case studies

We have provided several examples of previously conducted assignments for clients. In each case study, we have outlined the challenge, the solution and the end result.

ERP Implementation - Oracle

Industries We Serve
  • Adhesives & Sealants
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Building Materials
  • Chemicals
  • Construction Products
  • Food & Beverage
  • Inks
  • Material Sciences
  • Paint & Coatings
  • Personal Care
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Plastics
  • Polymer Sciences
  • Printing Industries
  • Private Equity

A global personal care products supplier was planning an ERP system implementation across all worldwide business units. Improved management information was a key driver of implementation. It was critical that implementation was consistent in all areas and that accurate and timely information could be retrieved from the system.

Orr & Boss defined the system's management objectives, assisted in software selection to meet these objectives, and facilitated system implementation in each of the manufacturing plants throughout North America, Europe and parts of Asia.


  • Oracle was implemented in all worldwide manufacturing plants.
  • The system was designed to highlight variation in production cost drivers including material yield, raw material waste, and equipment uptime.
  • This previously unknown information was critical to the company's strategic planning process.
  • The ability to access better information surrounding the various manufacturing facilities and processes allowed the company to make more informed strategic decisions and resulted in significant profit improvement.