Herlitz, the world’s leading producer of stationery and office equipment, a company of more than a 100-year standing, has chosen SAP system for its plant in Baranowo near Poznań. The implementation, based on SPRINT solution, which is a certified solution of mySAP All-in-One for SMBs, is being carried out by 7milowy, company from BCC group.
‘We have chosen SAP, because we pay great attention to our products quality’, says Andrzej Teinert, member of the Board in Herlitz. ‘We are aware that in order to maintain a high work standard we need support of a really good tool, namely an IT system. SAP was our choice as a tested and checked system, safe and most often chosen by market leaders".
The implementation, started in July, will cover finance, controlling, production planning, materials management, sales and distribution. The project is scheduled to finish next March. Dominik Zakrzewski, IT manager, comments: ‘A short time of implementing such a wide functionality is achieved thanks to SPRINT solution, offered by 7milowy. SPRINT is based on SAP best practices, which makes it possible to significantly reduce the time and costs of implementation when compared to the classic one’.
Herlitz employs 240 people and has in its offer more than 6,000 stationery items, available in specialist shops and retail chain shops all over the country. A business objective of the implementation is, first of all, improving production planning processes and distribution management.
Dominik Zakrzewski adds: ‘We knew that we needed a stable, target solution, which would develop along with our needs. SAP provides such a guarantee, while 7milowy convinced us that our mutual project would be successful’.
Herlitz sp. z o.o. is a part of an international group, a leader in stationery production. It has more than 100 years of experience. In Poland it has had a production plant in Baranowo near Poznan, in operation since 1992; the plant produces and distributes notebooks, pencils, notepads, files, cards etc. The assortment contains more than 6,000 different products sold by a developed distribution chain all over the country.