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Cincinnati, OH, United States, 2006/08/27 - REKO International Group was profiled by manufacturing journalist Thomas R. Cutler in Industry 2.0. Cutler profiled how this engineer-to-order company selected ETO ERP leader Encompix.
According to Cutler, “It is essential to have an accurate picture of project costs. Assuming capacity and delivery performance are equal, what makes the difference is the ability to set a competitive price. Reko International Group, a supplier to tier 1 automotive industry, needed to improve its visibility over costs, capacity, and work-in-process. Reko currently employs nearly five hundred people and is a respected presence in many areas of the metal cutting industry worldwide; Reko’s customers are leaders in the consumer and industrial products and aerospace industries.“
The company has over 300,000 square feet of manufacturing space in ten production facilities located in the greater Windsor, Ontario area. Several years ago Reko’s management team recognized that its existing business systems could not handle the company’s requirements in a demanding environment.
• Existing business systems were not integrated, which forced maintenance of duplicate data sets and manually re-keying information from one system into another.
• There was no visibility of available capacity. This lead the company to use of costly outsourcing when it could have been avoided.
• There was no way to measure actual vs. planned performance on projects.
After an 18-month evaluation that began with a list of about sixty different software vendors, Reko selected Encompix, a business unit of MADE2MANAGE for its engineer-to-order focus. “Every other vendor told us that they could incorporate the results from Microsoft Project into the manufacturing system, but Encompix was the only vendor to show us how it would work. Microsoft Project is great for what it does, but it couldn’t give the visibility over hundreds of projects,” said Lido Zuccato, Manager of Process Planning.
Encompix (encompix.com) a business unit of Made2Manage Systems, has filled the manufacturing software requirements of engineer-to-order companies since 1992. The company name reflects a commitment to developing business application solutions that encompass the complex areas of project-based and job-based manufacturing. Encompix provides ETO manufacturers with a competitive advantage by improving bottom line results.
About Made2Manage Systems Inc.
With more than 2,150 customers worldwide, Made2Manage Systems Inc. has a 20-year track record of delivering enterprise resource planning software and a broad range of services that meet the unique market specifications of more than 30 manufacturing sectors, including industrial and commercial machinery, fabricated metals, rubber and plastics, electronics, analytical and measuring equipment, furniture and fixtures, durable goods, and metals, wire and cable. Made2Manage Systems’ sustained leadership position in the ERP marketplace is built on a commitment to fostering productive, long-lasting customer relationships, developing a quality product line based on unique industry specifications, and providing excellence in customer support and professional services.