Tien Phong Plastic is one of the leading companies in manufacturing plastic pipes and plastic fittings in Vietnam. Its southern affiliate manufactures products in the Binh Duong province and has a sales office in Ho Chi Minh City. The affiliate employs 350.
Tien Phong Plastic ran on a legacy system which offered sales and accounting. But the two applications were housed in separate modules that didn’t connect. At month’s end, the accounting team had to consolidate its data with the sales team for reports, says Van Kim Thanh, ERP Project Manager at Tien Phong Plastic.
The legacy system was mainly used for accounting and did not offer functionality to handle manufacturing, so they only used the inventory and warehousing modules in its manufacturing division. In the old system, there were only a few authorized users with access to the system, so each employee only focused on their assigned tasks every day. Employees were not aware of the entire accounting or manufacturing workflow processes. With limited understanding of the entire quote to finished product workflow, teamwork was not highly promoted and collaboration was not strong.
For the management team, the legacy system’s reporting was not real-time or in-time. That’s because the data inputs and processes were dependent on a particular person who had access to the system, which was only located in its offices. In addition, there were lots of workarounds to manage the manufacturing due to the ERP limitations of the old system. To get a better picture of the business, the executive team decided they needed a more modern ERP, one that could be accessed from anywhere.
Before the search for an ERP began, Tien Phong Plastic executives needed to choose a technology vendor that could modernize and standardize the current operation. The partner needed to enhance and improve processes to match those of an ERP. The technology vendor needed to help the company create a communication and action plan so that all employees understood the project and the benefits for each stakeholder and understood the changes and collaboration needed to make the project a success.
Tien Phong Plastic chose Patsoft JSC as its technology partner and Acumatica Cloud ERP as its ERP. Phung Minh Triet headed up the Patsoft team implementing Acumatica for Tien Phong Plastic.