IDS Scheer

March 14, 2005 08:45 ET

Mold-Masters-R- Expands SAP Implementation with IDS Scheer To New Facility in China; Implementation of SAP NetWeaver Expands IDS Scheer's Global SME Presence


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MARCH 14, 2005 - 08:45 ET

Mold-Masters-R- Expands SAP Implementation with IDS
Scheer To New Facility in China; Implementation of SAP
NetWeaver Expands IDS Scheer's Global SME Presence

BERWYN, Pa.--(CCNMatthews - Mar 14, 2005) -

IDS Scheer, the leading provider of business process excellence services
and tools, today announced that its IDS Scheer Canada subsidiary has
expanded its relationship with Mold-Masters®, the world's leading
supplier of hot runner technology and systems for use in the
manufacturing of plastics. The expansion includes Mold-Master's roll-out
of SAP within its new facility in China.

Holding the largest patent portfolio in Canada, Mold-Masters
(www.moldmasters.com) is a privately held company that designs,
manufactures and supports a full range of hot runner products. IDS
Scheer has been a long-term process implementation partner of
Mold-Masters since 1999 when the company was engaged to help address Y2K
issues and provide global operations visibility into creating global
processes and data. In 2003, a major milestone in the relationship was
achieved when IDS Scheer helped the company optimize the functionality
of its SAP system within its proprietary Merlin portal to reduce its 3-D
CAD drawing process from weeks to days. In 2004, IDS Scheer deployed its
ARIS Process Performance Manager that enabled Mold-Masters to gain
valuable corporate performance metrics to measure processes enabled
through its SAP system. IDS Scheer also implemented its ARIS SmartPath
ERP-based turnkey solution for process optimization in mid-market
organizations. As an end-to-end solution that addresses
industry-specific business needs, IDS Scheer's ARIS SmartPath takes a
process-oriented approach to the implementation and management of ERP,
SCM and CRM software.

As part of its ERP implementation efforts, Mold-Masters has adopted
global standards for business operations in its facilities in Canada,
U.S., and Germany. For the rollout in China, IDS Scheer will help
Mold-Masters apply the same proven processes that were successful in the
other locations with minimal changes in the new geographic. By using
global standard process templates, Mold-Masters senior management can
streamline their operations while simultaneously developing a better
understanding of process synchronizations and efficiencies across its
business units. Using this approach, IDS Scheer enables SME
organizations such as Mold-Masters to gain process synchronization
across manufacturing facilities using tools like ARIS Process
Performance Manager to compete globally from an operations perspective.

"We continue to rely on IDS Scheer as our process implementation guide.
The logical progression towards implementing SAP at our new Chinese
facility is built on our high level of confidence in its people and
proven track record for delivering enterprise projects on time with
significant results and cost efficiencies," said Jonathon Fischer,
president, Mold-Masters. "IDS Scheer delivered technical and business
process expertise with its ARIS SmartPath implementation approach and
helped us create a global executive cockpit of information for our
subsidiaries in three continents." Fischer also plans on utilizing IDS
Scheer for future initiatives including business process re-engineering
and ePortals.

"For an SME, Mold-Masters is truly on the cutting edge of optimizing the
power of business process excellence solutions on the level of companies
two and three times its size," said Dr. Mathias Kirchmer, CEO, IDS
Scheer in North America. "We configured Mold-Masters' enterprise system
to run on the same box for managing a small business on a global scale.
Now, as the company rolls out SAP to its new Chinese facility, we are
leveraging our global BPM resources to integrate our Shanghai-based IDS
Scheer China Ltd subsidiary into this project to assist with the
internal use of ARIS SmartPath as a communications vehicle and enabler
for process understanding."

According to Jason Mausberg, president, IDS Scheer Canada and leader of
the Mold-Masters implementation team, IDS Scheer is helping the company
implement SAP NetWeaver™ to cost effectively unite its businesses on
four continents. SAP NetWeaver is a comprehensive integration and
application platform designed to automate and optimize an organization's
existing business processes. "Our efforts have created an integrated,
real-time business system for Mold-Masters that proactively addresses
the key market demands for a global competitive edge. We delivered a
platform that supports Mold-Master's new business model of linking
customer desktops, through web applications, directly into the business
processes of Mold-Masters. Mold-Masters is providing the ultimate
customer experience which is unmatched in its industry."

About IDS Scheer in North America

IDS Scheer is the leading provider of solutions for business process
excellence. The company's ARIS-based solutions offer a complete
portfolio for "Business Process Excellence," including the services,
software and methods to address all phases of the business process
lifecycle: design, implementation, execution and continuous improvement.
From small/medium enterprises to Global 1000 organizations, IDS Scheer
provides a wide array of solutions to help customers optimize, and
profit from, their investments in Supply Chain Management (SCM),
Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Enterprise Resource Planning
(ERP), and Next Generation Business Process Automation solutions. As a
SAP Global Services Partner, IDS Scheer enables customers to maximize
their SAP investment and build winning businesses. As part of an
organization of more than 2000 employees worldwide and over 250 in North
America, IDS Scheer is built upon a foundation of business process
excellence that began when the company was founded in 1984 by
August-Wilhelm Scheer, widely recognized as a founding father of
Business Process Management. For more information on IDS Scheer in North
America, visit http://www.ids-scheer.com/us.

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