Gehring Goes Live with Encompix ERP Software in Just Six Months

By: Thomas Cutler

Established in 1976, Gehring L.P. launched its North Americanoperations in Farmington Hills, Michigan.

The 50,000 square foot facility provides a full service machinetool operation, engineering and assembly of custom precisionhoning machines, comprehensive research and developmentservices, contract honing services, tooling re-work services, ahighly skilled team of service technicians, spare parts andin-house manufacturing of super-abrasives by another GehringGroup member, Diato L.P.

After a six-month implementation Gehring L.P. went live onEncompix, the nation's leading ETO (Engineer-to-Order) ERPsystem. The implementation or champion team was comprised ofeight representatives from each department, including bothend-users and managers. As with most successful implementations,the president was heavily involved and committed to theproject's success.

Adrian Mitrea was the project manager for the Encompiximplementation. According to Mitrea, "We are seeing astreamlining of our processes with better communication betweendepartments. Our people can see the whole process and not justtheir piece. They now understand the effect their work has ondownstream operations, and we now have the discipline to makethings happen the right way. This is a direct result of having asingle, integrated system."

According to TR Cutler, spokesperson for the ETO Institute(www.etoinstitute.org), "This Gehring implementation isindicative of the type of efficiency process many ETOmanufacturers are completing to stay competitive in a globaleconomy."

Encompix (www.encompix.com) has filled the manufacturingsoftware requirements of Engineer-to-Order companies since 1992.The company name reflects the commitment to developing businessapplication solutions that encompass the complex areas ofproject-based and job-based manufacturing. Encompix provides ETOmanufacturers with a competitive advantage by improving bottomline results.

Encompix www.encompix.com Roger Meloy 513-733-0066

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