Creative Cabinet & ETO Mes Software System

By: Thomas Cutler

To support continued growth, Creative Cabinet Systems Inc., an Arcanum, Ohio-based manufacturer of custom store fixtures, casework, and architectural millwork, is implementing a new manufacturing, execution, and planning technology. The new system, by Trakware Systems, is an integrated project management solution combining estimating, scheduling, labor tracking, bill of materials, and inventory management.

"The company selected Trakware Systems primarily because it is designed to suit the nature of our business, and the application gives us excellent control over our data for labor, material, and product tracking...we believe this system will help us deliver the high level of service expected from a custom supplier and increase our competitiveness," said CEO, Dan Riegle.

The Trakware solution provides Creative Cabinets with real-time, shop-floor level data; there is an additional degree of detail that facilitates significant productivity improvements.

Key features of the Trakware application include the ability to:

&bull Track information through functional areas, such as estimating, engineering, installation across the entire shopfloor or by profit centers
&bull Access status information on jobs in real-time
&bull Analyze profit/loss per job, person, and machine
&bull Build and manage full product catalog within the system
&bull Collect real-time job shop tracking data including materials and labor
&bull Generate real-time comparisons between budgeted estimates and actuals
&bull Apply overhead to all labor
&bull Analyze labor efficiency
&bull Access detailed information on inventory, including on-hand, on-order, allocated, and issued
&bull View all payables or receivables in a single screen

"We are excited about moving forward with Trakware on this implementation; I am sure the combined strengths will have a positive impact across our entire enterprise," noted Frederick.

Trakware Systems has been providing integration since 1995 and is a highly configurable, enterprise-wide business solution designed for the requirements of engineer-to-order manufacturing companies worldwide. Trakware combines ERP, MRP, and MES systems from estimation through to final installation in the field. Trakware leverages innovative technologies like XML and GPS-enabled mobile phone or smart phone.

Founded in 1968, Creative Cabinet Systems Inc. provides showcases, back islands, loose fixtures, perimeters, architectural millwork, and casework for department and specialty stores and other commercial facilities.

Trakware Systems is the worldwide leader in manufacturing execution system (MES) solutions for engineer-to-order (ETO) and project-based manufacturers maximizing both profitability and productivity. Trakware specializes in lean business-critical functions such as estimating, advanced scheduling, job costing, production management and labor as well as material shop floor data collection. TRAKware software fully integrates with existing ERP systems, as well as major software providers for financials, engineering design, optimization, payroll and wireless interaction for mobile workers. Trakware recognizes ETO manufacturing as a process and includes a wide range of industry sectors including Architectural Woodworking, Cabinets, Store Fixtures, Doors and Windows, Furniture, Oil and Gas Fabrication, Solid Surface, Metal Fabrication, Yacht-building, and Custom Electronics.

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