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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
Atlanta OAUG

Member Spotlight

agenda
Agenda
  • Who Is Porex Corporation
  • Scope of Project
  • Project Timeline
  • Applications Environment
  • Hardware & Database Configuration
  • Success Factors
  • Lessons Learned
  • Porex’s Future
historical perspective
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)
business overview

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
scope of project8
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
project timeline
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
applications environment
Applications Environment

• Inventory • Accounts Payable

• Bill of Materials • Accounts Receivables

• Work in Process • General Ledger

• Procurement • Fixed Assets

• Order Management • Warehouse Management

applications environment11
Applications Environment
  • Oracle Applications
    • Release 11.5.6
applications environment12
Applications Environment
  • Inventory
    • 5 Inventory Org’s
    • Items shared across org’s
    • Items lot controlled
    • Inter-company transfers
    • 10,135 Master Org Items
applications environment13
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
applications environment14
Applications Environment
  • Work in Process
    • 4 Org’s
    • Org specific
    • Combination of Discrete Jobs & Work Orderless Completion
applications environment15
Applications Environment
  • Procurement
    • Used by all org’s
    • Designated buyers
    • Requisitions not currently used
    • Outside Processing
    • 4,756 PO’s issued in CY 2004
applications environment16
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
applications environment17
Applications Environment
  • Accounts Payable
    • Installed at all org’s
    • Electronic banking
      • Auto-deposit
      • Positive Pay
applications environment18
Applications Environment
  • Accounts Receivable
    • Used by all org’s
    • Managed at each org
    • 26,664 Invoices issued in CY 2004
applications environment19
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
applications environment20
Applications Environment
  • Fixed Assets
    • Used by 4 org’s
    • Maintained by corporate office
    • Multi-currencies
    • Maintain Corporate & Tax Books
    • 13,092 Assets
applications environment21
Applications Environment
  • Warehouse Management
    • Developed in-house
      • Interfaced with Oracle Inventory module
      • Bar-coded inventory
      • Able to track genealogy of manufactured products
applications environment22
Applications Environment
  • Custom Forms
    • Forms developer Optio
      • Maintenance intensive
    • Plans to move all custom forms to PDF/Adobe
hardware database configuration
Hardware & Database Configuration
  • Sun/Solaris ver. 8
    • Instances
      • 1 Production
      • 2 Development
  • Oracle Database ver. 8.1.74
success factors
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
porex s future
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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