A multinational manufacturing and distribution company was rapidly growing through acquisition. Each acquired company followed different processes and procedures, using either outdated, non-integrated systems or no system at all (Excel spreadsheets). The sales department had no production visibility across all plants, making it difficult to accurately determine product availability for customers. Unnecessary manufacturing capacity was used to produce products that were on hand at different locations. The company’s board and executive leadership had little faith in the ability to cross-sell based on global capacity.
Trenegy quickly determined an integrated system was required to support the company’s need for a single view of products across all locations. A common set of manufacturing, inventory and distribution requirements were developed and used to select a new system. Trenegy helped the client to implement the new system and rolled out common, global manufacturing, inventory and distribution processes and procedures.
The company went live on time and within budget. Trenegy took the company from nine non-integrated systems to one fully integrated system. All users work within consistent global processes and procedures. The implementation also allowed for global visibility of product availability, increasing customer service.