Ecosoft/Bicycle Manufacturer Case Study

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Worker lacing a wheel in one of the assembly lines at project site

Contents

Title

Case Study for a complete business cycle that most small and medium size manufacturers should have. ADempiere is being used to improve business process of one the top 3 Bicycle Manufacturer in Thailand.

The project is now under implementation by ecosoft and due to complete end of 2010 --Kittiu 08:25, 20 September 2010 (UTC)

Remarks: Implemented on version 360LTS, Postgresql 8.4, Fedora OS

Industry

Bicycle Manufacturer

Geography

The HQ and Factory of the client is located at outer skirt of Bangkok, Thailand.

Company Profile

The company is founded in 1988 by a group of engineers and bicycle experts. At the beginning, it was a small manufacturer with capacity less than 1,000 sets a month. From there, the company kept on evolving in terms of manufacturing technology and design.

With the support from customers and suppliers, it is set to become the leading bicycle-parts manufacturer in Thailand reaching a capacity of 30,000 bicycles a month with more than 1,000 items of products to choose from.

Its product-line covers almost the entire bicycle, ranging from hubs and chain wheels with cranks to bicycle frames, forks, and handle bars.

Opportunities

We see abundance of similar opportunities in Thailand. A lot of small and medium size (SME) companies' requirements are too complicated for standard accounting software. SAP or Oracle's Financials are more suitable but falls beyond most of the SMEs' Developing World budget. Many share similar pains in the management of their inventory and production processes and integration to the back-office and day-to-day business administration.

Risks

Implementation Modules

The project is divided into 3 parts, each will be dealing with corresponding set of users. After finish each phase, training will be conducted to ensure that user gets familiar with the software. At the end of the last phase, the practicing data will be cleaned, stock item will be counted, unpaid invoice will be uploaded. The system will go live on the 1st day of 2011.

Phase I: Sales Cycle

Sales Cycle is the process of selling goods to customer that starts from receiving order from customer, shipping, invoicing, and money collecting as well as making a deposit into the company’s bank account. Existing sales cycle is described as per below which consists of:

  • Order and Delivery
  • Billing and Collection
  • Finance

Order and Delivery

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Billing and Collection

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Finance

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Phase II: Purchase Cycle

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Phase III: Manufacturing

Special Highlights

During implementation, we have the principle to use the standard ADempiere as much as possible. Anything configurable, will be configured using ADempiere's powerful Application Dictionary. Any necessary customization will be done without touching the core, ensuring future ease of maintenance and compatibility with future release.

Many technique without touching core ADempiere will be applied, i.e.,

Enhancement and by product that are useful are documented here.

Special Functionality

Lessons

Personal tools