I.T. Co. optimizes purchase and inventory management for PhosAgro


I.T. Co. optimizes purchase and inventory management for PhosAgro
Aplana Development Center (Aplana DC), a member of I.T. Group, has successfully finished designing and deploying an information system tailored to conduct the factor analysis of the inventory and personal responsibility for the inventory. The project has been delivered for PhosAgro Group.

The major global manufacturer of phosphorus fertilizers faced the challenges of optimizing its working capital in inventories, and boosting the performance and transparency of its procurement system, including the tasks to improve its purchase and inventory management, identify bottlenecks in the processes, and develop a motivation system for the personnel engaged in the procurement chain.

The solution developed by Aplana DC's team enabled the Group's enterprises to enhance their purchase/inventory management and avoid extra costs of inventory storage as well as delays in supplies of raw materials, equipment and consumables.

With the clear vision of the urgent priority given to the project by the Group, as well as its impact on PhosAgro's business unit leaders and IT staff, all steps required to develop the new solution were accomplished in the short term to bring major economic benefits through the project's prompt implementation.

Aplana DC's solution is a set of Oracle-based modules and comprises the following components:
  • a sub-system formulating rules and signals (notifications about the logistics operations quality) with real-time reporting capabilities – an additional module of Oracle e-Business Suite, an ERP system which expands the functionality of the Inventory module
  • a corporate repository with data population mechanisms implemented using an ETL tool – Oracle Data Integrator
  • a set of analytic reports designed on the Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition platform

"A solution which helps a major manufacturer to improve its purchase and inventory management and, as a result, ensure multi-million savings each month only through more efficient processes, without influencing its development investments, is in great demand at all times," Mikhail Kuraev, CEO Procurement Planning and Inventory Management Division PhosAgro, said. "In the economic slump, the chance to reduce extra expenses and continue developing the company becomes an even more essential competitive advantage."

About PhosAgro
PhosAgro is a vertically integrated Russian company and one of the world’s leading producers of phosphate-based fertilizers. Its core line of business is the production of phosphate-based fertilizers, high-grade phosphate rock (P2O5>39%), feed phosphates, nitrogen fertilizers and ammonia.
PhosAgro Group's primary assets include Apatit JSC, PhosAgro-Cherepovets JSC (created following the merger of Ammophos OJSC and Cherepovetsky Azot OJSC), Balakovo branch of Apatit JSC, Metachem CJSC, PhosAgro-Trans LLC, PhosAgro-Region LLC and NIUIF OJSC. 
For more information please visit the website: http://www.phosagro.ru

About Aplana. Development Center
Aplana Development Center (Aplana DC) was founded in 2011 on the basis of the custom engineering unit in Aplana Software which provides services for large and medium-size Russian companies. Aplana DC offers integrated customized solutions in developing, designing and upgrading corporate information systems, developing and implementing business applications, and building integration and analytical systems. First operations were launched in 2001, when Aplana Software was established.
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