Derome Timber Chooses IBS ERP Software Applications to Help Cut their Lead Times

Macquarie Park, Australia (PressExposure) September 07, 2009 -- International Business Systems (STO: IBS B) the leading software application supplier for wholesale and distribution, announced today that Derome Timber has chosen IBS to help streamline their operations and central warehouse functions.

Implementing new business systems using IBS Wood, IBS' industry-specific software application for the wood processing industries, Derome Timber will better optimize their inventory management processes as well as shorten the lead times to their customers.

Derome Timber, one of Sweden's largest wood processing companies and part of the larger Derome Group, markets wood products from three different sawmills in western Sweden. Producing a wide range of products for the Swedish construction market, as well as exporting approximately half of its overall production, Derome Timber Group has annual sales of around SEK 1 billion.

Derome Timber identified a need to further optimize their central inventory processes and shorten their lead times to customers, and quickly discovered that only a business system with industry-specific functionality would satisfy their requirements. After evaluating several vendors, Derome selected the IBS Enterprise for Wood, IBS' industry-specific application solution for the wood processing industries.

"Since the business system, IBS Enterprise for Wood is such a well designed and established solution for our industry, the final choice was quite obvious," said Anders Thorild, CEO of Derome Timber. "We have great expectations of these new business systems, which include streamlining and simplifying our purchasing, inventory management and logistics processes, and ultimately shortening the lead times to customers."

The initial implementation of the system from IBS will start in August 2009 and is expected to be fully operational in just over six months. A second implementation stage encompassing the three sawmills is scheduled for the autumn of 2010.

"We are proud that Derome Timber has chosen us," commented Louise Öström, Vice President, IBS Nordics. "The entire wood processing industry is changing in the way it manages its systems and processes. Historically an industry underpinned by custom-made IT systems, we are seeing increasing demand for business software like ours to deliver enhanced and best-practice functionality. As the only provider of specific business systems for the industry, we look forward to the future with confidence."

For more information please contact: Fiona Chong, Marketing Communication Specialist, IBS Australia Tel: 1300 882 467

About Derome Timber Group: Derome Group is the largest family-owned wood industry with operations in Varberg, Kungsbacka, Gothenburg, Kungälv, Falkenberg, Hylte and Mjölby, and purchase and sales offices in several places in the country. Activities include, as our mission and motto is talking about everything from forest to finished house, which means forest, wood and wooden structures, bio-energy, construction, building and construction components. Out of this exported about 30%. The group also operated land and property in Sweden. Our manufacturing and sales companies are quality certified to ISO 9001:2000. Most are also environmentally certified according to ISO 14001:1996. Since its inception in 1947, the small family sawmill has grown to more than 700 employees and sales of approximately SEK 2.3 billion in the year 2009.Derome culture, we want to summarize in the following four concepts, spirit, earth, economy and Sound Quality.

Derome Timber is the parent group Derome sawmill operations, which have a total sawmill production of around 400 000 m3 of the three sawmills Anneberg saw, Derome Saw and Kinnared saw. Further processing includes planning, strength grading, finger jointing, luck manufacture and impregnation. Total Timber Group employs 240 people and has annual sales of approximately SEK 1 billion.

More than 4,000 companies in 40 countries rely on IBS to improve their distribution operations – enabling them to achieve both increased profitability and higher valued services to the channel.

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About IBS Australia Pty Ltd

IBS specialises in differentiating companies from their competitors on the strength of their distribution operations.
Founded in 1978, IBS has over 30 years’ distribution software solution experience in industries ranging from automotive and electronics to paper, publishing and pharmaceuticals. This deep understanding of enterprise distribution software models and best practices is embodied in IBS’ global distribution system, which is enhanced with local expertise to create a unique system for each IBS client. IBS Enterprise for Wood is designed to help companies manage their wood processing businesses and underlying information in a coherent and consistent manner.

Press Contact:
Fiona Chong
IBS Australia Pty Ltd
Level 3
12 Waterloo Rd
Macquarie Park 2113
NSW, Australia

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Press Release Submitted On: September 07, 2009 at 5:58 am
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