A key business objective for MBM is the minimisation of manual entries – not only to increase business process efficiency but to eliminate the potential for error

They have achieved this objective in a practical manner internally through the use of RF barcode scanning systems feeding a totally integrated ERP system, and externally through the implementation of EDI and web-based ordering/tracking systems.


These electronic communication solutions are used throughout the supply chain, with both customer and supplier access available.

The internal RF system is used for real-time stock picking, receipts, issues and movements – in addition to shop floor data collection.

In addition, each department within MBM utilises the centralised master ERP system, EFACS. The integrated nature of the system, in conjunction with detailed and documented processes, ensures that double entry of data does not occur.