Hearing Aid Manufacturer - M & A BPR, IT Refit

Sunday 6 November 2011

Provision of Project Management, Consulting (IT and BPR) and ongoing support services, to complete the activities related to the M&A of a foreign and two domestic companies. Successfully executed Business Process Reengineering, IT system consolidation, close-down of a Tokyo factory consolidating its operations to Yamato. Currently, working on IT strategy, policy localization and helpdesk structure.

Team Members - 34

Users -Approx 100

Project Duration (Months) -18 Months

Project Effort (Months)-24 Persom-months

Sites -India

Problems -

  •  Strong Project leadership required for extremely challenging M&A-related deadline.
  • HR-related problems in very different corporate cultures.
  • No IT standards with old kit.
  • Factories not using flow manufacturing. BPR required

Solution -

  • Re-engineer Business Processes for factories.
  • Run project to consolidate factories
  • Assist with HR re-trench
  • Employ standardized PCs where possible.
  • LAN and WAN linkup, IP address changes.

Benefits -

  •  M&A deadline beat.
  • Cost saved because of re-employment and outplacement of staff.
  • Staff trained on more efficient work methods.
  • IT staff changed out, structured IT strategy now employed.

Technology -

  •  Frame-relay WAN.
  • Cisco-based Network.
  • Smile Alpha sales / accounting.
  • eSolia-custom programs for data-entry to replace DOS programs and link Smile Alpha.
  • Standardization on Dell equipment for PCs and Servers