DG Khan Cement Company Limited (DGKCC), one of the largest cement-manufacturers in Pakistan, has announced the deployment of Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 to help improve its operational efficiency, enabling it to automate its management and financial accounting system, reducing the time it needed to compile monthly operating results from 15 days to just three days.
“The unique and competitive value that Oracle has provided us in shape of smooth and integrated Procure-to-pay and Order-to-Cash business flows has facilitated us to get various types of real time information rapidly rather online, which saves a lot of time and money,” said Muhammad Aslam, Chief Information Officer, DG Khan Cement Co. Ltd. “Integrated information provided by the Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 helps us to make better decisions about purchasing and inventory to run business efficiently.”
“Oracle E-Business Suite has a strong footprint in the manufacturing industry and we are delighted that DGKCC has leveraged the most comprehensive suite of integrated, global business applications to further improve their operational efficiency and transform its business with the support of our partners.” said Akkasha Sultan Shaikh, Country Manager, Applications Business, Oracle Pakistan and South Asia Growth Economies – West. “The business benefits being enjoyed by DGKCC is a good example for other key players not only in cement industry but also in other manufacturing industries to follow.”
Prior to the deployment of the Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12, the company was using standalone legacy systems for financials, payroll,inventory and sales which were neither automated nor integrated. As a result, reports were being prepared manually at the end of month using manual vouchers.
With the help of Oracle Applications, DGKCC has now been able to generate daily cement production and power generation reports automatically at midnight as the system consolidates the production data, dispatches and inventory balances.
Oracle Purchasing enabled DGKCC to increase its efficiency of purchasing activities by helping to enable the company to process more than twice the purchase requests in the same amount of time as compared to its legacy system.
Implemented in house by the DGKCC ERP team, Oracle Daily Business Intelligence and Oracle Business Intelligence Applications are assisting the organization in generating various management reports efficiently in minimum time and gain more insight and greater value from a range of data sources and applications. Some of these reports have been put online and are being updated automatically after predetermined intervals.
DGKCC has also implemented Oracle Order Management, Oracle Inventory Management, Oracle Enterprise Asset Management and Oracle Discoverer which assist the management in quick and informed decision-making.