VISUAL ERP’s Recognized as the ‘Game Changer’ It Is
Arne’s Welding, located in Winnipeg, MB, is a 100 employee Engineer and Configure to Order manufacture of on and off road Trailers. Since inception, Arne’s focused on excellence in quality and as a result, their customers enjoy a virtually trouble free, and low maintenance product life.
Their broad range of custom products include End Dumps, Side Dumps, Hopper Bottoms, Specialty Trailers and Low Bed Trailers. All of their projects are custom engineered, to meet customers’ exacting expectations.
Arne’s leads by example with Lean initiatives and employs a fulltime champion on staff. One definition of Lean is ‘continuous improvement’. Arne’s deployment of continuous improvement, had been driving waste out of their business processes for years.
However, wanting to take their continuous improvements to another level, Arne’s recognized the inevitability and the need to investigate ERP offerings. Initiatives such as streamlining processes, automating tasks, workflow and throughput, minimizing inventory costs, increasing FIFO Actual costing accuracy, as well as the requisite for more timely reporting, ERP was no longer a ‘nice to have’.
Arne’s also recognized they lacked the ERP expertise to properly decipher the various options, and with so many confusing alternatives available, they executed a contract with Mark Huxley of BDC. BDC is re-knowned as a specialist in mitigating ERP evaluation risk for SMB Companies all across Canada.
“We needed a clearer picture and at the same time reduce our costs,” says Darren Rothery, CFO of Arne’s Welding. “Our current system (Inmass) was antiquated, and didn’t provide the effective reporting we now needed. It was essential for us to have a single integrated system that incorporated management tools and provided real time reporting, instant data access and the ability to make more informed decisions.” As well Arne’s reputation for excellence, demanded a solution that supported near 100% on-time delivery and superior customer service.
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