Back in 1992, Boeing of Canada was challenged with how to efficiently schedule and track 2,500 manufactured parts in a 450,000-square-foot facility, with the capability to cross multiple facilities.Boeing of Canada implemented Cincom’s Control ERP software to link its data with its Control neighbor, Bristol Aerospace of Winnipeg and with another nearby subcontractor, Control user, Lucas Aerospace of Jamestown, North Dakota, USA.
Diedre Keddie, MIS manager in Winnipeg and a member of the six-to-eight-person team that selected Control, explained shortly after the implementation, “We have reduced our (financial) administrative support by two-thirds of what it previously was and have reduced the turnaround time on the (financial) reporting to one-third of what it had been.”
For the Winnipeg plant, the challenge is to win its share of Boeing’s increasing work. “Even though we are a part of Boeing,” Keddie explained, “we are still in competition with Boeing plants that produce the same product, because they are (also) trying to reduce costs and improve delivery to customers,” Keddie said.
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