The Dixie Group is a leading marketer and manufacturer of floorcovering products to higher-end residential and commercial customers. They had been running EnterpriseOne 9.0 since July 2010 and were ready to move to 9.2 and upgrade the AS400 software at the same time. As a bi-product of their upgrade project, Dixie also wanted an easier way to distribute and print invoices, checks, and payroll checks.
Hardinge is a global leader in providing a wide range of highly reliable turning, milling, grinding and workholding solutions. Their operations in the US, Switzerland, China, and Taiwan run multiple servers with databases varying in size. With an EnterpriseOne 9.1 upgrade being planned and a 1 TB direct-access storage device running at 70%, they realized it was time to purge their data.
Park Industries is the largest North American manufacturer of a wide variety of stone working equipment including CNC saws and routers. While their JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.1 system was running fine, they noticed that their Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP) process was slowing them down. There was too much data and they were having difficulty closing end of day. What should have been taking 30 minutes was taking 12 hours.
Having been on EnterpriseOne 8.12, Premium Waters was looking to migrate to 9.1 and make use of the latest benefits for their GL, AR, AP, Purchasing, Sales Order, Inventory, Manufacturing, Advanced Transportation Management and EDI. Keeping their database clean was important to Premium Waters and so they went with a notable purge and archive solution.
AAA has been running JD Edwards since 1992, and from Day One had plans and processes in place to help to tame the normal data growth that comes with an ERP solution. Currently utilizing the Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.0 system, AAA runs several of the core modules of EnterpriseOne including General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Sales Order, and Purchasing.
Spyder Active Sports, Inc. was founded as a mail-order company run from David Jacob’s kitchen. Today, Spyder operates out of corporate offices in Colorado and Switzerland and is the largest ski-specialty brand in the world.
Part of being progressive in the distribution industry is to eliminate manual data entry and inefficiencies within the warehouse. In 2004, Spyder purchased Oracle’s JD Edwards ERP as their first step toward inventory control. However, Spyder still needed to automate their processes to reach their efficiency goals.
As Daymon Worldwide grew, inevitably the amount of data held on their system was rapidly expanding. Performance of such a large database was impacted; reports were taking a long time to run and the back up process was slowing.
Productivity and quality are major parts of what Henny Penny provides to their customers. As a growing company, Henny Penny found the need for increased productivity in their manufacturing and distribution operations. But the automated data collection (ADC) solution that they were using wasn’t up to par. There was a lack of customer service, it wasn’t compliant with EnterpriseOne 9.1 and it had a highly technical approach that put users off. But with RF-SMART, Henny Penny had access to a highly configurable software that included reliable integration with JD Edwards.
Michelman manufactures “value-added”, ready-made and custom formulations for paints, waxes, floor polishes, corrugated cardboard and more. Their capabilities for research and development, along with leading-edge technology, provide opportunity for continual business growth. However, their supply-chain technology was not helping. Using a manual process resulted in a significant lag time between inventory movement and system updates. They had no real-time visibility and therefore suffered inventory shortages and over-sticking.
Millennium Entertainment is in the fast-paced business of video distribution. Due to the always changing popularity of movie titles, they have to be ready to track the demand of titles, manufacture DVD’s and tapes quickly, and keep retailers’ shelves stocked. Delays in manufacturing decisions meant delays in getting new products to retailers, which meant unstocked shelves for their customers. Millenium relied on Halo Business Intelligence to provide the visibility into sales trends and data to address this.