Discrete Manufacturing - ERP - Digital Transformation

Increasing customer service and efficiency with S/4HANA

Van Leeuwen made the decision to move to SAP S/4HANA to harmonise its business processes and technology applications. SOA People was chosen as its implementation partner for its extensive SAP integration expertise.
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Van Leeuwen is a global organisation specializing in steel pipes, and pipe and tube applications. With around 40 offices across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and America, it ensures materials are available anywhere in the world and customized wherever needed.

Benefits

  • Greater visibility
  • Greater transparency
  • Connecting customers and suppliers
  • More automated process
  • Efficiency gains with IS-Mill functionality
  • More efficient usage of data handling
  • Easy to use dashboards all in one place

The Challenge

Van Leeuwen was looking to harmonize its business processes and technology applications in order to increase customer service and efficiency and to enable further digitalisation. Their existing system was heavily customised and was becoming unmanageable and costly to maintain.

“There is always a learning curve when two companies start to work together as they become aligned, but we worked well with SOA People and the teams on both sides enabled us to combine our knowledge and work well together to synchronise the solution.” John Van Schaijk, Corporate IT Manager, Van Leeuwen