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Hartalega gearing up for Industry 4.0


Hartalega Holdings Bhd, the world’s largest synthetic glove manufacturer, is investing over RM14 million to upgrade its Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, as part of its commitment towards realising Industry 4.0.

Partnering with 9 Dots Consulting, a proven ERP solutions provider with a strong track record and a diverse portfolio of clients, the group will implement the complete suite of Microsoft Dynamics 365 to consolidate and streamline processes across all its business functions.

Managing director Kuan Mun Leong said capitalising on advanced technologies such as Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things (IoT) will enable the company to take the next step, bridging automation and data connectivity to develop sophisticated integrated manufacturing and business systems.

[Left to right] Su Sing King, Managing Director of 9 Dots Consulting, Yap Sim Chin, Founder and Owner of 9 Dots Consulting, Kuan Mun Leong, Managing Director of Hartalega Holdings Berhad, and Leang Wah Choon, Hartalega’s General Manager of IT

“Investing in this is all the more crucial as the industry becomes more globalised and competition with other countries intensifies,” he said in a statement.

“This will enable us to strengthen our operations and integrate automation across our supply chain, further enhancing productivity, improving efficiencies, reducing costs and boosting profitability for the group over the long-term,” he added.

As part of the implementation process, a comprehensive business process review (BPR) of Hartalega was conducted which concluded in 2017.

The BPR resulted in a blueprint which became the basis of Hartalega’s Group-wide ERP implementation.

The project is targeted to launch by end-2018, piloting at Hartalega’s Next Generation Integrated Glove Manufacturing Complex in Sepang.

This will subsequently be rolled out at the group’s Bestari Jaya plants in 2019.