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Sunrise Medical aims for efficiency with JD Edwards roll-out

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The production location of Sunrise Medical in Helmond went live with their JD Edwards ERP environment, finishing an excellent implementation project.

After many tests and with a clear go-live plan, Cadran and Sunrise were well prepared for the go-live weekend. Thanks to a staggered data conversion, there was plenty of time to enter open sales and purchase orders. The complex inventory conversion finally matched up to the penny, and that deserves a big compliment. After one month of hypercare, Sunrise Medical in Helmond is running stable and the first month-end closing is a fact.

Good cooperation

The Cadran team and the key users of Sunrise Medical in the Netherlands have been working closely with the Global IT team in the United States over the past few months. The rollout of the existing JD Edwards solution from the United States has been supplemented with additional functionality. Sunrise has chosen to slightly deviate from the ERP template of Sunrise Global in the United States for the rollout in Europe. This new template is now fully documented making the company ready for a further roll out in Europe.

The Benefits of JD Edwards for Sunrise Medical

With this rollout, Sunrise Medical is taking the first step towards a fully integrated solution for all manufacturing and distribution sites worldwide. “With the rollout of an integrated JD Edwards environment we are going to work much more efficiently,” says Geert Feron, Operations Director of Sunrise Medical. “We have agreed on clear steps with Cadran by which we want to further optimize our system.” Cadran Consultants will continue to provide consultancy in the coming months to help users in Helmond make optimal use of the new system. The next step is to upgrade the system from version 9.1 to 9.2 with the latest tools release. After that the next roll-out projects in Europe will be started.

About Sunrise Medical

Sunrise Medical is a market leader in the development, design, manufacture and distribution of high-end wheelchairs. The company distributes innovative and high-quality products in over 130 countries and has more than 2,200 employees working in locations around the world. Sunrise Medical manufactures its products in its own factories in the United States, Mexico, Germany, United Kingdom, Spain, the Netherlands, Poland, Norway, Australia and China.

Ed Pieters

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