Quarry Mining Selects Epicor ERP for Data Transparency
The plant manufacturing company is mapping out bold ambitions for efficiency enhancement
16 Oct 2019
Epicor Software Corporation, announced that Ras Al Khaimah based Quarry Mining LLC has chosen it solution, to optimise production processes and promote data transparency across business functions.
Epicor Middle East partner, Knowledge Web Consultancy, will work with key Quarry Mining stakeholders to support the company on its implementation journey.
Quarry Mining provides engineering, design and fabrication services for the building of industrial structures—such as mineral-processing plants, seaport bulk-handling systems, and environmental technologies―in its native United Arab Emirates (UAE), and across the wider Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regions. The firm also has experience in the integration of de-dusting filter systems and is a pioneer in the supply of downhill conveyor systems with power generation. All the company’s steel work is done in the UAE, supported by its 150-strong workforce.
Quarry Mining’s legacy ERP system was hosted on premises and carried with it a series of challenges that proved difficult to resolve. After failure to implement a production module, which was vital to the company’s digitalisation vision, Quarry Mining sought out alternatives that would be easier to implement and use, while providing a better fit for its growth ambitions.
“Our legacy ERP solution didn’t give us the option of recording costs of materials. As a consequence, we were unable to determine what exact production costs were being incurred and could not therefore accurately estimate the costs of new projects with our existing system,” said Hani Swaleh, IT officer, Quarry Mining LLC. “We also experienced many inventory errors in our legacy ERP system.”
“We were struck by the reporting and enterprise search features, as well as the security measures, which were far better than those of other vendors,” said Swaleh. “In addition, the flexible user-licensing model from Epicor was another deciding factor for us, as it provides the ability to accommodate users based on business needs.”
Working closely with Knowledge Web Consultancy, Quarry Mining will implement several key Epicor ERP modules—including financial management, supply chain management, production management, planning and scheduling management, project management, service management, customer management, and global business management―across six facilities, servicing 21 users.
Once deployment is complete, the management team plans to migrate all Quarry Mining’s production processes, such as fabrication and assembly, into Epicor ERP. The move is expected to help the company capture data in real time for the purposes of operational analysis and optimisation.