- With SAP S/4 HANA the company has equipped itself with a robust ERP solution that transforms business processes towards digitalization
- The project named ‘Sugam’ aims to personify the meaning of the word by providing mobility and agility for transactions and self-service reporting
Udaipur, 16th October: As pioneers in the implementation of new-age, digital-first technology, Hindustan Zinc, a Vedanta group company and India’s largest & only integrated producer of Zinc, Lead, and Silver, has successfully migrated from existing ECC system to advanced SAP S/4 HANA. The advanced enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution has the power to transform operations and gain real-time insights for informed decision-making. The company also upgraded Guided Buying and Supplier Lifecyle Performance modules on SAP Ariba thus enhancing the user experience for all internal and external stakeholders.
Hindustan Zinc termed the implementation project ‘Sugam’, which in Sanskrit means ‘easy’, a representation of the agility in business processes it was propelling towards with this move. The SAP S/4 HANA transformation will provide the company with simplified architecture with embedded analytics layer, table structure, and in-memory processing, along with a reduction in data footprint and enhanced transaction processing speed in a real-time integration with various other business systems. These benefits will also redefine and improve processes various functions, thus leading to faster decision-making and productivity improvement.
Speaking on the transformation, Arun Misra, CEO, Hindustan Zinc, and Executive Director, Vedanta, said, “The implementation of SAP S/4HANA will pave the way for agile and simplified business processes, thus paving the way for faster decision-making. This move will also place Hindustan Zinc in the segment of future-ready businesses and showcase our commitment to innovation, digitalization, and technological intervention. The upgrade to Ariba Supplier Lifecycle Performance and Guided Buying modules will enhance the user experience and allow transparency for all the stakeholders.”
Sandeep Modi, CFO, Hindustan Zinc mentioned that “Project Sugam is the start of the new digital era, providing mobility and agility for transactions and self-service reporting. It will help the company retain its competitive edge in the market and create value for all internal and external stakeholders”.
About Hindustan Zinc Limited
Hindustan Zinc, a Vedanta Group company in Zinc-Lead and Silver business is world’s 2nd largest integrated Zinc producer and 5th largest Silver producer. The company governs about ~80% of the growing Zinc market in India with its headquarters at Udaipur along with Zinc-Lead mines and smelting complexes spread across the state of Rajasthan.
Hindustan Zinc is self-sufficient in power with captive thermal power plants and has ventured into green energy by setting-up wind power plants. The company is ranked 1st in Asia-Pacific for the fourth consecutive year and globally 3rd in S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment in 2022 amongst Mining & Metal companies. Hindustan Zinc is a certified Water Positive company and is the only Indian company to be recognized at the S&P Global Platts Metal Award 2022 winning two prestigious awards for ‘Industry Leadership Award – Base, Precious & Specialty Metals’ Award and ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ Award.
The company takes pride in having some of the best-in-class people practices and employee-centric initiatives, which have certified Hindustan Zinc as – ‘Great Place to Work 2023’, ‘Company with Great Managers 2022’ by People Business and the ‘People-first HR Excellence Award’.
As a socially responsible corporate, Hindustan Zinc has been relentlessly working towards transforming lives of 1.7 million people in 237 villages in the states of Rajasthan and Uttarakhand. The company is amongst the Top 15 CSR Spenders in India.