New Brunswick Scientific to Align Global Operations Under Unified Platform

Scientific equipment provider's standardization enhances operational efficiencies and economies of scale

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.

We were impressed by Oracle's seamless technology stack, comprehensive application suite and extensive offering of adjunct modules, which we view as optimization tools for our current and future application requirements, he said. This initiative further enhances our use of information technology to achieve economies of scale and increased operational efficiencies, benefiting our consolidated operations in terms of further improvements in productivity and customer integration."

The company's comprehensive plan for a sequential rollout across its global platform begins with U.S. operations in 2006, followed by all European and Asian operations in 2007.