The Pipelife company was using an outdated version of Exact information system, while their warehouse operations were managed by Megastore system, strategic and operational planning was supported by a proprietary system created in MS Access, with reports presented in MS Excel and Crystal Reports. There was a requirement for a new information system to control all processes within one information system and to find a strong partner to complete the implementation and to be flexible in reacting to future needs concerning further development and maintenance of the information system. Microsoft Dynamics NAV information system and NAVISYS company were chosen in the selection procedure.
The original project was divided in two phases. Phase one was started on October 20, 2008 while its goal was to launch the system as of January 5th, 2009 with the most standard features for all key company departments, including manufacturing and compartment warehouse. Phase one was launched for production operations according to the original time plan. Phase two focused on introducing customer requirements regarding sales, warehouse, transport planning, metrology and customer complaint procedures. An important part was development of tools to support strategic and operational planning – both from the financial and sales/manufacturing perspective, which was based on a sophisticated system of future demand forecasting. Find out more about Pipelife