Fortis Plastics a leading plastics manufacturer and supplier to GE, Whirlpool and CAT chooses Strategic Information Group for rapid QAD ERP implementation.

Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA (PRWEB) August 6, 2009 — Strategic Information Group (Strategic), a full service provider of enterprise technology, quality and regulatory management solutions, announces that Fortis Plastics, LLC, a diversified custom molding supplier for the appliance, furniture, building products, industrial, automotive and medical device industries, has gone live on QAD’s Enterprise Applications in six of the company’s eight plants in the United States. The full systems implementation lasted five months and was on time and budget.

Fortis Plastics is a leading plastics manufacturer specializing in molding, compounding, and tooling, they are committed to operational excellence with an agile business model that reacts quickly to market trends. After recent mergers and acquisitions created a network of six disparate sites to stay true to these company goals a decision was made to implement QAD’s Enterprise Applications at six key facilities to provide complete integration and visibility to all the newly acquired company locations.

We wanted an alliance with a consulting partner that shared and demonstrated our company values and standards of excellence. said Jack Nestell, Vice President of Information Technology at Fortis. Strategic was integral to our highly successful QAD project. With their level of ERP expertise, subject matter gurus, and operational proficiency, Fortis was able to leverage the experience and philosophy of Strategic in accomplishing an extremely rapid roll out by any standards, subsequently we expect our ROI to be significant.

Many benefits were derived from the rapid QAD ERP implementation including establishing companywide standardization, streamlining procurement and improving scheduling accuracy. Having a fully integrated and easy-to-use system has improved visibility enterprise wide and reporting now takes minutes instead of days to compile and deliver. The decision to implement QAD complements Fortis’ ongoing lean manufacturing initiatives.

With any successful implementation, it is critical to focus on business value and to ensure IT is aligned with overall strategic business goals, commented John Graham, Director of Consulting Services at Strategic. The Fortis Plastics team executed against an integration model and plan that maximized their efficiencies, reduced risk, and minimized costs by focusing only on what was truly value add. It was a pleasure working with a company that understands the priorities of their business so well.


About Fortis Plastics, LLC
A Monomoy Capital Partners portfolio company, Fortis Plastics, LLC was formed in 2008 and is based on South Bend, IN and Henderson, KY. Fortis is a diversified custom molding supplier for the appliance, furniture, building products and medical device industries with facilities in South Bend and Elkhart, Indiana; Ft. Smith, Arkansas; Henderson, Kentucky; Jackson, Tennessee; Carlyle, Illinois; Popular Bluff, Missouri; Booneville, Mississippi; Brownsville, Texas; and Ramos Arizpe, Mexico. For more information visit

About Strategic Information Group
Strategic helps companies achieve their corporate goals with the application of enterprise technology. We specialize in providing proven solutions for a full range of enterprise applications including ERP, CRM, Regulatory Management and Corporate Performance. Strategic works with start-ups, multinationals and market leaders to implement their systems on time and on budget, helping them maximize the value of their enterprise technology.