|“«[…] with Agni Link, we are successfully pushing BoMs into Microsoft Dynamics. This is a game changer for us because prior to this all BoM data was entered manually with occasional error and very time consuming.”
|Issue:||Manual entry of data resulting in errors costing significant amounts of money, along with fair amount of man hours to input this data. Led to a difficult to shake culture of manual processes instead of automation.|
|Technologies used:||Engineering: Autodesk Vault, AutoCAD Mechanical, Autodesk Inventor
ERP: Microsoft Dynamics NAV
Western Trailers is a manufacturing company located in Boise, Idaho. The company started in 1958 and made its entry in the trailer manufacturing industry in the late 1960’s. They now build high quality, custom built-to-order trailers that are some of the strongest and lighest in the industry. Today, they have over 450 employees who share the vision developed by a group of managers and supervisors : ”To be the preeminent trailer industry leader, by listening to our customers’ needs, continuously delivering quality and innovative transportation solutions, and utilizing our people, core values, and technology to build, supply, and serice the best products on the road.” The key to their success is in the quality of their employees and their willingness to go the extra mile in order to provide the highest level of detail in their work.
Agni Link has been chosen to solve Western Trailers’ ever lasting problem. It has now been rolled out since 2017, and they couldn’t be more satisfied. With the proper implementation, Western Trailers was able to see significant changes in several aspects of the engineering department and thus, in a very short amount of time.
The system implementation brought the following benefits:
In an increasingly competitive, global environment, Agni Link helped Western Trailers obtain a definite edge through dramatic cost reductions, by taking the fat off the creation and maintenance of BOM data, while greatly reducing costly errors on the factory floor. What’s more: Agni Link’s benefits spans across the entire company, including: