Scientific equipment provider's standardization enhances operational efficiencies and economies of scale
Edison, N.J. January 6, 2006 New Brunswick Scientific Co. Inc. (NBS), a provider of line-of-research equipment and scientific instrumentation for use in the life science industry, today announced the selection of the Oracle E-Business Suite to align its worldwide operations including sales, marketing, finance, design, manufacturing, logistics and distribution under a unified enterprise information system.
"NBS' senior management and Board of Directors determined that a global enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution was needed to enhance efficiencies and support future growth," said John Powers, vice president of Manufacturing Operations. "Oracle demonstrated its understanding of our current mission-critical requirements as well as of our need for future scalability in our IT capabilities."
Powers explained that previously NBS ran with a series of disparate information systems in part as a result of recent acquisitions, but also as its legacy systems lacked sufficient scale and breadth for current information needs. Faced with Sarbanes Oxley Section 404 compliance, the company's aggressive new-product development schedule and the need for broadened front-end CRM and back-end financial tools, NBS decided Oracle's vertical position in the life science sector and seamless workflows would provide a strong infrastructure on which to build.