Gasket, the world leader in ball valve production, has decided to extend its SAP ECC application platform, on which Gasket International operates, to the group's Chinese company, to improve process integration, exploit the benefits of extended visibility to the supply chain and improve control by Headquarters.
The project has provided for roll-out of the groups model for accounting processes, management control, sales, purchasing, stock management and production for the Chinese company, with integration of civil/taxation law requirements and Chinese businesses.
As part of the Management Systems evolution project, Engineering has been able to guarantee all technical and functional skills for achieving this goal, from process analysis to adaptation and improvement within the SAP system.
The benefits obtained by the project can be identified in the standardization of data and business processes, while safeguarding local specific characteristics, and in the reduction of change management impact, thanks to the use of a local Chinese partner for the training phase, user acceptance test and post go-love support.
Both directly and through its partners, Engineering has been able to gain a widespread experience in implementation and roll-out projects for the SAP ECC system in China, and has learned to move around within the local context which has special characteristics in terms of culture, language, fiscal and legal aspects, customs requirements and operational procedures.