- Location: Chihuahua, Mexico
- Industry: Metal Mechanic
- Web site: www.manesa.com
"Management and operation control with real time data access."
Julio Flores, Sheet Metal Plant Manager | Manesa
Manufacturas Estampadas S.A. de C.V. (Manesa) is a company dedicated to the manufacture of metal parts. Founded in 1988 by a Belgian engineer, and strategically located in Chihuahua, Mexico, is an organization certified on ISO/ TS 16949. Their leadership style is the result of integrating European and Mexican managerial principles.
Since the beginning, Manesa has offered up to 600 tons of stamped metal, sheet metal production, e-coat and powdered paint coating, and other secondary operations. As a world class organization in a developing country, Manesa outshines its competitors thanks to their high quality service, which is the result of a German training program.
Time for change
The constant growth of Manesa is a clear symbol of success. For several years they relied on in-house custom developed software solution to process and control information. However, the expansion of both the organization and its operation level, made them think about a new and better way to take the business to the next level. That is what led to the decision to look for a new software solution.
Julio Flores comments that he was part of the interdisciplinary work team for selecting the new software, where every member was able to participate actively. They evaluated several presentations and demonstrations from three software providers, Epicor being one of them.
"Epicor ERP was the best choice mainly because they fulfilled the company expectations, in addition to being affordably priced," said Flores. "We put together a team 100% dedicated to the implementation of Epicor ERP, which took one year because it required the standardization of some of our business processes."
As a result of the implementation process, the organization rolled out different modules: sales management, project management, service management, production management, materials and general accounting. Flores gives a special mention to engineering management as an Epicor ERP functionality that stands out, because it was easily integrated to Manesa's processes.
The main benefit that Manesa has noticed is that with Epicor ERP they are able to manage the entire business operation; from buying raw material up to shipping in the times specified by the customers. Furthermore, thanks to the online and real time access to complete information, they notice that operation has been streamlined particularly in product engineering departments and delays in production have decreased.
"Before Epicor, we did not have the means to easily access information, and tracking data took a lot of time," said Flores. "Now, with Epicor we have access in a simple and fast way to the information generated by every department; we are aware of our production capacity and that is helping us improve our decision making process."
Today, all the information from every action in production, inventory control, purchasing and more, is registered automatically with Epicor ERP. Thanks to the configuration of the platform, the company has the raw materials and final products available on time and in the way the customer has requested, improving Manesa's customer service and market performance.
"We do recommend it because is a friendly solution, easy to use and able to serve the main needs of any organization," declared Flores. "Epicor ERP is synonymous with management and operation control with real time information access."
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