Imerys Minerals Bulgaria AD

With the help of the implemented ERP solution, Imerys Minerals Bulgaria is able to plan and better manage its specific purchasing, delivery and manufacturing processes.

Imerys Minerals Bulgaria AD

With the help of the implemented ERP solution, Imerys Minerals Bulgaria is able to plan and better manage its specific purchasing, delivery and manufacturing processes.

Imerys Minerals Bulgaria, a successor of S&B Industrial Minerals, is a company with a long tradition in the mining and processing of non-metallic minerals, part of the French multinational company Imerys S.A.

The company portfolio includes more than 50 types of bentonite, perlite and zeolite products, and its activities are carried out in two main areas: mining and processing of the minerals to obtain the final product. The extraction is carried out in an open manner, with the raw materials being processed at three production sites located near the extraction sites.

The need of an ERP solution in Imerys Minerals Bulgaria

The main reasons behind the company’s decision to implement an ERP solution were the urge to integrate different information flows, to optimize the management of purchases and supplies and to achieve detailed information in the process of planning and management of the production processes.

Scope of the project

The ERP solution manages all processes related to accounting, fixed assets, sales, storing, manufacturing, supplies. Additional HR and payroll modules were implemented at a later stage.

In 2012 the ERP software was updated to version NAV 2009 and its capabilities were further extended. The additional functionalities include new monthly close, distribution of the indirect production cost with improved expense tracking, option for distribution of future expenses, reporting and entering of data and parameters of different production centers.

The actual benefits achieved by Imerys Minerals Bulgaria by using the ERP system include:

  • Significant improvement of the communication with the sales department
  • Optimization of the management of the huge volume of inter-company transactions
  • Significantly decreasing the time needed for generating different reports for the purposes of management and production planning as well as specific reports required by the mother-company
  • The companies from the S&B Industrial Minerals group are now able to submit and track the status of their orders directly into the system