Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA (PRWEB) April 6, 2010 — Strategic Information Group (Strategic), a full service provider of enterprise technology, quality and regulatory management solutions, announced today that aerospace hardware distributor Aerospace Fasteners, Inc. (AF), headquartered in Palestine, TX, has successfully gone live, on time and on budget, with QAD Enterprise Applications 2009 Standard Edition (QAD 2009 SE) using QAD On Demand Solutions — QAD’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering — on the .Net UI 2.8.1 platform. AF has also implemented QAD Compliance to enhance lot master tracking capabilities, and QAD Supply Chain Planning to manage distribution requirements planning for remote locations across the United States.
AF serves small, medium and enterprise customers in the aerospace manufacturing industry, both domestically and internationally. The company provides Vendor-Managed Inventory (VMI) programs to meet a wide range of client inventory management needs — from bin-stocking and KANBAN programs, to online ordering and traditional LTA agreements.
AF selected QAD On Demand to help the company sustain growth and meet increasing customer demand effectively and efficiently, while maintaining a lean IT infrastructure. With the Supply Chain and Compliance modules the company will enhance forecasting, planning and replenishment at remote customer VMI locations to better meet its customers’ diverse inventory management needs and comply with customer audit requirements.
Working with Strategic, AF completed its ERP on-demand implementation in just 3 months — including conversion of 54,000 part numbers, more than 6000 cross-reference numbers, and 70,000 detail inventory lot number records — with an internal project team of two people.
“QAD On Demand offers AF a stable enterprise SaaS solution that will easily scale with our growth and changing business needs, while allowing us to keep our IT costs to a minimum,” said AF Vice-President Jason Elfarr. “In addition to improving our planning and forecasting, the supply chain and compliance capabilities will allow AF to meet customers’ stringent audit requirements — we easily passed our recent audit with Eaton.”
“Manufacturers across all industries are increasingly pressured to comply with both customer-related and government mandated standards — our unique expertise in dealing with compliance and validation issues ensure that our customers have the technology they need to meet exacting requirements,” said Doug Novak, President and CEO of Strategic.
Strategic provides consulting services and specialized software validation products in support of QAD applications to companies looking to better leverage their ERP investment.
“Strategic kept our implementation on track all the way, taking us live very quickly, while automating many time consuming processes,” said Elfarr.
“With QAD On Demand and related services and solutions from Strategic, companies like AF can reduce total cost of ownership and dramatically simplify managing enterprise applications,” said Novak.
“Strategic has helped AF put a flexible, cost-effective ERP solution in place that will grow with the company and enable us to maintain the superior customer service that has defined our company for over 25 years,” said Elfarr.
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, and QMS. 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.