KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA, 8th SEPTEMBER 2020 – Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, has announced that KL-Kepong Rubber Products Sdn Bhd (KLKRP) has chosen its global enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, Epicor ERP to integrate their systems and automate their business processes for efficiency and growth.

KLKRP is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad. As one of the established players operating since 1987, KLKRP is a leading latex rubber household and industrial gloves manufacturer in Malaysia.

The growing demand for personal protective equipment (PPE), especially during the COVID-19 crisis, highlighted the need to accelerate adoption of an integrated digital platform for the company’s system and business processes. As a small to medium-sized enterprise (SME), most of KLKRP systems and data were manually processed using multiple applications and stored in spreadsheets. To meet their clients’ increasing requirements, KLKRP needed a solution that bridged their data and integrated their processes quickly. KLKRP recognised Epicor as the optimal partner to help with their integration and automation efforts. With a better system and process in place, KLKRP can serve their clients with greater efficiency and support their future expansion plans.

“As part of our continuous effort to optimise and support our operational processes to better serve our clients, the ERP upgrade is timely and part of KLK’s digital transformation journey towards embracing the Industry 4.0 revolution. We believe with ERP, we will be able to reduce legacy systems and improve cycle times hence increase our productivity and efficiency,” said Jarrod Quah, Director, KLKRP.

“Our target is to connect physical with digital, allowing for better collaboration and the ability to leverage real-time and accurate data to boost productivity, improve processes and drive growth. Epicor fits into our objective of providing reliable, customisable, advanced and industry-specific platforms,” Quah added.

As an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) in a price-competitive market, KLKRP understands the importance of continuously progressing with innovations, data and information exchange in the industry. Through the use of internationally recognised software solutions like Epicor ERP, KLKRP will be able to manage critical data such as inventory, manpower and equipment, efficiency, and productivity will be significantly improved.

As KLKRP chart its plans for future business growth, tapping the right technology for data integration and process automation is a step in the right direction.

Vincent Tang, regional vice president for Asia at Epicor Software said, “We are delighted to be partnering with KLKRP to help them achieve better efficiency and support their expansion plans. Epicor ERP solution for manufacturers brings world-class features that match KLKRP’s needs. Our platform allows businesses to track production in real-time, gain visibility and control into mission-critical processes, and derive insights from enterprise data. During the ‘New Now’ capabilities like these will ensure KLKRP is able to maximize its resources, remain resilient, and boost process efficiency to stay competitive in the market and empowered for future growth.”

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