Hunter Douglas has grown consistently through acquisition, leading to 17 distinct ERP systems in use across the group in North America. The company, therefore, wanted to migrate to a standardized SAP S/4HANA and SAP manufacturing solution to reduce costs and boost efficiency, as well as to introduce SAP ME and MII. However, it needed to find the right systems integrator (SI) partner. Hunter Douglas produces 40,000 made-to-order products every single day so the need for a flexible, agile ERP platform that could handle the complexities of such a high level of customization was pressing.
Hunter Douglas, before starting this ERP transformation, realized that quicker information availability in decision making is vital for the business to outsmart the competition, and, apart from harmonizing core ERP processes, it needed to gain meaningful insight from the real core – its manufacturing plants. Fujitsu was recommended by SAP as an experienced manufacturing specialist.
The lead within Hunter Douglas had also worked with Fujitsu previously and was confident it had the skills to deliver. The objective was to convert 20+ manufacturing facilities across North America to SAP ME and SAP MII, and thus usher in a new era of Industry4.0.