Fiberweb is a global manufacturer of a wide range of nonwoven fabrics and products for speciality industrial, construction and hygiene applications. Their products are found in many crucial applications: filtration, civil engineering, medical devices & products, railways, aerospace, buildings and agriculture. Fiberweb operates 8 production sites in 6 countries. They decided to launch a major business and IT transformation program to accelerate progress towards their medium-term financial goals by creating a best-in-class global systems platform to enable transformational improvements in business development, operational management and financial control.
- All Fiberweb facilities were supported by legacy enterprise solutions, which were highly customised and there was little or diminishing in-house knowledge to maintain them
- A complex ‘process manufacturing’ operation, based on milled goods, where a standard ERP solution must be complemented with manufacturing execution & shop-floor capabilities
- An internal team had conducted a software selection process, moving from 5 different solution providers to a short list of Oracle & SAP
- The final solution selection and Board approval was pending