Omni Remotes — a global remote control manufacturer — has selected IBM to help transform its supply chain operations, following its recent divestment from Royal Philips.
Formerly known as Philips Home Control, Omni Remotes is now a fully independent company, owned by Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia as of May 2015, and will continue to build on their 25 years of experience in the conception and production of innovative Home Control solutions. These range from Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) to cable & satellite, Consumer electronics, Home automation and Lighting, and PC/Over-The-Top (OTT) based applications.
To ensure that Omni Remotes will be able to achieve a smooth business disentanglement from its former parent company, IBM will implement a new IT infrastructure and enhance Omni Remotes' existing business processes. This will enable Omni Remote to gain business flexibility, efficiency and scalability within an integrated and managed infrastructure as it prepares for its next stage of growth and expansion in the remote control division.
As part of the five-year multi-million dollar contract, IBM will assist Omni Remotes in integrating the company's current ERP system with its new chain of vendors and suppliers through the implementation of the SAP ERP application platform on IBM Cloud. The implementation will be secured and managed through IBM Integrated Managed Infrastructure Services, IBM Cloud Automated Modular Management and Fiberlink MaaS360.
"Siloed information and poorly integrated business systems can make it difficult for organisations to act with speed and agility, which hurts their competitiveness. As Omni Remotes builds its business systems on IBM Cloud, it will have the global capabilities they need to grow their enterprise such as advanced automation and analytics tools to manage their critical infrastructure components," said Tim Greisinger, Managing Director of IBM Singapore.
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