Boosting Productivity and Streamlining Operations with a Customized ERP System for an Automotive Parts Manufacturer
The manufacturer needed help keeping its IT infrastructure in step with its continued growth.
This Canada-based automotive parts manufacturer is trusted by top automotive brands worldwide to produce high-quality parts and components for their vehicles. With a commitment to excellence and an unparalleled level of attention to detail, the company has become a global leader in automotive component manufacturing.
As their manufacturing capabilities and expertise expanded over time, their IT infrastructure struggled to keep up with the growth. Despite utilizing the latest commercially available off-the-shelf software, the company’s operations were hindered by inadequate reporting capabilities and a lack of real-time visibility into their intricate processes.
To enhance efficiency and streamline operations, the manufacturer sought a partner capable of providing customized solutions to their problems.
The Limitations of Commercially Available Off-the-Shelf Software
ERP systems are crucial for any manufacturing company, offering real-time visibility into all aspects of the production process, from raw materials to finished products. This enables companies to streamline operations, improve efficiency, and make more informed decisions. Additionally, a robust ERP system can help companies manage growth and comply with government regulations.
The Commercially Available Off-the-Shelf (COTS) Quality Management software chosen by the manufacturer failed to meet all their requirements. Notably, its quality process workflow was insufficient, and many data entry points were absent. Furthermore, essential features such as a parts recount module, supplier modules, and a compliance module with quality checklists were missing.
BALANCED+ was engaged to create dynamic new software modules aligned with the company’s precise specifications. Using a combination of Microsoft C# and Vue.js, the project involved designing, coding, testing, and ultimately implementing an entirely novel system.
Employing Agile methodology, the client had continuous input throughout every development stage. Each iteration introduced innovative features that were promptly reviewed by the manufacturer’s team for quick and impactful adjustments, resulting in a high-quality product with fast turnaround times.
The new and improved software empowered the manufacturer to assess quality metrics produced in real time, make informed decisions about the production process, and enhance production quality. The application was integrated with the manufacturer’s ERP system, allowing for direct access to production data, root cause analysis, and recommendations for improving product quality.