Medentech Chooses Clarion Consulting to Help Streamline Water Purification Efforts Worldwide

Dublin, Monday, 15th December 2003: Business and IT consulting firm, Clarion Consulting today announced that it has been chosen by Wexford-based pharmaceutical company Medentech Ltd. to plan and deploy a company-wide Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. Medentech Ltd. who specialise in the development and manufacture of human hygiene products such as water purification tablets will use the ERP system to support their growing international business and manage supply to Relief Agencies and Non-Government Agencies (NGO’s) worldwide.

With over 90% of their products destined for export markets and business expansion plans firmly in place, Medentech identified accurate inventory management as one of the key drivers for ERP implementation. “The market environment for Healthcare products is a demanding one,” comments Fionnuala Ni Shúilleabháin, Financial Controller, Medentech. “For example, we have formal Service Level Agreements in place with relief agencies and NGO’s, who must be in a position to instantly react to humanitarian disasters. This requires us to hold minimum stock levels for immediate delivery. Using the IFS ERP system, information flows for incoming and outgoing delivery schedules will be totally integrated with other processes, allowing us to provide a swift and accurate response to customer demands.”

Accurate and effective quality control forms the basis of Medentech’s service commitment to customers such as the World Health Orgnisation and UNICEF. Adherence to standards such as Good Manufacturing Practice requires complete traceability on all product components explains Fionnuala Ní Shúilleabháin. “The deployment of an ERP system through Clarion Consulting will considerably simplify quality practice adding greater transparency to the manufacturing process. Using IFS’ suite of ERP applications, we can immediately provide front to end batch and product traceability. In addition, the expected reduction of manufacturing and administration overheads will help us to maintain our competitive advantage over low cost, albeit less quality-driven competitors.”

Clarion Consulting will supply the IFS software suite to meet Medentech’s business and operational objectives. “Unlike many ERP systems currently on the market, IFS Applications is based on a component approach,” according to Pat Millar, Managing Director, Clarion Consulting. “This allows customers to implement one or all components based on individual requirements or budget limitations. In Medentech’s case, we will implement components from IFS Financials, IFS Manufacturing and IFS Distribution.” As part of the deployment plan, Clarion Consulting will also provide a range of professional services including project management and staff training. This will ensure “fast-track” implementation meeting Medentech’s expected “go-live” date early next year. “The entire project can be completed in between 8 to 10 weeks as opposed to the normal 8 to 10 months for ERP implementation,” explains Pat Millar. “As a result, business disruption will be minimal allowing Medentech to quickly benefit from their investment in this technology.”

“We chose Clarion Consulting and their partner IFS to implement the solution due to their level of experience, professionalism and business commitment,” comments Fionnuala Ni Shúilleabháin. “They have already completed ERP implementations for a number of other organisations similar in nature and size to our own.”

About Medentech
Established in 1984, Medentech Ltd. Is a leading product development and manufacturing company, specialising in the manufacture of effervescent tablets for use in the Human and Animal Hygiene sectors. Accredited to ISO9001:2000 and certified to E.U. Good Manufacturing Practice standards for medicinal products, Medentech is a major supplier of disinfection and water purification products worldwide.

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On December 15, 2003, posted in: News by
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