Details of case study

Reducing estimating and manufacturing lead times by one of our clients, Kawneer.

Client

Kawneer, an Arconic Company, is the leading manufacturer of architectural systems and products in North America with growing presence in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Project description

Kawneer wanted to implement one integrated platform for dealers and manufacturing worldwide. They also wanted to consolidate functionally specific internal manufacturing configurators (curtainwall, storefront, take off, windows, doors) and replace them with one configurator.

Solution

Kawneer implemented Soft Tech’s V6 Manufacturing solution. It was enhanced to provide all the functionality in ABP’s internal solutions. V6 dealer was deployed to integrate ABP’s dealers with ABP’s manufacturing resulting in significant savings.

Results

Since 1997, Soft Tech V6 has been helping Kawneer produce fast and accurate engineered bill of materials and fabrication reports required for manufacturing the finished product.

With the conversion of the estimating process to V6, Kawneer have made significant reductions in queue times by empowering one person with one tool to take a project from inception to manufacturing.

“We can also build the take-off from the original estimate, saving the time of starting from scratch. This has allowed us to do more work with the same resources, whilst reducing estimating and manufacturing lead times.” Paul Marshall, Kawneer USA

For more information about Kawneer visit their website.