eRPortal Software Group, a provider of SaaS and OnPremise software solutions for managing strategic assets and operations, today announced that Oceania Dairy, a leading New Zealand dairy exporter, deployed eRPortal’s CMMS and Asset Management software suite as part of its enterprise asset and materials management strategy.
eRPortal Software also published a blog revealing the top issues facing food and beverage manufacturers and best practices for process management - optimizing operations, maintaining assets and infrastructure, and managing materials, resources, and logistics.
In early 2013, Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group (Yili), China’s largest dairy company, purchased the assets of Oceania Dairy. Yili produces and distributes dairy products and mixed feedstuffs, including milk powder for infants, for distribution primarily in domestic Chinese markets. Following the purchase of Oceania, Yili commenced development of a $236 million infant formula milk processing plant in New Zealand. This state-of-the-art plant produces a range of milk powder for export to China were it is used in a range of finished products, including infant formula, consumer milk powders, yogurt, and ice cream.
“The eRPortal team has been very flexible with adapting standard packages to fit our business. The team has a ‘how can we make it work’ attitude which has and continues to be a pleasure to work with,” said Eddie Grace, Maintenance Services Manager, at Oceania Dairy.
Industrial Controls South Canterbury Ltd, one of New Zealand’s largest systems integrators, worked with eRPortal to deploy the product suite in early 2014, and Oceania Dairy has been using it to optimize production equipment and operations uptime ever since. They can create PM schedules, condition-based maintenance schedules, and proactively track the health of all plant assets by using computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) technology tightly coupled with their industrial control system.
“The Oceania Dairy success story illustrates how manufacturing facilities can maintain uptime, ensure safety, and reduce costs for greater bottom line impact,” said Ed Garibian, president of eRPortal Software Group. “Oceania Dairy also demonstrates the fact that highly efficient manufacturing is achieved through integration of production systems with work order preventative and condition-based maintenance applications.”
Oceania Dairy is a 100 percent owned subsidiary of Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Company Limited. Yili was established in 1956 and became the first dairy company to be listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange, in 1996. Yili is the largest dairy company in China and the 10th largest in the world. Oceania Dairy was Yili’s first investment outside China.
About eRPortal Software Group
Founded in 2004, the eRPortal Software Group provides high performance, web-enabled, enterprise asset management, maintenance management, and materials tracking software solutions for managing strategic assets and operations. The company’s technology maximizes operations efficiencies and asset utilization level. The company serves customers in industrial and manufacturing, and higher education markets, as well as utilities and municipalities. They include Badger Meter, Caterpillar, Flowserve Corp, Oceania Dairy, Sunny Delight Beverages, NC State University, Johns Hopkins University, Princeton University, University of Waterloo, SUEZ Environment - United Water, and the cities of Olathe, Kansas, Lubbock Texas, and Columbus, Indiana.
eRPortal is a privately held corporation headquartered in West Springfield, Mass. More information about the company and its products is available at www.erportalsoftware.com/products/.