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Kolkata, April 15 Bhilai Steel Plant’s ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) got off to an impressive start a few days ago, with the Managing Director, Mr R. Ramaraju, having put in process the first invoice in the entire cycle routed through SAP, according to a press release issued by BSP.

This followed the dispatch of the first rake of billet mill, merchant mill and wire road mill. BSP thus was the first plant under Steel Authority of India Ltd to go live with ERP, the release points out.

“The programme so far has progressed as per schedule, with production order flow, order confirmation, among other things, being in place as envisaged,” the release observes, adding, “all the modules are functioning in their respective domains and end users, core team and consultants all working in close coordination with each other”.

In 2008-09, about 60 per cent of BSP’s payments and about 34 per cent of its receipts were made online. “This helped BSP reduce the downtime and increase efficiency in material management from indent to ordering on one hand and let the suppliers and customers deal with BSP with a greater degree of confidence and satisfaction,” the release said.

Plate mill

Meanwhile, BSP’s plate mill got into the loop last Thursday. In 2008-09, the mill posted around 90 per cent growth over 2007-08 in special steel production; more important, out of 12 new product grades developed by BSP in 2008-09, five were plates, the press release adds.

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(This article was published in the Business Line print edition dated April 16, 2009)
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