Mankind Selects IBM to Implement ERP

Mankind Pharma, a pharmaceutical company in India, strengthens its IT set up by partnering with IBM for implementation of SAP ERP, and a customized Enterprise Portal for deployment at customs and freight (C&F) agents. IBM team built a platform of trust, understanding, and confidence with Mankind Pharma by demonstrating expertise, fast response times and end-to-end capabilities to win this key engagement. Mankind Pharma claims to be one of the fastest growing pharmaceutical companies in the domestic market with year-on-year growth of more than 40%, having pan India presence with a comprehensive network of 60 C&F agents, covering more than 3 lakh doctors, and 8000 stockists. With the range and nature of products Mankind is dealing in, the current supply chain management mechanism including inbound and outbound logistics and the current IT system landscape demanded to implement an organization-wide ERP. As part of this engagement, IBM will be involved in providing end-to-end solution for Mankind including organization-wide implementation of ERP, as well as on-site support to Mankind after Go-Live to manage all SAP modules implemented including Financials, Logistics and Enterprise Portal across all its C&Fs;. This ERP implementation will bring all organizationwide functions of Mankind on the common platform, improve financial reporting and consolidation and provide better inventory visibility across organization as well as flexibility to change business processes, in response to external and internal changes. IBM's strong industry experience, coupled with successful implementations locally, helped us choose them as our ideal partner for this project. Some of the key benefits post implementation of this project will help us bring all the business functions on a common platform, integrate multiple applications for a single view of information, provide data consistency and most significantly reduce Supply Chain costs by better inventory view and control. said Arjun Juneja, Director, Mankind Pharma. Commenting on this deal, Vanitha Narayanan, Managing Partner, IBM Global Business Services, India & South Asia, said We are delighted with the opportunity of working with a fast growing company like Mankind Pharma, in the rapidly expanding pharmaceuticals sector. With our deep knowledge and expertise in working with dozens of pharma clients across the world, we are confident of creating a robust IT platform for supporting Mankind's business. Our solution will also benefit Mankind with better operational efficiency and cost control.
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