With revenues expected to double over the next six months along with increasing demands by customers to improve business processes and take cost out of the supply chain, Med-Con’s current lack of systems integration would not support the business moving forward. Med-Con notes, that as a major supplier to the public health sector in Australia, it is critical to have a business system that can support improved information flows across Med-Con’s enterprise.
Med-Con’s success has been largely attributed to their commitment to leading edge technologies within their manufacturing operation as competition from cheap, low quality imports compelled Med-Con to differentiate through process sophistication and today it operates purpose built, state of the art machines with a total of only five people.
Applying the same approach to their supply chain operations will ensure the company can compete effectively in the international supply chain arena. Business process improvements such as better inventory management and increased customer collaboration will provide a level of sophistication to compliment that which already exists in the factory.
However, Med-Con recognised that they were reaching the limits of their existing methods, and so attended the GS1 Australia supply chain conference, Impetus held in July this year to evaluate solution providers.
According to Med-Con, they met with Pronto Software at Impetus and were impressed with their technology platform, breadth of functionality and commitment to supply chain innovation. Their strategic partnership with GS1 Australia was further proof that they walked the talk, so Med-Con opened a dialogue to see how they might help it.
Pronto Software was able to demonstrate flagship product suite, PRONTO-Xi as a comprehensive and feature rich software system that would support Med-Con’s business and supply chain initiatives both now and into the future.
According to Pronto Software, cost has always been an issue for a small to medium enterprise buying an ERP system but they can now attain equal footing on the global stage through supply chain efficiencies. Basically, information is agnostic and given that collaboration is primarily information exchange then size does not automatically guarantee competency. Med-Con is an example of a local business using agility and technology to successfully compete with the best in the world.
PRONTO-Xi is primed to deliver the sophistication required by Med-Con without placing an impost on the company’s bottom line.