Kooka Paper Successfully Goes Live with MONITOR G5 in 3 Weeks

July 8 marked the successful implementation of MONITOR ERP system within  three weeks at Kooka Paper Manufacturing Sdn. Bhd. 

Mark Len, Monitor Business Consultant and Kooka Project Leader, also  commented, “Most of the implementation projects are completed within three- to  nine-month timeframe. The most important prerequisite in a project is the  customer involvement and commitment from the top management. Kooka has  been very supportive and enthusiastic from all levels within the company. 

Everyone is eager to improve their operations and processes to move forward to  a better position.” 

Kooka Group of Companies is one of the pioneers in tissue paper products  distribution since 1990. With its expansion, Kooka Paper Manufacturing was  incorporated in 1996 with its own converting plant producing and supplying a  wide range of disposable paper serviettes, napkins, bathroom tissues, and jumbo  roll tissues. Today, the company’s products have reached the shores of many  continents across the world. 

Kooka Paper has successfully implemented their new ERP system across the  business before the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) phase ends, in 

order to increase the capacity of their daily operations as they realized that their  existing system could not cope with the challenges posed by the pandemic. 

The pandemic has caused a slowdown in the production floor which triggered  Kooka to carry out this change in these challenging times. Implementation and  meetings were carried out during RMCO as Kooka is determined for the MONITOR  G5 implementation to happen. The team has fully utilized the time by planning  into the project and setting aside resources to work together with Monitor in  making the implementation a success.

Chew Hong Yuen, IT Manager and Project Leader of ERP Project, explained that  their current system is dispersed as they are running on two systems from  different vendors: “With a fully integrated MONITOR ERP system, I can unify the  divisions into one single version of truth, eliminating crossover, with information  at our fingertips. 

For instance, we will be alerted when our raw materials have  arrived as previously we had to pull information from various departments, the  salesperson had to go to the planner when our customers inquire about the  delivery status. This is the right time for us to implement an ERP system due to  the stagnation of our workload during the MCO period.” 

Anders Ryberg, Consultant Director of Monitor ERP System Asia, anticipated that  the main challenge facing Kooka Paper was the resources. However, the  management and its staff have clearly demonstrated their commitment in  allocating resources to cope with the data migration that is needed in making sure  the system was ready go live in three weeks. They have shown their willingness to invest in this project.

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