Make-to-order manufacturer Franken Apparatebau consolidates its competitive position by increasing the planning reliability of its orders in the face of increasing complexity.
The core competencies of Franken Apparatebau lie in the design, production and assembly of containers and pipelines. These are supplemented by a range of different value-added services that customers of this make-to-order manufacturer outsource to their suppliers. To meet the increasing requirements associated with this, the SME from Oberhausen, Germany, needs to continually improve its process efficiency. Franken first introduced an integrated control and planning system back in 1997. However, since the originally selected software had become increasingly difficult to manage over the years, the apparatus engineering company switched over to a solution designed exclusively for the needs of make-to-order and assemble-to-order manufacturing in 2009.
“Only an integrated order management system such as ams can provide us with the commercial transparency we need to steer our company through a market environment that is becoming significantly more complex,” explains Managing Partner Wilhelm Franken …
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