ERP Case Study

Gill Industries

Location Grand Rapids, Michigan USA
Plex Manufacturing Cloud Case Study - Gill Industries
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Gill Industries Case Study by Plex Manufacturing Cloud ERP

About The Company

Gill Industries is a world-class supplier of advanced mechanisms and welded assemblies

The Situation

  • Relied on QuickBooks and spreadsheets to manage the business and production so information was dispersed or out of date. 
  • Acquired a company and needed to standardize on a single ERP with the ability to centralize operational data. 
  • New executive leadership wanted performance metrics across the entire company for all eight facilities. 
  • Legacy ERP system required heavy IT resources and maintenance/upgrades with limited IT staff. 

The Solution

  • Standardized all 8 facilities in U.S., Mexico, and Ireland on the Plex Manufacturing Cloud as its single source of the truth. 
  • Streamlined over 600 differences in Plex settings down to 30 after first phase of standardization initiative. 
  • Reallocated IT staff to more value-added business activities instead of maintaining system and servers. 
  • Records production and quality checks in real-time, enabling Gill industries to maintain high quality standards. 

Results & Benefits

What made the Plex Manufacturing Cloud an attractive ERP system for Gill Industries to standardize on was the fact that it didn’t require a lot of IT heavy lifting to maintain. 

Plex’s cloud-based infrastructure has definitely alleviated the pressure on my team,” said Edler. 

His team can now focus on more important long-term projects rather than on keeping servers up and running. Edler also thinks Plex offers an easier experience for users. 

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