Udit Pahwa is the Head- IT at Huhtamaki PPL from Jan 2017. Over his 23 years of industry experience, he has rich expertise in enterprise technology architecture, IT security and governance, IT delivery and project management, strategic data analysis and reporting, budgeting and cost control, staff management and team building. Prior to Huhtamaki, Pahwa was with Polycab Wires and Oracle India.

Huhtamaki implemented OneERP project, to replace 3 legacy applications with 1 single ERP. The project also aimed to automate the inventory tracking and valuation along with manufacturing accounting of cylinder business. Post the implementation of the project, the below processes were successfully automated: 1) Cylinder capitalization, amortization and accounting. 2) Cylinder manufacturing accounting and WIP/FG valuation 3) Cylinder availability for any order. The payback was in form of the FTEs getting released as well as the inventory getting rationalized due to better visibility and control. With this, the company saved 9 man days every month on account of automation, across business functions. Time to invoice per transaction was also reduced from 20 minutes to 6 minutes.