NCS Supports Hi-P In Its Strategic Global ERP System Implementation

Singapore, October 30, 2002

National Computer Systems Pte Ltd (NCS), a leading IT and engineering services provider in the region, announces today the successful implementation of the SAP R/3 Enterprise Resource System (ERP) for Hi-P International Ltd's four offices in Shanghai. This milestone marks the start of a global roll-out to other Hi-P plants in China, Mexico and Singapore.

Hi-P International is a Singapore-based manufacturer specialising in high precision tooling design and fabrication; plastic injection molding and assembly contracting. The ultimate aim of the system deployment is to help the company manage its business operations more efficiently. This is achieved by integrating all of Hi-P's critical business functions, hence increasing visibility and control of information, material and finance.

The project was named Project PACE (acronym for Productivity Achievement through Continual Excellence). Project PACE was successfully completed across four Hi-P companies in Shanghai just eight months from the start of the project in January 2002. The four are Hi-P Shanghai Electronics Co. Ltd., Hi-P Camera Products Co. Ltd., Hi-P Precision Plastic Manufacturing Co. Ltd and Hi-P Shanghai Housing Appliance Co., Ltd. In the next phase of implementation, NCS will focus on systems implementation in other Hi-P plants in Singapore, Xiamen, Tianjin, Chengdu, Qingdao, Beijing and Mexico.

Hi-P's Managing Director, Mr Yao Hsiao Tung commended NCS for a job well done. He said: "To cope with the exponential growth of our business, it is important for Hi-P to have a world-class business system that facilitates its processes and ensures better control and management of our operations. Following an exhaustive selection process, the project was awarded to NCS, taking into consideration of their ability to meet our key evaluation criteria. These criteria include the experience and competency of the project managers, the financial stability of the vendor, the regional presence of the vendor and most importantly, the quality of its proposed solution. We are very pleased that the ERP system has been successfully deployed, on budget and time. On behalf of Hi-P, I would like to extend my gratitude to NCS and thank the team for their tireless efforts in the project."

The scope of the project covers business functions such as financial accounting and cost control, sales and distribution, materials management as well as production planning. The system enables Hi-P to have better supply chain visibility of materials and orders, automated planning, integrated finance and purchasing as well as better inventory control. It is easily integrated with front-end engines. To further help Hi-P meet the evolving needs of the business environment within the manufacturing sector, the features of this system can be enhanced and extended effortlessly.

The success of the project can be attributed to the excellent teamwork exhibited between NCS consultants and Hi-P's staff, as well as NCS' proven processes and methodology in project delivery. With more than 20 years of IT experience and over 1000 solutions deployed worldwide, NCS brings to this project the relevant technical expertise and extensive domain experience. Among NCS' pool of 3,000 experienced and dedicated IT professionals is a team of 100 IT professionals in NCS (Suzhou) office, as well as 100 trained SAP consultants.

Since 1998, NCS has implemented solutions for many customers in China. Having successfully completed another overseas project for a Singapore-based company with a strong global presence like Hi-P, NCS is confident of bringing this knowledge and experience to other potential customers.

"NCS is delighted and honoured to be chosen by Hi-P as the IT partner in their journey of growth and global expansion." says Mr Lee Kwok Cheong, Chief Executive Officer of NCS. "We remain committed to serving the IT needs of our valued customers like Hi-P, as they take their businesses overseas to compete in the global economy. With our vast expertise in working on overseas projects, and a strong regional presence, NCS will go where our customers' businesses grow."


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About NCS

NCS is a member of the Singtel Group and the leading information, communications and technology (ICT) service provider with presence in over 20 countries. NCS delivers end-to-end ICT solutions to help governments and enterprises realise business value through digital transformation and the innovative use of technology. Its unique delivery capabilities include consulting, applications development, systems integration, outsourcing, infrastructure management and portal solutions.