Photo - Henrick Choo, Managing Director, Dimension Data Malaysia
A manufacturer and supplier of raw materials for iron and steel production in Malaysia has appointed ICT services and solutions company Dimension Data for a transformational ITinfrastructure project.
The client company announced that Dimension Data has implemented a customised IT framework to support greenfield project operations and changing business needs.
A spokesperson from the client company said about 180,000 tonnes of raw materials is produced for the local and international markets. The IT project will maintain the plant's operational efficiency and performance, while supporting an environmentally sustainable operation.
Faced with limited skilled IT manpower, the manufacturer had realised a unified system would link all its operations and employees through a centrally managed network environment.
This system will drive a more efficient communications and connectivity platform for improved operations, as well as for ease of operation and maintenance, added a company statement.
Since the implementation, the client has restructured its IT team to focus on its core business rather than on technology, the company statement said. "The upgrade has also generated 20 percent savings in operating cost while its performance level improved by a significant 30 percent."
"Investing in building an IT infrastructure was the best solution for us as it has effectively helped us to manage our resources and keeping us competitive," said the company spokesperson. "During the early phase of this project, Dimension Data was quick to provide us with sound counsel and guidance to address the IT issues we faced. Dimension Data was the obvious choice for this project given their strong track record and experience."
Commenting on this new announcement, which closely follows news of a recent telecoms win, Henrick Choo, managing director at Dimension Data Malaysia, said: "The drive for operational excellence and continuous improvement in the manufacturing industry will continue to position IT as a significant contributing variable in achieving these business goals."
"Manufacturers are struggling to deal with business demands, limited resources and tight budget," added Choo.
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