The transition to new management presented Penmar Automation Inc. of Newmarket, ON, with an opportunity for change in its processes. Founded in 1991 the company operated on paper and spreadsheets for their Bill Of Materials (BOM), purchasing, and receiving.
The new president had worked with Total ETO’s ERP and MRP system during his long tenure at a previous company. Holding numerous roles over the years including operations manager, and general manager, he had seen the efficiencies gained by Total ETO and knew how valuable it was to Engineer To Order organizations. He knew that a system like Total ETO would be an effective tool to automate redundant tasks, and to connect BOMs to Purchasing.
Integrating Total ETO with their SolidWorks CAD system, staff will now have power and versatility in creating, modifying, and controlling the flow of information to and from Purchasing. With many automation tools available to them now, the effort required by Purchasing to create RFQs, POs, inventory pulls, and other everyday tasks will be significantly reduced and streamlined.