auto manufacturing
Case Study

Tier 1 automotive supplier achieves integrated reporting with Plex

auto manufacturing
Case Study

Tier 1 automotive supplier achieves integrated reporting with Plex

Client background

A worldwide leader in the design, engineering and manufacture of driveline, drivetrain and chassis systems and components for trucks, sport utility vehicles, passenger cars and crossover vehicles. The company is a multi-billion dollar, Tier I supplier to the automotive industry.

The business challenge

The client, a $680M business unit representing the largest automotive forging enterprise in the world, required a leading, scalable, cloud-based ERP system to support their business operating requirements. Essential needs included heat management, yield optimization, inventory management, quality, traceability, SOX-compliant security and shop floor controls.

Strategy and solution

The client selected the Plex Smart Manufacturing Platform to replace their legacy ERP system. Baker Tilly lead the design and implementation of a common model across five locations, and integrated the solution into their overarching shared services architecture to support consolidated financials, corporate cash management, central accounts receivable, accounts payable and purchasing functions.

The implementation of a common model across the enterprise, along with the integration of shared financial services allowed the client to achieve the following business results:

  • Significant inventory savings through tighter controls, and improved visibility and planning
  • More consistent product quality with embedded controls throughout the manufacturing process
  • Material yield optimization through deployment of Baker Tilly’s Material Performance Management functionality
  • Performance management reporting across the division’s manufacturing locations
  • Broad availability of information for enterprise-level reporting
  • Reduction in manual processes through process optimization and automation
  • SOX security compliance, including segregation of duties across users
  • Strict purchasing controls across the enterprise and improved supplier management
  • Central cash management and financial controls

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