EDI = Money in the Bank for Major Display Manufacturer
Category:Case Study Vertical: Technology
The Marco Company's current Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) for Macola system was antiquated, bogged down, and went from being a bottleneck, to a critical cash flow nightmare. Established in 1984, The Marco Company is a family-owned business that specializes in providing merchandising solutions for the retail industry including a variety of fixtures, display carts, trays, baskets, backroom organizers and refrigerators. It also provides replacement parts, wine, spirits, pallets and case fronts for grocery and retail store departments. The company operates more than 800,000-square-foot manufacturing and warehousing facilities and employs over 600 personnel in Fort Worth, Texas.
Their 13 year old Gentran system was not able to handle the increase in transaction volume
"Band-aids" and patches throughout the years hit capacity, and when the system stopped working, accounts receivables backed up into the millions
Manual processes needed to be automated to save time, money, and reduce errors
Problems solved with Data Masons EDI:
Expedited implementation when cash flow came to a halt allowed accounts receivables to be processed in just days
Automated processes eliminated need for manual data entry
Elimination of ERP customizations to accommodate EDI requirements
Received a $2.5 Million deposit on the first transaction with Data Masons EDI
Scalability to support increasing transaction volume
All supply chain processes now automated
Ability to automate even more processes as Marco continues to expand
Since 1996, Data Masons Software has specialized in simplifying EDI by providing tight integration and compliance management services. Data Masons EDI Made Simple™ approach offers advanced turnkey EDI solutions for ERP products such as Microsoft Dynamics and Macola.