DeLeers Millwork Selects the TRAKware Platform to Standardize Technology and Integrate Business Processes

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Green Bay, Wisconsin-Based Manufacturer Looks For Proven Engineer-To-Order Capability For Rapid Delivery Of Product And Fully Leverage All Previous Labor Metrics And Bill Of Material Objects To Greatly Enhance Productivity And Profit.

Trakware Systems Inc., a leading provider of enterprise business software solutions to custom manufacturers, today announced that DeLeers, a larger manufacturing company in Green Bay, will implement the TRAKware solution to streamline and strengthen its entire chain of operations. TRAKware will be deployed across the divisions of the company streamlining core business verticals including financials, inventory and production management. Real-time information integration from the shop floor - to the top floor - to the DeLeers' customer floor, will enable continuous visibility and control over all dimension of daily operations, and facilitate timely and critical decision making.

"In order for any custom manufacturing organization to function at peak efficiency and also serve its customer, an effective and proven solution must be in place. TRAKware was selected as the solution to the post-recession and multi-business challenges facing DeLeers today, and to provide us with what we believe is the very best path to our future. We've gone with industry-leading performance, scalability, and investment protection so we can sustain our competitive advantage first established by my grandfather, Jake DeLeers, in 1945," stated Tom DeLeers, Vice President.

During times of recession, companies tend to focus less on operating margins and more on cash retention. However, margins are thin and it is critical to generate accurate estimates before any work begins. A vital element of this is the use of real-time accurate cash flow forecast and management. Job costing is fundamental to managerial accounting in custom environments where direct material and direct labor must always be tracked at their actual values.

DeLeers expects to gain a number of business management benefits from integrating all manufacturing data into TRAKware and automating processes, including the following:

  • Communication and coordination - DeLeers currently use various programs to achieve the needs of the company, that do not communicate well with the other systems, causing us to have to double enter or manually create reports thus reducing efficiency. TRAKware helps to meet increasing customer expectations while managing costs and processes, as key benefit in the ability to coordinate activities between the contributors to the manufacturing process including engineering, inventory, production and delivery. Increased communication and coordination between employees leads to higher-quality products and improved efficiency, and an ability to make decisions with greater confidence and reduce / eliminate delays.
  • BOM (bill of materials) and purchasing - The current systems make it very difficult to extract information and create key reports, and is largely "people"dependent. Trakware allows DeLeers to become more automated, and also less tedious and time consuming staff tasks. The expected result is improved turnaround, reduced risk for the business and reduced stress on staff.
  • Staff development - One of the most difficult challenges today's manufacturer faces is finding employees that fit within a proven successful culture. The human factor becomes one of the most important issues that the north American manufacturer faces on a daily basis. Recruiting and retaining employees is a difficult challenge for all businesses because each are unique. TRAKware will facilitate training, education (best practice) collaboration and growth for the future.

Norman Fink, VP Sales at Trakware also emphasized, "It was very important to DeLeers that they be able to leverage all of the time and effort they have invested in their Sage Timberline Accounting solution. We've put a lot of focus over the years to ensure that we remain financial solution agnostic, as every CFO/VP Finance/ Controller has a strong preference, and we do not want to force our customers to embark on a major project to fully implement a new accounting system - even before our manufacturing execution implementation can begin. Further, our unique and innovative capacity management and planning module was perfect for the current economic environment facing DeLeers. Our Horizon module uses existing TRAKware information to allow executives to set expectations and make predictions in real-time. Where large-scale dynamic resourcing is not a requirement, our advanced scheduling module provides the most benefit."

About DeLeers

DeLeers Millwork Inc. is an architectural millwork company specializing in the design, production, and installation of fine cabinetry, millwork and store fixtures. For architects, designers and contractors alike, DeLeers Millwork is a name synonymous with fine quality craftsmanship. AWI Premium and FSC Chain of Custody Certified, DeLeers is located in Green Bay, WI and services the Continental USA.

About Trakware Systems

Celebrating our 15th year in 2010, Trakware Systems specializes in business management solutions for custom manufacturing and fabrication environments and helps these companies work much more effectively, efficiently and profitably. TRAKware software empowers business-critical functions for the custom manufacturer such as estimating, advanced scheduling, job costing, production management, inventory, capacity management and planning, reporting, shop floor-to-field installation labor/material data collection. TRAKware integrates with existing ERP and MRP systems, and leading software providers for financial accounting such as Intuit QuickBooks, Sage (Accpac, BusinessWorks, MAS, Peachtree, Simply Accounting, Timberline), JD Edwards, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Oracle Financials, engineering design, optimization (Stiles CutRite, 2020 Cutplanner, Ardis) , payroll (ADP, Ceridian, Abra) and wireless. TRAKware's innovative and proven parametric configuration engine is critical to the business success of the custom manufacturer, with key benefits to engineering, estimating and manufacturing. The advanced data exchange interface enables import/export of text files to spreadsheets as well as ODBC compliant databases, and comprehensive XML open standard capability. TRAKware has integrated with market leading SAP Crystal Reports. TRAKware benefits the custom manufacturing environment, and thus a wide range of sectors including Store Fixtures, Architectural Woodworking, Cabinets, Casegoods, Doors & Windows, Furniture, Oil And Gas Fabrication, Solid Surface, Metal, Yachts, Plastic Injection Molding and Electronics. Arrange a demo today!


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Trakware Systems Inc.
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