A chemical manufacturer operating in highly competitive global markets relied on an ERP system selected 15 years earlier. Market conditions had changed to demand more flexible manufacturing practices, smaller lot sizes, and leaner inventories. The system did not support the company’s operations or plans for growth. Affinity completed a comprehensive analysis of the current system and other system options that included: solution criteria, business impact areas, desired improvements, cost/benefit models and best-practice benchmarking studies against industry peers, and conversations with company leaders and employees.
Our analysis led to an ERP system that reduced cycle time, increased forecast accuracy, and improved efficiency resulting in annual cost savings of $12.6 million.