NADEC commences massive Oracle ERP implementation

Saudi's National Development Company (NADEC) plans to deploy Oracle 11i e-business suite to streamline its operations.

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By  Greg Wilson Published  February 11, 2003

Saudi Arabia’s National Development Company (NADEC) is aiming to streamline its operations and enhance its supply chain with an Oracle 11i rollout.

NADEC, the Kingdom’s biggest agriculture company, will deploy several Oracle ERP modules including Financials, Purchasing, Human Resources Management System (HRMS), Order Management, Process Manufacturing, Advance Planning & Scheduling and Enterprise Asset Management to drive greater business efficiency.

When completed, NADEC hopes to have improved its competitive positioning in Saudi Arabia and larger Gulf markets.

“Our objective is to both maintain our quality standards while using IT solutions to become a more efficient, cost-effective organisation,” comments NADEC’s IT director, Fahad Al-Muttairi.

“NADEC has expanded [the] product line, so the Oracle initiative is a means of restructuring our internal processes to match the drive and new direction of our ‘public’ face,” he adds.

A key project objective is the streamlining of the supply chain. The project should create more efficient supply chain processing, manufacturing, planning and sales order processing. The project should positively impact the company’s bottom line by optimising its supplies and inventories, streamlining the production, speeding up time to market and improving sales forecasting and analysis.

“[As] NADEC is one of a few Saudi companies with widespread public ownership – we’re serving both our customers and our owners – it’s important that we take a leadership role in demonstrating how strategic IT deployments can make our business more profitable,” says Al-Muttairi.

“Not only will Oracle E-Business Suite enable NADEC to reduce operational costs through things like inventory optimisation, we can also further improve our product offering and respond more quickly to new market opportunities,” he adds.

NADEC’s future IT infrastructure plans include deploying Oracle 9i database and Real Application Clusters.

The solution will be hosted on HP server hardware and systems integration expertise has been supplied by Abdula Fouad.

Husam Dajani, Oracle’s vice president for the Middle East region, adds, “As Middle East economies seek to diversify from oil production interests, sectors including manufacturing and agriculture assume even greater importance. NADEC’s adoption of the Oracle E-Business Suite will [deliver] a significant impact on the organisation’s output and overall financial outlook.”

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