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Mercury Marine Expands Manufacturing Operations to Suzhou, China with IT Convergence

Mercury Marine Expands Manufacturing Operations to Suzhou, China with IT Convergence

“IT Convergence has been an excellent partner. Their knowledge and experience in China, combined with their U.S. expertise, produced a quick, focused, and successful project.”

Mike Schulz // Chief Information Officer, Mercury Marine

“IT Convergence served as a key element to our unprecedented fast start up of the Oracle system. They were very dedicated and fi t into our organization such that they were part of the team, undistinguished from our own personnel.”

Vic Schutte // Vice President, Asian Operations, Mercury Marine

Company Overview

Mercury Marine is the world’s leading manufacturer of marine propulsion systems, parts and accessories. A division of Brunswick Corporation, Mercury Marine has multiple manufacturing locations in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

The Challenge

Mercury Marine shifted production of 40, 50 and 60 hp EFI four-stroke outboard engines to a new, purpose-built facility in Suzhou, China (Jiangsu Province). Mercury needed to implement a localized version of the Oracle 11i Applications E-Business Suite to support newly developed business processes for the Suzhou facility. Localization required that correct definitions be applied according to local tax and customs laws. The Oracle E-Business Suite roll out included Financials, Procurement, Order Management, Quality and Manufacturing.

The Solution

IT Convergence’s team deployed Mercury’s Oracle E-Business system in Suzhou while the plant was being constructed, and met system go-live expectations within budget. During the configuration, implementation and testing phases, IT Convergence also assisted Mercury with remote DBA support and advised the company on database infrastructure and architecture. In order to support Mercury after the go-live, ITC provided to-be business flow and global definition documents. Additional documentation services included the leveraging of Oracle Tutor, which served as a repository for user documentation needed for Sarbanes Oxley compliance.
Mercury Marine
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

Industry

Marine Propulsion Systems

Employees

6500

IT Convergence Services

  • Consulting
  • Education
  • Support

Applications & Technologies

  • Oracle Financials 11i
  • Oracle Manufacturing 11i
  • Oracle Order Management 11i
  • Oracle Procurement 11i
  • Oracle Quality 11i
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