Glamox is a Norwegian industrial group that develops, manufactures, and distributes professional lighting solutions for the global market. With Glamox it was the typical story: their achievements matched their ambitions, which led to vast growth. With 1300 employees located in 16 different countries and a growing production volume, there's a lot to keep track of. To stay in control, they decided to implement Infor LN.
To meet the future, Glamox will be merging mother and subsidiary companies in 16 countries into the ERP system Infor LN. The project has fittingly been named “One Glamox” internally and is set to provide the best possible platform to meet future potential opportunities.
Glamox Group CFO Thomas Lindberg has named synergy, efficiency, and not least the possibility of simplifying interactions as some of the key aspects as to why he has advocated internally for “One Glamox”:
“We operate in an area where quick and easy management of information internally, and between us and our clients, is extremely important. Collaboration with Glamox should be regarded as easy at all levels. An optimal well-functioning IT solution is therefore essential for our company”, says Lindberg.
A comprehensive process with great rewards
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: implementing an ERP system can be a time-consuming and challenging process for all parties involved. However, when done right, it’s also greatly rewarding.
Lindberg does not deny that implementation is a comprehensive process. He explains: “It demands enormous effort and willingness to change from all employees. In addition to their own daily tasks they have to learn something completely new at the same time.” Therefore, he has focused on management recognizing that the newly acquired solution could instigate some challenges. Nonetheless; Lindberg has been clear that there is no going back. “‘One Glamox’ will be implemented, and we want everyone on board to contribute,” he says.
“We didn’t have to go back to the very basics as we started the work with implementing ‘One Glamox’,” says Lindberg. “We have had the same solution for approximately 20 years and it has worked well. Even so, we recognized the need to upgrade and meet the future,” Lindberg continues.
Managing director in Mazeppa, Aage Ramstad, says that the way Glamox has been involved has been crucial for a smooth implementation so far.
“Such an extensive process can be very difficult for a company. It is demanding to implement ERP systems, and the key to success is that the client takes full command and ownership of all tasks and processes. This is something Glamox has done from day one. We are set to achieve our ambitious goals together,” says Ramstad