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Duluth, GA, United States, 2008/12/11 - Powell Electronics, a major defense and aerospace distributor, introduces Activ Technologies to speak at SAP ASUG on December 10, in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania to explain how they produced significant results using Microsoft BizTalk.
Powell Electronics, a distributor serving major defense and aerospace companies, raves about their improved SAP supply chain results achieved by Activ Technologies. Powell Electronics selected Activ Technologies, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner specializing in supply chain infrastructure development, to design a solution to improve their supply chain visibility. Mike Ayers, Powell Electronics’ SAP Product Manager, will introduce Mike Roberts, President & CEO of Activ Technologies, to speak at SAP ASUG Philadelphia Chapter meeting, held on Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at SAP Headquarters in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania.
Roberts is scheduled to speak at the session named, “Building End-User productivity into SAP business processes with Microsoft BizTalk & SharePoint Portal”. During this session, Roberts reveals how his firm used the Microsoft’s technology to achieve the following significant results for Powell Electronics:
• Improve production productivity by 40% by organizing and consolidating similar orders into more economical production-lot sizes.
• Increase on-time customer delivery from 92%- 94% range to above 98%.
• Eliminate the risk of errors introduce from manual order entry by automating order entry for complex key account orders.
• Reduce loss time for manually correcting data errors and allow ease for non-technical staff to fix errors via a user-friendly interface. Data entry errors were difficult to fix in SAP and required heavy IT support.
• Save at least 20 salespeople man-hours per week by automating the order entry. This freed their salespeople’s to focus on growing the firm’s business.
Activ Technologies’ rapid and smooth deployment of Microsoft’s technologies allowed the project to be completed on-time and on budget. Powell Technologies immediately enjoyed the benefits from their new solution. Powell transformed its order processing from a transactional order scenario to a forecast scenario, allowing customers complete visibility of every stage in order fulfillment. This allows Powell to offer a steady and flexible supply-chain partnership with its customers, enabling the firm to compete and perform in its industry as a number one player, leveling its playing field.
Event: SAP ASUG Philadelphia Chapter
Location: SAP Headquarters in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
Date/Time: Wednesday, December 10, 2008, 3:00 – 4:00 EST
Presenter: Mike Roberts, Activ Technologies’ President and CEO with over 30 years of ERP, and Mike Ayers, Powell Electronics’ SAP Product Manager
The Philadelphia chapter is located near the SAP America Headquarters. ASUG is the world's largest, independent community of SAP customers and providers, providing chapters worldwide. ASUG is a trusted source for user experience-driven education, peer networking and serves as the collective influential voice for shaping the future of SAP solutions.
About Activ Technologies
Activ Technologies (activ-tech.com), a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, headquartered in Roswell, GA. This firm is the recognized leader helping firms integrate their SAP and other ERP applications using Microsoft BizTalk, EDI, & RFID for providing dramatically improved supply chain visibility. For more information and a free case study on “Electronics Firm Optimized SAP Supply Chain with a Solution Providing Immediate Results”, contact Paul Web, at Activ Technologies, 515 E Crossville Rd., Roswell, GA 30075, (770) 390-1700, Please visit the company’s website.
About Powell Electronics, Inc.
Powell Electronics is a leading distributor of standard and custom-assembled electronic connectors, sensors and switches for commercial, industrial and military applications. Founded 60 years ago by Harold Powell in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; the company recently relocated its headquarters to Logan Township, New Jersey. Powell's customers include large aerospace, defense and industrial equipment organizations. Powell has an estimated 240 employees throughout 12 offices located in North America, South America, Europe, Israel, and China. Although the firm is relatively small it competes and provides services to major players in the aerospace and defense industry for customers including Caterpillar, Lockheed Martin, and Boeing.