A high-tech manufacturer invests in the future by selecting a new ERP system.
A leading manufacturer’s aging ERP software and hardware was no longer being supported. As a result, they risked business interruption in the event of a hardware or software failure. In addition, the software did not provide modern features necessary to support their changing business environment and the needs of their customers and vendors. Examples included:
- Lean shop floor planning
- Integrated job estimating
- B2B ecommerce
- Intercompany transactions
Functional gaps were causing production capacity constraints, inefficiencies, and poor customer service levels which were constraining growth, reducing profitability, and making them less competitive in their market. They needed a new ERP application but weren’t sure how to go about selecting the best software and vendor to meet their needs for this critical business tool and major investment.
KnowledgePath was engaged to help them select a new ERP application. Our selection expertise and methodology ... Read More
A distributor executes a new technology, and the processes exceed customer demands and return on investment.
THE CHALLENGEA full line distributor of disposable dental and medical supplies (for 300 leading medical supply manufacturers) and its sister company (who manufactures medical kits) were simultaneously experiencing rapid growth and changing requirements as a result of entering new markets. Their outdated system had become limited and difficult to use. The old business application failed to support the new and increasingly complex business requirements:
- Manufacturer rebate pricing and chargebacks
- Demand forecasting and replenishment planning for its network of 5 warehouses
- True discrete manufacturing and kitting
- Lot control and full traceability
- Multiple unit of measure support
- Intercompany customer/supplier relationships
KnowledgePath assists a leading Equipment Service Maintenance & Repair (ESM&R) client in selecting a project-based ERP.
A leading ESM&R manufacturer's collection of poorly integrated applications was limiting their ability to run their business efficiently and adapt to new requirements. Their core, homegrown application was old, inflexible, hard to support, had limited features, and was not integrated with their accounting application which had also become dated. KnowledgePath was invited to recommend an upgrade for their accounting application with the ultimate goal that it could also replace their homegrown application. After further review, we determined their current application may not be the best solution for their consumer goods oriented business and recommended a software selection project to find the application that was the best fit.
KnowledgePath was engaged to help them select a new comprehensive ERP application. Our selection expertise and methodology helped them... Read more