Amphenol Adronics (Adronics) is a major supplier of RF interconnected and mast antennas to global auto manufacturers and integrators. The manufacturer was acquired by Amphenol Corp. in 2010 and moved its main operation to Hays, Kansas. Three new plants were added in Monterrey, Mexico, and Nogales, Mexico, and China.
Amphenol Adronics had long outgrown its PC-based system of spreadsheets and manual processes for running the business. Executives had limited visibility into production output, inventory and revenue across their global locations. Thousands of pieces of inventory were manually accounted for, production status on the plant floor was unknown, and information that was received electronically from customers and suppliers had to be re-entered into Adronics’ manual systems. Employees were stretched thin with system workarounds and manual data input.
Adronics was looking for an enterprise-wide ERP system that could:
The company chose the Plex Manufacturing Cloud, not only for its ability to automate and streamline functions and improve productivity, but for its recognized use among auto industry OEMs and suppliers. The manufacturer chose the accounting and financials, purchasing, shop floor, inventory, planning and scheduling, and maintenance tools for its initial launch.
The Baker Tilly team worked closely with Adronics managers to understand their procedures and how they would be translated into the Plex system. Using their deep understanding of the Plex system modules, ERP and the auto industry, the Baker Tilly team:
Adding to the complexity of the implementation, Adronics was the first manufacturer to implement the new Plex UX interface. The Baker Tilly team served as leaders in UX testing and provided Plex and Adronics with guidance on how to fine-tune the new interface and enhance the overall design and experience.
Once the initial implementation of Plex UX was completed across their global enterprise, Amphenol operations and executive leadership were able to view daily sales, daily shipping data, production numbers and operational performance from their own devices through the following enablers:
Today, about 50 percent of Adronics’ business now runs on Plex Manufacturing Cloud. The entire organization now has greater visibility into daily operations, and labor-intensive manual processes are now automated.
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We didn't have a real robust ERP before, so we needed that robust level of guidance and training. Baker Tilly really helped us get acclimated to what using a real ERP system would be like. There's no way we could've done it by ourselves without Baker Tilly's help.Renee Medina, Amphenol Accounting Manager and Project Leader