KUALA LUMPUR: KL-Kepong Rubber Products Sdn Bhd (KRP), a subsidiary of Kuala Lumpur Kepong Bhd has selected Epicor Software Corporation’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution Epicor ERP, to integrate their systems and automate business processes for efficiency and growth.

The growing demand for personal protective equipment (PPE), especially during the Covid-19 crisis, highlighted the need to accelerate adoption of an integrated digital platform for the company’s system and business processes.

KRP director Jarrod Quah said as part of the company’s continuous effort to optimise and support its operational processes to better serve clients, the ERP upgrade is timely and part of KLK’s digital transformation journey towards embracing the Industry 4.0 revolution.

“We believe with ERP, we will be able to reduce legacy systems and improve cycle times hence increase our productivity and efficiency, he said.

As a small to medium-sized enterprise (SME), most of KRP systems and data were manually processed using multiple applications and stored in spreadsheets.

“Our target is to connect physical with digital, allowing for better collaboration and the ability to leverage real-time and accurate data to boost productivity, improve processes and drive growth.

“Epicor fits into our objective of providing reliable, customisable, advanced and industry-specific platforms,” Jarrod said.

KRP is a leading latex rubber household and industrial gloves manufacturer in Malaysia.

To meet their clients’ increasing requirements, KRP needed a solution that bridged data and integrated processes quickly. KRP recognised Epicor as the optimal partner to help with their integration and automation efforts. With a better system and process in place, KRP can serve their clients with greater efficiency and support their future expansion plans.

As an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) in a price-competitive market, KRP understands the importance of continuously progressing with innovations, data and information exchange in the industry. Through the use of internationally recognised software solutions like Epicor ERP, KRP will be able to manage critical data such as inventory, manpower and equipment, efficiency, and productivity will be significantly improved. As KRP chart its plans for future business growth, tapping the right technology for data integration and process automation is a step in the right direction.

Epicor Software regional vice president for Asia Vincent Tang said Epicor ERP solution for manufacturers brings world-class features that match KRP’s needs.

“Our platform allows businesses to track production in real-time, gain visibility and control into mission-critical processes, and derive insights from enterprise data. During the ‘new now’ capabilities like these will ensure KRP is able to maximize its resources, remain resilient, and boost process efficiency to stay competitive in the market and empowered for future growth,” he said.

from New Straits Times (NST Business), 8 September 2020