Solarsoft Drives 15% More Business for Lakeside Plastics

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Mid-sized Canadian plastic injection molder earns automotive industry recognition and a 15-percent increase in business when it integrates Solarsoft ERP software with Mattec MES manufacturing execution system.

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Solarsoft has enabled Lakeside Plastics to not only survive during the most difficult years of the automotive industry; it has provided the company with a competitive advantage that has allowed us to grow and expand.

Solarsoft Business Systems, a leading provider of enterprise software and IT services to manufacturers worldwide, announced today that the integration of Solarsoft’s ERP software and Mattec MES manufacturing execution system has helped Lakeside Plastics, a mid-sized Canadian plastic injection molder, earn automotive industry recognition and a 15 percent increase in business.

Faced with shipping errors, inventory accuracy issues and weak supply chain management, Lakeside implemented Solarsoft iVP to solve its issues and strengthen enterprise-wide control. Solarsoft iVP, an ERP system developed for discrete manufacturers in intensive supply chains, manages Lakeside’s financial operations, EDI, inventory, materials planning and order processing.

To add to Lakeside’s impressive results in automating the key points of its supply chain, such as improving its inventory accuracy, Lakeside implemented Solarsoft’s Mattec MES manufacturing execution system, which eliminates manual processes and provides real-time production monitoring and control. The system integrates with Solarsoft’s iVP ERP system to provide a clearer picture of operations on the shop floor and to enable more accurate planning and execution to meet customer demands.

“Solarsoft has enabled Lakeside Plastics to not only survive during the most difficult years of the automotive industry; it has provided the company with a competitive advantage that has allowed us to grow and expand,” says Glenn Coates, President of Lakeside Plastics. “We’re now even better positioned as a trusted supplier that is willing and able to adapt to meet the ever-evolving needs of the industry and the automakers.”

About Lakeside Plastics
An award-winning General Motors supplier, Lakeside Plastics is a manufacturer of injection molded thermoplastics for the automotive industry, including interior trim, air vents, door panel inserts, gear shift levers, door handles, and exterior trim parts. As a long term tier-one supplier for General Motors, Lakeside Plastics has provided key interior components for several GM models, including the Chevrolet Camaro and Traverse crossover. Lakeside Plastics operates out of three plants in Southwestern Ontario and employs approximately 300 people. For more information please visit http://www.lakesideplastics.com.

About Solarsoft Business Systems
Solarsoft provides modern enterprise software and IT services to manufacturers, distributors and wholesale businesses in North America, Europe and Asia. The company has grown organically and through acquisition since 1986 and has worldwide revenues of US$100 million. Solarsoft employs more than 400 professionals providing local support across 16 time zones. More than 2,000 companies rely on Solarsoft to bring clarity and efficiency to their daily operations. For more information please visit http://www.solarsoft.com.

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