Business can be messy, and organizational structures change. Sometimes, they change rapidly and dramatically over a short period of time. With an adaptable and flexible ERP solution like Microsoft Dynamics AX, Stoneridge helped this corporation handle multiple organizational structure fluctuations with ease.
Silos are built for housing grain. But when it comes to information, they are the last thing you want housing your data. Stoneridge removed critical path information from silos and implemented a system-wide ERP solution that brought the company up to industry-standard efficiency levels.
Sophisticated, complex businesses tend to require sophisticated, complex financial and inventory tools. With an eye to simplifying incredibly complex, antiquated and disparate systems, so the company could focus on the business (and not the operations), Stoneridge designed and configured a solution that managed inventory and customized Bills of Materials and increased line of sight across distribution centers.
What good is a common platform investment if all of the solutions are on different versions? That’s the question this company asked, and then called Stoneridge. This company already ran a version of Dynamics NAV, they just requested an upgrade so they had better compatibility in their organization along with the rest of their Microsoft technology investment.
It’s a business tale as old as time. Two locations, two solutions, one big ball of confusion. In this situation, unreconciled ERP solutions caused inconsistent answers and tension between employees in different countries. For this company, Stoneridge implemented a seamless transition, taking the two disparate systems and merging them into one, cohesive solution for all.
A talented workforce can solve problems by finding well-meaning workaround solutions. That’s what happened with this company. Ingenious solutions attempted to bridge the gaps, but systems and processes were far from optimized. This was a complex rescue project, requiring deep, specialized expertise from the Stoneridge team. One of the goals was to leverage the most out of the standard features of the Dynamic AX solution and minimize customization.
If your employees aren't trained on your new solution they WILL make it up as they go. As brilliant as your team is, letting people find their own way can (and often will) lead to disastrous results. Stoneridge’s role in this project was to clean up duplicate and confusing information processes and to train the employees on the best way to use the solution.
The heart and soul of this company is an extensive, loyal and engaged dealer network. Systems, resources, and tools for their dealers had become disorganized, leading to lost sales, partner departures, frustration, and lower returns.