Fisher & Paykel Appliances(MIS100 2011)

Fisher & Paykel Appliances(MIS100 2011)

2010 ranking: 61

Senior IS executive:
Andrew Cooke, vice president — information technology and supply chain Reports to: Stuart Broadhurst, managing director and CEO

Size of IS shop: 55

PCs: 1470

Mobile PCs: 385

Terminals: 237

Hand-held devices: 300

Total screens: 2392

Industry: Manufacturing

PC environment: Dell; Toshiba; Apple; Windows 95, 98, NT, 2000, XP, 7

Server environment: Dell; HP, iSeries; Sun; Windows NT, 2000, 2003, 2008

DBMS: DB2, Oracle, SQL, Ingres, MySQL

Address: 78 Springs Rd, East Tamaki, Auckland


Key IS projects this year: Virtualisation.

“ICT,” says Andrew Cooke, VP — IT and Supply Chain for Fisher & Paykel Appliances, will continue “as an integral part in support of a range of business activities”. The economy will have little to no effect on ICT budgets, projects or staff numbers in 2011, with all three expected to remain flat.”

Virtualisation will receive continued focus and investment. This will predominantly be driven on a case by case basis in support of business improvement and initiative projects.

An ERP project has been successfully completed, resulting in a vendor-supported platform. This now includes middleware support for newer web-based technologies. “With the new version we have opened up future, real-time integration options that were previously limited to batch mode processing,” explains Cooke.

The leading manufacturer utilises AT&T managed services for its WAN and ISP needs, while it relies on a combination of Telecom and Vodafone for its voice services. JD Edwards Enterprise One is used for both FMIS and ERP. PCs — Dell, Toshiba and HP — are in place across the ANZ business, with Macs also in use in the

company’s offices here.

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