Staughton Group Propelled into Next Phase of Growth with DXC Technology
Cloud-based solution will streamline, automate, and integrate end-to-end business processes
Sydney, Australia, 10 August 2021 - DXC Technology (NYSE:DXC) today announced the successful project completion with Staughton Group, a leading Australian high-quality food manufacturer, primarily in pet food markets. The cloud-based JD Edwards Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) modernisation project will streamline, automate, and integrate Staughton Group’s business processes to drive the company’s innovative strategic business vision.
Staughton Group provides a complete end-to-end manufacturing and logistics solution to businesses in the food ingredient and retail sectors. Through its four key member entities, Staughton Group can collect, process, dry, and manufacture ingredients for pet foods. The equipment and processes are state-of-the-art and produce the highest quality products available in Australia, and worldwide.
Staughton Group has been growing exponentially for many years and running its business using outdated legacy systems which were no longer viable for the business’s pace of growth. "Five years ago, we had seven administrative staff and now we have over 100. We were sending out one or two 40-foot containers a week to supply pet food to U.S. manufacturers, whereas now it's between 35 and 45 containers,” said Edward Staughton, Managing Director, Staughton Group, explained. “Our business was expanding very quickly, and we needed to consolidate and automate business operations to ensure competitive advantage.”
After completing a comprehensive requirements-gathering exercise where 500 tools were included for evaluation, Staughton Group issued an expression of interest (EOI) to 50 organisations. The responses received were rated and ultimately, DXC Red Rock was selected to implement Oracle’s modern JD Edwards Cloud ERP platform, delivered as a service and powered by Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, to provide a reliable and scalable business platform.
Since implementation, the new cloud-based solution has increased efficiencies across financials, procurement, inventory, manufacturing, manufacturing planning, sales and advanced pricing, with mobility functionality on the production floor and warehouse. This transformation eliminates manual system tasks, 'work arounds', and siloed solutions to provide a modern user experience in a single platform for around 105 named users and 30 mobile device users.
“Previously, these business processes were incredibly labour intensive and impractical. We now have the right foundations to empower people to do what they need to do thanks to the knowledge, expertise, and dedication from the DXC team,” said Staughton. “Having clear visibility and reporting on all business areas will open up a myriad of opportunities for us."
“DXC has been able to demonstrate deep expertise across the Enterprise Technology Stack, to support Staughton Group’s innovative business model and rapid growth,” said Richard James, Practice Director, DXC Red Rock. “Staughton Group is a company with an amazing culture of collaboration and friendliness and despite the project having to be implemented remotely, with a tight deadline of nine months, the teams successfully achieved a full transformation.”
In addition to delivering core business solution foundations,DXC now provides ongoing managed services to Staughton Group and offers insight into potential future application functionality.
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About Staughton Group
The Staughton Group specialises in high-quality food manufacturing, primarily in the pet food markets. A fast growing, innovative regional organisation located on the beautiful Murray River, Staughton Group is a dynamic Australian business leading the manufacturing industry. Comprised of four key entities, and leveraging key strategic partnerships, Staughton Group provides a complete end-to-end manufacturing and logistics solution to businesses in the food ingredient and retail sectors. With experience in food ingredient processing, co-manufacturing, technology development, logistics and engineering, Staughton Group is the definitive partner for all food ingredient manufacturing requirements. More information about Staughton Group can be found at www.staughtongroup.com.au/.