MacDonald Johnston is the Australian subsidiary of the global multinational Bucher Industries of Switzerland. The group turnover is CHF2.5billion.
The Australian business has been operating for over 50 years as a major manufacturer of refuse collection, waste management vehicles and also commercial bathroom equipment in Australia. MacDonald Johnston works through two widely recognized brand names, MacDonald Johnston and JD MacDonald.
MacDonald Johnston has two manufacturing locations in Victoria and Western Australia and also operates branch retail outlets throughout Australia offering spare parts sales and truck servicing facilities to customers.
The existing computer system and IT infrastructure was holding back growth at MacDonald Johnston, forcing them to look for a new solution.
MacDonald Johnston’s management team had made considerable progress towards best practice manufacturing despite its computer systems not providing either the accuracy or timeliness of information MacDonald Johnston needed to achieve the efficiencies they wanted. Their old systems were made up of multiple applications from multiple vendors and unable to be improved.
The latest 100% SOA application, Epicor 9 from COGITA was selected recently because it is a fully integrated make to order manufacturing solution designed for MacDonald Johnston’s industry with all modules from one vendor.