Paris (France), Tokyo (Japan), Guangzhou (China) - March, 16th 2016
Under the direction of VP Yinzhong Xiong, GKR, international group and leader of China's rubber industry covering rubber planting, processing, sales and R&D, has reached a major milestone on its road toward enterprise informationization construction, thanks to the worldwide deployment of offline HTML5 App and central ERP5 open source platform adapted to the specific supply-production-sales process of GKR the rubber company. After 3 months' system implementation, 20 users in 14 sites in China and South Asia started to input daily operation data to a single ERP5 platform for data processing and reporting, from the 1st day of system online.
The director of GKR ERP projet says: "GKR has grown steadily in the past 13 years and has become an international group. However, except for accounting, most other daily business operations are managed in a traditional way. The deployment of an ERP based on offline HTML5 technology has reduced drastically the time to implement the project by eliminating the need for local server setup in each factory and by eliminating the need for face to face training of each user. Centralization onto a single platform of data synchronized from each factory simplifies management and decision making by producing consistent consolidated reports for inventory, available to promise, etc., for the whole group or for each subsidiary."
Dongliang Wu, business manager of GKR ERP project, declares: "ERP5 has been identified quickly by the GKR project team as the best solution to implement the GKR ERP system. The combination of offline HTML5 App and central ERP5 solution was the most feasible and rational solution in terms of time, budget and objectives. Through this approach, GKR saved at least 6 months and a huge amount of budget compared to competing approaches. Another success factor in the project was Nexedi's implementation approach which relies on a single highly productive senior engineer for the whole implementation rather than on a dozen of beginners with costly management overhead."
Jean-Paul Smets, CEO of Nexedi, concludes: "JIO offline HTML5 Application technology enables certain modules such as Purchase, Inventory, Production and Sales that are essential for daily data input to be used offline and with low bandwidth. This is very useful in countries where Internet is not always stable or in areas which require to use satellite access such as Thuraya. We also used GrandeNet application delivery network in this project to ensure good connectivity to servers of GKR in Guangzhou. GrandeNet helps GKR circumvent problems of Internet routing instability in China, Thailand or Indonesia. We could observe for now 2 months that no network downtime has prevented users to synchronize information, even in remote areas. The combination of offline HTML5 and GrandeNet is thus a true enabler for full online global ERP approach."
GKR is founded by GDNK under the authorization of China's Ministry of Agriculture. Over the past 13 years, with the growth of its rubber business, GKR has become an international group and leader of China's rubber industry with over 40 sites covering rubber planting, processing, sales and R&D;, GKR all over China and Southeast Asia.
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