the inventory, supplier base and customer base

Verdantis Benefits –

  • Enhanced search, empowered maintenance teams
  • Lower inventory and handling costs
  • Supply Chain risk mitigation, decreased plant downtime
  • Higher Bottom-line savings on total spend for different indirect commodities

These are just three of our customer success stories. You can read many more on our website. You can also read the first two parts of this blog series here and here.

What has been your experience with ‘material master data quality’? Please share your thoughts and anecdotes in the comments section below.

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Arthur Raguette

Arthur Raguette

Arthur Raguette is the Executive Vice President at Verdantis. Arthur is very passionate about the application of innovative technologies to solve real-world business problems with a strong emphasis on large enterprise solutions. He has more than a decade of experience of working with Software for Master Data Management and Data Governance for multiple domains and across industries. Arthur’s prior technology passions included high performance B2B middleware and hybridized SaaS applications for HR, Employee and Education related domains.

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