Asset management for Golden Circle

Mainpac Pty Ltd
Monday, 16 July, 2007

Golden Circle is to implement an information system based on Mainpac's Mainet, the Microsoft .NET-based enterprise asset management software package.

A 15-month project will see Mainet's maintenance, inventory and purchasing modules, underpinned by its financial assets module, combining operational and financial asset management support for Golden Circle which, this year, celebrates its 60th anniversary.

A new information system, the hub of which is Microsoft's BizTalk server, integrates Mainet with Golden Circle's other key applications: the financial, manufacturing, supply chain and customer management system MFG/PRO and MoveX, the Hagemeyer inventory system which manages the maintenance store and stock.

In 2005, the maintenance management team at Golden Circle's Brisbane headquarters acknowledge that an in-house developed database was no longer providing adequate management information. Concurrently at the Northgate plant, the company's accountants had encountered shortcomings in their fixed asset system which wouldn't allow the writing off of an obsolete piece of plant in line with good accounting practice.

Fixed asset functionality was pivotal in Golden Circle's decision to select Mainet after both the maintenance and accounting departments independently concluded the software was the best solution available.

Golden Circle maintenance systems and inventory area owner Kerry Gilliland said, We recognised the need for a system to provide easy access to information on maintenance and asset management issues and to eliminate double handling of data between maintenance and purchasing/inventory systems.

Implementation will be ongoing over the next 12 months. The success of the project will be measured against defined outcomes during that time.

Mainpac provided a comprehensive range of services to Golden Circle, beginning with the production of a project plan, task allocation and agreement of a go live date. Mainpac then managed the implementation of Mainet in close collaboration with Golden Circle's accounting, maintenance and production and IT staff.

Mainet will also be introduced later this year to the plant in Mill Park, Victoria, owned by Golden Circle, which produces beverages under the Original Juice brand.

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