Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. Nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists drive new product innovation and technology in a highly competitive aerospace and defense market. Harris’ legacy systems could no longer handle its growth. Their MRP tool had reached its limits, advances in products and services now demanded more than three million different parts and components, and these numbers would continue to soar.
Harris needed to replace its legacy Material Requirements Planning (MRP) tool with more robust technology to support its double-digit growth rates. They also looked to increase productivity by 10%, enable scalability and growth, implement on time and on budget and avoid major business disruption with a “no business interruption” implementation. Therefore, Harris chose Cincom’s Enterprise Management Solutions.
Regarding the implementation, Bill Heiselman, VP Supply Chain Operation, explained, “It was clearly a step above of what we had internally, and we knew that we could have productivity gains if we implemented Cincom.”
With Cincom, Harris achieved outstanding results:
- Implementation two months ahead of schedule and under budget
- Expectations exceeded, with a 20% improvement in productivity just three months after implementation
- Uninterrupted business, with implementation virtually invisible to the organization
Looking toward the future, Heiselman stated, “I am extremely happy with the Cincom team and the partnership that we have formed, so we won’t have to explore any alternatives in the future.”
Read Harris’ entire story here.