On completion of the merger of AEMS and Hartec in August 2004, Startronics decided to make major improvements to the global tier1 Electronic Resource Planning (ERP) system MOVEX.
This Swedish system is designed specifically for complex multi Stock Keeping Units (SKU) manufacturing companies, and is used by many global companies such as Alfa Laval, Assa Abloy, Boeing, Ricoh, SMC, to name a few. This infrastructure investment is designed for optimal operational and performance reporting solution to serve the new combined entity and the company’s customers.
With more than 75,000 SKUs across a multi-site, labour-intensive and often complex manufacturing process, the challenge was providing clarity and well supported metrics aligned to the new, improved structure. With this objective, the CEO commissioned the Reporting Project, which has now been completed.
This integrated solution covers all areas of sales, engineering, purchasing, manufacturing, inventory management and service. Startronics’ staff can now monitor key areas of its business, with the ability to drill-down on developing or predicted issues as they are highlighted. Key performance measures are available graphically and in real-time on Startronics’s intranet, with optional analysis by customer, facility, customer manager, buyer, product and assembly-process element (workstation). Similarly, historical trends and performance against plans are also available online.
Using industry-standard Microsoft Office tools, sections of the Reports Suite have been provided via direct integration of these tools with production MRP data and systems. Automated workbooks draw real-time demand, pricing and item usage data from MRP for planning, purchasing and engineering. These smart workbooks assist Startronics’ staff with up-to-date spreadsheets and in the least time possible.
As new customers bring new unique requirements, Startronics can now prototype new solutions and implement with them. New developments for HPM & Vision Fire and Security are already underway.