System Dynamics

System Dynamics

Element Six Case Study


Element Six is the global leader in the design, development and production of synthetic diamond supermaterials. 

Part of the De Beers Group, Element Six is an independently managed global company with its head office registered in Luxembourg, and primary manufacturing facilities in Ireland, China, Germany, Sweden, South Africa and the UK.

Element Six decided to implement an ERP system, enabling them to transform the way they managed their supply chain and consequently, their business. 


It was critical that the chosen ERP solution be flexible enough to be deployed across multiple countries, easy to administer and scalable enough to cope with the companies continued growth. Element Six also felt it was important to identify a solution that had a particular strength in manufacturing.

Taking into account the competitive pressures of a fully globalised trading economy, Element Six wanted to ensure that any new system would enable it to adapt to changing market conditions by fully supporting the business through periods of change. 

After an extensive selection process, Element Six selected JDE EnterpriseOne, and System Dynamics as their chosen implementation partner. 

Today, Element Six is using EnterpriseOne to manage its entire supply chain across six manufacturing sites and its distribution network in Europe, Japan, the Far East, and South America. Element Six’s comprehensive ERP implementation includes nearly every EnterpriseOne module available.

Element Six and System Dynamics have completed the roll-out of EnterpriseOne to 13 companies in 11 different countries, and 2,000 employees. All of its manufacturing facilities and distribution offices in Japan are now live. 


Element Six can now benefit from:

  • greater data integrity,
  • a coherent and holistic view of the enterprise,
  • the ability to respond to changes in demand and manage its effects downstream with suppliers and customers,
  • full control and visibility over its manufacturing operations,
  • a fully integrated pipeline. 

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Software Used

  • Oracle JD Edwards