Essel Propack manages its Material Master through MDO

Industry: Packaging

Essel Propack is a global tube-packaging company headquartered in Mumbai in India. It is part of the Essel Group, and is a specialty packaging manufacturer of laminated plastic tubes for the FMCG and Pharma space. The facilities cater to diverse categories that include brands in Beauty & Cosmetics, Pharma & Health, Food, Oral and Home, offering customized solutions through continuously pioneering first-in-class innovations in materials, technology and processes.

Business Challenges:

  • Huge Master Data due to growing product lines.
  • Existing SAP system has not been meeting the MDM needs.
  • Non- Collaborative working environment.
  • Submission to create Material Master from multiple plant locations in Excel sheet to the Central IT team that leads to numerous Master Data redundancy.
  • Accurate Master Data required as APO is being used extensively as their production planning tool.
  • Historical Mass Uploads resulted in inconsistent data quality.
  • External Material Number logic along with running serial number.
  • Excel Sheet being used to upload and change the master data and Materials being assigned to wrong material group.
  • No approval process and real time business validations in place.
  • Extensive User Trainings, to make users familiar with ERP environment.

Business Benefits

By implementing MDO, Essel is now able to:

  • Workflow Approval system.
  • Master Data description based on Essel Propack specific product and business rules.
  • Class and Characteristics value maintained as per the material group.
  • AUOM values maintained as per the defined Class and Characteristic.
  • Input of master data information from respective users with a decentralized approach.
  • Single Master Data Management system across the entire organization.
  • Customization of the fields and Role based access.
  • Mass Extension, Change, Upload using the MDO templates.
  • Elimination of data duplication and multiple entry.
  • Fully integrated on real time with SAP.