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Atlanta OAUG Member Spotlight. Agenda. Who Is Porex Corporation Scope of Project Project Timeline Applications Environment Hardware & Database Configuration Success Factors Lessons Learned Porex’s Future. Historical Perspective. 1998 – Point Plastics (California)

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Atlanta OAUG

Member Spotlight


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Agenda

  • Who Is Porex Corporation

  • Scope of Project

  • Project Timeline

  • Applications Environment

  • Hardware & Database Configuration

  • Success Factors

  • Lessons Learned

  • Porex’s Future


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Historical Perspective

  • 1998 – Point Plastics (California)

  • 1999 – The KippGroup (California)

  • 1999 – Mupor Limited (Scotland)

  • 2000 – Fiber manufacturing assets (Malaysia)

  • Founded in Fairburn, GA

  • Initial salesin WIC Market

  • Greenfield expansion into Germany

  • Acquisition of

    Sintair Ltd. (UK)

  • Acquisition of

    Esters Filtertechnik

2004

1961

1970-1980

1990

2000

2003

  • Porex Scientific

  • Advances inproductioncapabilities ledto new marketopportunities

    • Industrial

    • Healthcare

    • Consumer

  • Porex Surgical Inc.

  • Point Plastics sold

  • KippGroup sold

  • Acquisition of Interflo Technologies (NY)


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  • Scotland

  • Germany

    2 facilities

  • Atlanta

    3 facilities

  • Malaysia

Business Overview

Business Description:Porous media solutions used in filtering, wicking, diffusing, venting, muffling, membrane support and control of fluid and gas flow

Product Examples:Writing instrument components,

wicks for fragrance release, pipette tip filters, air and water filtration products, diagnostic components, serum separators

Product Types:OEM components and finished products

Sales Channel:Direct OEM sales

Distribution for finished products

Sales by Geography:57% United States

42% International

CY 2005 Budget:Sales - $72.6 million


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  • POROUS PRODUCTS GROUP

    • Fairburn, Georgia, USA

    • Bautzen, Germany

    • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    • Alness, Scotland

    • Aachen, Germany

  • SURGICAL PRODUCTS GROUP

    • Newnan, Georgia, USA

    • Munich, Germany


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Scope of Project


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Scope of Project

  • Driving Factors

    • Common Application Platform

    • Information availability at a corporate level

    • Process commonality used by all divisions

    • Preparation for Sarbanes-Oxley audit


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Project Timeline

  • Porex Surgical Go Live

  • Mupor Scotland Go Live

  • Porex Malaysia Go Live

  • Porex Germany GmbH

Oct 2002

Mar 2003

Sep 2003

Oct 2003

Jun 2004

2005

2006

  • Porex Fairburn Go Live

  • Porex Surgical GmbH Go Live

  • Fine Tuning

  • Move to Linux

  • 11.5.10 Upgrade


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Applications Environment

• Inventory • Accounts Payable

• Bill of Materials • Accounts Receivables

• Work in Process • General Ledger

• Procurement • Fixed Assets

• Order Management • Warehouse Management


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Applications Environment

  • Oracle Applications

    • Release 11.5.6


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Applications Environment

  • Inventory

    • 5 Inventory Org’s

    • Items shared across org’s

    • Items lot controlled

    • Inter-company transfers

    • 10,135 Master Org Items


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Applications Environment

  • Bill of Materials

    • 4 Org’s

    • Org specific

    • 2 to 3 Levels deep

    • Used for backflushing

    • Roll-up for Std Cost

    • 6,613 BOM’s


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Applications Environment

  • Work in Process

    • 4 Org’s

    • Org specific

    • Combination of Discrete Jobs & Work Orderless Completion


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Applications Environment

  • Procurement

    • Used by all org’s

    • Designated buyers

    • Requisitions not currently used

    • Outside Processing

    • 4,756 PO’s issued in CY 2004


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Applications Environment

  • Order Management

    • Used by all org’s

    • Customers shared across org’s

    • Pricing by org

    • Multi-currency pricing

    • Heavy use of Data Flexfields

    • 6,039 Bill-To Addresses

    • 2,080 Ship-To Addresses

    • 22,572 Sales Orders entered for CY 2004


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Applications Environment

  • Accounts Payable

    • Installed at all org’s

    • Electronic banking

      • Auto-deposit

      • Positive Pay


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Applications Environment

  • Accounts Receivable

    • Used by all org’s

    • Managed at each org

    • 26,664 Invoices issued in CY 2004


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Applications Environment

  • General Ledger

    • Common Chart of Accounts

      • 8,251 Code Combinations

    • Common Calendar

    • Multiple Currencies

      • U.S. Dollars, Euros, British Pounds, Malaysia RInggets

      • All foreign currencies consolidated into U.S. Dollars

    • ADI used for J/E imports and budgeting

    • F9 for financial reporting

    • Recent Calendar Year change


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Applications Environment

  • Fixed Assets

    • Used by 4 org’s

    • Maintained by corporate office

    • Multi-currencies

    • Maintain Corporate & Tax Books

    • 13,092 Assets


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Applications Environment

  • Warehouse Management

    • Developed in-house

      • Interfaced with Oracle Inventory module

      • Bar-coded inventory

      • Able to track genealogy of manufactured products


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Applications Environment

  • Custom Forms

    • Forms developer Optio

      • Maintenance intensive

    • Plans to move all custom forms to PDF/Adobe


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Hardware & Database Configuration

  • Sun/Solaris ver. 8

    • Instances

      • 1 Production

      • 2 Development

  • Oracle Database ver. 8.1.74


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Success Factors

  • Consultants

    • 4 – 5 consultants

      • Utilized for first two sites

  • Teams within Porex

    • Each functional area

  • Conference Room Pilots

    • Multiple passes of end-to-end processing


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Porex’s Future

  • Hardware Upgrade

    • Dell Linux

    • Red Hat ver. 3.0

  • Software Upgrade

    • Release 11.5.10

  • Future Implementations

    • Porex GmbH (Bautzen)

  • Re-engineering

    • Centralize functional areas


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