Global Manufacturer Restructures, Streamlines And Thrives with NetSuite OneWorld

"We had a logistics nightmare, and our disconnected business software wasn't helping. NetSuite now links our logistics planning with financials, and lets us access all our business information from anywhere in the world."



  • IPICO trimmed in excess of $300k in annual admin costs
  • More accurate production planning has helped reduce shipping costs by 5 to10%
  • Better inventory forecasting has helped reduce purchasing costs by 10% by placing higher-volume orders with contract manufacturers
  • Monthly, multi-subsidiary closings have been reduced from 30 days to 5 days
  • Visibility into real-time accounting information now helps management track costs more closely than before
  • NetSuite's multi-level Bill of Materials (BOM) functionality helps IPICO manage components with different lead times or volume-sales conditions, and makes any pinch-points immediately visible to key company personnel
  • Accessibility to customer information has helped IPICO enhance customer relations by improving responsiveness to inquiries


  • A pioneer in RFID manufacturing needed to streamline logistics and administration costs to succeed with corporate re-structuring
  • A global startup, the company was encumbered by numerous market initiatives and disparate IT applications in headquarters and remote subsidiaries
  • Financial analysis was delayed because of the need to consolidate data from the company's international subsidiaries
  • Ordering from the company's 10 contract manufacturers was inefficient because of the lack of accurate production forecasting


  • IPICO standardized on NetSuite OneWorld to consolidate IT operations across the company and its 5 subsidiaries
  • The company uses NetSuite's light manufacturing module for managing assemblies and work orders and advanced inventory for serialized inventory tracking
  • NetSuite's cloud architecture simplifies access for the company's South Africa-based CTO, its supply chain manager, and all other remote users
  • IPICO's next step is to implement NetSuite CRM

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