QPMC deploys SAP to manage growth
Qatar Primary Materials Company rolls out SAP solutions for port, plant management, core functions
Qatar Primary Materials Company (QPMC) has undertaken a major deployment of SAP solutions to improve efficiency and meet growing demand from the construction sector in the country.
The company, which is responsible for managing the import of primary materials and the production of primary building materials including aggregate and concrete, has deployed the SAP systems to be able to grow to meet demand from infrastructure projects in Qatar, ahead of the 2022 World Cup and as part of the 2030 Vision. Infrastructure spend is estimated to reach US$150bn up until 2017.
QPMC manages the Sahara Washed Sand plant, the Gabbro aggregate cargo port terminal, Lusail jetty project, cement silos project and regional operations in the UAE and Oman.
The SAP project includes a highly customised Port Operation Management System, which is directly linked to SAP's Material Management solution. In addition, SAP will provide solutions for Sahara Washed sand Plant Maintenance, Production Planning, Finance and Controlling, Human Capital Management, Quality Management, Project Systems and Funds Management.
"Qatar's landscape is changing in a profound way, and QPMC is honoured to be at the centre of it all," said Khalid Al Rabban QPMC Chairman. "But with such involvement comes great responsibility. The immense, game-changing nature of our infrastructure and construction ambitions cannot be fully realised if we are not able to optimise our operations in every conceivable sense. SAP will be enormously important in this respect, making use more agile, transparent and, ultimately, more effective."
"QPMC has always been at the forefront of Qatar's construction sector and the importance of its leadership is growing exponentially," said Gergi Abboud, managing director, SAP Gulf.
"SAP is proud to work alongside such an ambitious, powerful company as it seeks to fundamentally - and sustainably - forge a new future for the people of Qatar. The sheer scale and complexity of the country's construction agenda cannot be underestimated and that is why QPMC is, as ever, thinking ahead to ensure it has the systems in place to deliver the best possible outcome," he added.
Maran Nagarajan, CEO, Kaar Technologies, Global SAP Consulting and Services provider, said: "By working closely with QPMC and listening to their business challenges, we incorporated SAP best practices and implemented a partially-customised solution to meet their specific needs. The project's success owes huge thanks to the advanced technical and business skills of the teams at Kaar Technologies, QPMC and SAP."