Englehard Corporation

Engelhard is the world's largest refiner and fabricator of platinum metals, gold and silver, a producer of silver and silver alloys in mill forms, and operator of the world's largest precious metals smelter.

Engelhard Corporation
Iselin, NJ


Annual Revenue:
1.4 Billion USD


Oracle Products & Services:
Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 8.9
  • Address Book
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Accounts Payable
  • General Ledger
  • Fixed Assets
  • Contract & Service Billing
  • Job Cost
  • Multi-Currency
  • Inventory
  • Procurement
  • Sales Management
  • Pricing/Advance Pricing
  • Transportation Management
  • Product Costing
  • Manufacturing Accounting
  • Resource, Capacity, Material Planning
  • Forecasting

Client Reference Letter:

Engelhard Corporation Improves Manufacturing Resource Planning, Delivers Business Reports Faster, and Improves Cash Flow with Upgraded Comprehensive Enterprise Application Platform. 

The Challenge:
Engelhard operated the Minerals & Chemicals Division and Industries Division with corporate headquarters in Menlo Park, New Jersey. In 1984, the company was realigned to consist of a Specialty Chemicals Division and a Specialty Metals Division. Engelhard expanded significantly through growth, acquisitions and joint ventures. Acquisitions included the Freeport Kaolin Company in 1985; most of the business of the Harshaw/Filtrol Partnership in 1988; the auto catalysts and petroleum catalysts businesses of Solvay Catalysts GmbH, in 1992 and 1994, respectively; the Mearl Corporation in 1996; the catalyst business of Mallinckrodt Inc. in 1998; Süd Chemie’s fats and oils catalyst business in 2001; and the Collaborative Group, a personal care company, in 2004.

For Engelhard executives to respond quickly to changes in the rapidly evolving mergers and manufacturing market, and make timely business decisions about the type and amount of
metal to manufacture, it needed access to reliable, up-to-date manufacturing and financial information, such as raw material supply and inventory data.

The Services:
JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 8.9 - Upgrade Support Services 

The Vision:
Enable the company to rapidly integrate acquired companies to jumpstart return on investment.

Respond quickly and efficiently to a rapidly evolving precious metal manufacturing market, including the demand in mergers and acquisition market.

Provide management with timely and reliable information to make decisions about the type and amount of precious metal to manufacture.

Evaluate and manage the paper production efficiently by monitoring raw materials–such as numerous precious metals, various stages of production, including procurement, manufacturing, and shipping.

Enable sales staff to respond quickly and efficiently to customer orders and requests for information about a particular specialty products.
The Solution:
Increased inventory status accuracy, reduced delivery errors to almost zero, and increased the logistics management accuracy by 30%, by optimizing the transportation management solution.

Optimized customer satisfaction by ensuring customers receive reliable online information about specialized paper inventory levels, orders, delivery progress, their prepaid account status and the delivery status.

Provided managers with timely information and helped sales staff set and modify sales strategies for different types of metals, based on reliable data, by creating cost and profit models showing standard and actual costs and overall profits.

Increased staff awareness of the importance of an integrated IT infrastructure and continued to increase company efficiency by training and educating staff in on how to use the ERP system.

Customer Comment:
"Your depth of business experience allowed you to work successfully with our user community to solve their problems. Whether it was a simple fix or one that required extensive investigation, you utilized your expertise in devising a workable solution in the fastest, most efficient manner." -  Kevin E. Brown - JDE O2D Applications Manager

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