RPG Cables, a division of KEC International Ltd., is one of the oldest and largest fully integrated cable manufacturers in India. Based in Mumbai, it manufactures a range of power and telecommunication cables, including control cables that are critical to power transmission and industrial expansion. Its well-equipped manufacturing and testing facilities ensure that the company’s cables meet international specifications.
RPG Cables makes 90% of its sales directly to customers from its manufacturing sites, greatly reducing the need for stocking points. The company also distributes its products through a dealer network, which further expands its market reach.
RPG Cables made a strategic decision to implement Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, and was keen to learn from its parent company’s experience with the product to ensure minimal business downtime during the implementation.
“The only options we considered were Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and SAP, and we chose Oracle because of its industry-leading capabilities and our parent company’s positive experience with the product,” said Nikhil Gupta, CEO, RPG Cables.
RPG Cables decided to adopt the best practices of other companies that had implemented Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, rather than trying to change its software to fit its existing business processes. The company successfully migrated its first plant and corporate office to JD Edwards EnterpriseOne within its ambitious target of 90 working days, enabling it to minimize work duplication during the transition to a new ERP platform, and to complete the transition within a single financial year.
L&T Infotech, an Oracle Platinum Partner, managed the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne implementation at three manufacturing plants.
“We developed a very effective working relationship with L&T Infotech, and they stayed for three months following the installation to ensure that we could quickly realize the benefits of the new ERP platform,” Gupta said.