Malabar Cement Goes Live on SAP

SAP ERP to help the company cement its leadership position

KeralaMalabar Cement Ltd, the flagship company of the Government of Kerala has announced that it has recently gone live on SAP ERP. The implementation of SAP ERP is expected to create an IT platform in the company that would bring Transparency, Accountability, Efficiency and integration across the entire organisation.

Malabar Cement the only grey cement manufacturing company in Kerala is looking at integrating its Accounting, Production, Procurement and HR through the SAP’s ERP implementation. Some of the key benefits the company is expecting through this implementation include improved Sales and Quality, On-line Availability of Information, Integration across the Organization, Standardization of business process to improve efficiency and productivity and Effective Utilization of Resources. Keltron was the chosen IT Partner to provide required solution to Malabar Cement Ltd.

“Our principal objective at Malabar Cement is to improve business efficiency and control cost,” said Mr. Srinivas K S, IAS, MD, Malabar Cement. “Through the fully integrated SAP Business Solutions, we also aim to achieve Information transparency across organization and enhance customer relationship by empowering our employees through IT enablement”.

The project commenced on 2nd February ’07 was completed on time on 1st August’07 with 8 modules going live covering 3 manufacturing and 12 Sales and Distribution location due to excellent commitment from the Management and active participation from all department and users.

“We are very happy that Malabar Cement has selected SAP as its mission critical business platform to enable and manage its business commitment in the Kerala Market,” said Ranjan Das, President and CEO, SAP Indian Sub continent. “ The SAP Business Solution deployment will enable Malabar Cement to obtain significant business benefits from accounting to reporting, planning production and maintenance and employment interface.”

About Malabar Cement:

Malabar Cements Ltd. is a flagship company of the Government of Kerala, the only Portland cement manufacturer in the state. The company was incorporated on August 11, 1978 and commenced production on April 24, 1984, with capital outlay of Rs. 680 million and paid up equity capital of Rs. 260 million, is owned fully by the Government of Kerala. The 1200 TPD plant at Walayar is continuously running in profit. The company meets about 10 % of total cement consumption in Kerala. Malabar Cement moves with a work force of over 1000 dedicated and highly skilled personnel. Malabar Cements have the state of the art, dry process technology for manufacture of super quality cement, quality much above the national standard. Additional information at http://www.malabarcements.com/