Protective Industrial Products is a U.S. based company that is jointly owned by Joe Milot, the company’s president, and Wellson Tao, his partner. Since 1984, PIP has operated as a supplier of work gloves as “buy and sell” partners with the value proposition of quality, integrity, and safety to distribution throughout the United States. In recent years, operations in Mexico, Australia, China and Panama have been developed to meet the needs of those countries.
PIP’s products have been designed and well tested with the utmost safety. PIP offers extensive products of personal protection equipment including eye and face protection, hearing protection, head protection, ergonomic wear, respiratory safety, hand protection, hand sanitizer, warning beacons, and etc.
PIP has been using NAV for many years and decide to upgrade to AX 2012 R2 with below main objective
- Better analysis on the company operation and performance by utilizing AX dimension
- Better master data maintenance especially on [Product Variance] because a single product has many variation including size/color in PIP business
- Increased control over multicompany
There are 4 companies in existing Dynamics NAV for PIP. In this project, PIP decided to implement 3 Hong Kong companies in Dynamics AX 2012 first, and implement AX 2012 for other countries after this project.
Implementation period: 4 months
Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Modules to be implemented:
- Finance process
- General ledger
- Account receivable
- Account payable
- Cash and bank management
- Procurement process
- Procurement and sourcing
- Warehouse process
- Product information management
- Inventory and warehouse management
- Sales process
- Sales and marketing
- Business flow for order processing:
- Drop ship
- Stock sales
- EDI function for Acknowledge partner’s company
Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Modules
Benefit from AX 2012
AX 2012 has product master that can maintain product dimension like size, color, configuration, and etc. It can improve the product control/keeping for PIP. On the other hand, master data sharing feature in AX 2012 can help PIP on controlling the chart of account and Product maintenance. Only 1 set of master data can enhance data consistency from time to time.