YASH Technologies, a SAP gold channel partner and leading technology services and outsourcing partner for global companies, announced that Arlon Graphics, a FLEXcon Company, has selected its proprietary solution, ManufacturingOne, a qualified SAP Business All-in-One partner solution for the manufacturing industry, as its Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution. ManufacturingOne provides midsized enterprises with a comprehensive, prepackaged, ERP solution that delivers the processes and content required for a cost-effective and rapid implementation.
As one of the world’s most experienced cast vinyl film manufacturers, Arlon Graphics had outgrown its current ERP solution, and was experiencing significant business growth with international expansion. There was an increasing need for information access and sharing, both internally and with partners. The growing company faced key operational challenges including:
• Inefficient processes - Current system does not support collaborative data sharing, dashboards, or workflow processing
• Increased demand for e-Commerce
• Continual need for custom ERP system enhancements to improve customer satisfaction metrics
This initiative will help to accommodate Arlon’s growth by enabling the features and functionality to improve efficiencies, enhance customer experience and satisfaction, connect the company globally, and provide access to the information and tools its employees' need, and its vendors' and customers' desire.
“The SAP solution was chosen by Arlon Graphics for its rich functionality and tools to support our significant company growth and global footprint, as well as SAP's commitment to bringing innovative solutions to its customers,” said Violet Meuter, director of Information Technology, Arlon Graphics LLC. “We are pleased to have YASH Technologies as our partner, and with their guidance and expertise, look forward to a successful implementation.”
With a planned go-live date of September 30, 2013, the ManufacturingOne implementation will take place initially in Arlon Graphic’s main manufacturing and distribution facility in Santa Ana, California and its sales and distribution office in the Netherlands. The new ERP solution will be integrated with several other solutions including Arlon's CRM solution, its export forms, and its custom Manufacturing Execution System (MES) called the Arlon Automation System (AAS).
“As a global manufacturer in operation since 1958, Arlon is constantly looking for ways to meet or exceed customers' expectations by improving service levels and offering new or improved products,” said Jacinto Arauz, vice president, Software Sales, YASH Technologies. “ManufacturingOne will enable further innovation by allowing Arlon to quickly and accurately forecast, plan and respond to ever-changing market demands, and optimize internal manufacturing processes and collaboration with business partners.”
For the implementation, YASH will utilize its proven implementation methodology for SAP solutions, S-Imple (Streamlined Implementations), based on Scrum principles, that delivers a comprehensive set of commonly utilized business functionality “off the shelf,” with little or no customization required. S-Imple saves valuable time and money by focusing on data cleansing, conversion, design by exception, knowledge transfer and end-user learning rather than defining and configuring standard business processes. The result is a fully op