|[June 13, 2014]
Global Fracking Supplier Unimin Selects IFS Applications to Improve Operational Efficiencies
STOCKHOLM --(Business Wire)--
the global enterprise applications company, announces that Unimin
Corporation, North America's largest supplier of frac sand, has chosen
IFS Applications™ (http://www.ifsworld.com/en/solutions/ifs-applications-8/)
to assist in optimizing its supply chain and global operations.
Headquartered in New Canaan, Connecticut, Unimin is a leading producer
of non-metallic industrial minerals with 46 mining and mineral
processing sites and 11 offices across the U.S., Canada and Mexico. To
improve operational efficiencies, the company needed greater real-time
visibility into its supply chain and to replace more than 10 outdated
enterprise systems that consisted of various homegrown and off-the-shelf
"Our pressing need was to get better control of our inventory and flow
of materials," said Tim Goris, Unimin's director of project management.
"It was also recognized as an opportunity for the company to replace
some of our antiquated information systems. We ultimately chose IFS over
the competition because of their experience and reputation in the mining
industry, and the fact that IFS got its start on the asset side opposed
to the finance side. This is important to us as we are an asset oriented
company. Unimin hopes to realize improved efficiencies across the
organization, starting with supply chain optimization," he said.
"Being a single, component-based enterprise resourc planning (ERP)
suite, IFS Applications will allow Unimin to immediately address its
supply chain needs and then roll out the ERP system over time," said
Patrick Zirnhelt, IFS North America's vice president of sales, asset
management and enterprise service management. "The built-in business
intelligence reports, especially, will provide Unimin with real-time
insight into their inventory so they can more accurately control their
costs and improve product quality and profitability, based on what is on
hand and what is coming in," he said.
Unimin will implement IFS Applications to some 600 users in a
multi-phase process over the next three years, beginning with its energy
business. The ERP software will cover all key areas, including supply
chain, manufacturing, engineering, human resources, maintenance,
financials and accounting, customer resource management, business
analytics, web services, as well as a collaborative portal.
About Unimin Corporation
Unimin Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of global industrial
minerals company SCR-Sibelco of Belgium. Unimin operates 46 mining and
mineral processing facilities in the United States, Mexico and Canada.
In Mexico, the Company operates as Grupo Materias Primas de México and
in Canada as Unimin Canada Ltd/Ltee. Executive offices are located in
New Canaan, Connecticut with technology, analytical and sales service
centers situated throughout North America. Unimin has over 2,400
employees located in 19 states in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. More
information is available at www.unimin.com.
is a globally recognized leader in developing and delivering business
software for enterprise resource planning (ERP), enterprise asset
management (EAM) and enterprise service management (ESM). IFS brings
customers in targeted sectors closer to their business, helps them be
more agile and enables them to profit from change. IFS is a public
company (XSTO: IFS) that was founded in 1983 and currently has over
2,600 employees. IFS supports more than 2,200 customers worldwide from
local offices and through partners in more than 60 countries. For more
information visit: www.ifsworld.com.
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