When the medical device division of CoorsTek set out to define and gain efficiency on the factory floor, they chose Cleveland based software developer FACTIVITY Inc. to be their MES partner. The company had ERP but was looking for improved operating metrics. Because of the sophistication of the medical device manufacturing process and the FDA regulation, it was imperative that a robust and feature rich factory floor software be part of the implementation decision.
The decision to choose FACTIVITY was three-fold: They were already familiar with the product and its reputation; secondly, it was easy to use and integrate; and lastly, FACTIVITY committed to a hyper-fast installation of six weeks or less. The normal timeframe would be 3-6 months for most installations.
FACTIVITY rose to the challenge. During the busy December holiday season, they were able to successfully install their product with little to no loss of production time. Helmut Oehring, Vice President, the person at CoorsTek in charge of all corporate wide information technology, recognized they were a mid-sized company without a large IT budget. "The FACTIVITY software solution offered understandable integration to our hosted ERP system and was easy for the shop floor operators to use.
Len Rontanini, ERP Implementation Manager, added that it was "phenomenal that it installed that fast. FACTIVITY experts were responsive and dedicated to getting the job done."
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