The improvements from these projects allowed EMS to continue to grow sales and profitability
Arkansas Manufacturing Solutions, part of the MEP National Network™, partnered with EMS for a two-phase approach to address the issues EMS faced in managing their growing production levels and creating a materials management infrastructure to manage that growth.
First, Manufacturing Solutions helped EMS complete a Technology Transfer Assistance Grant (TTAG) to use Manufacturing Advisors of Fayetteville, AR, to research and develop a plan for an advanced inventory management system clearly establishing the system requirements. Next, EMS applied for another TTAG for an ERP modification to significantly increase production capacity and reduce the back-order time. Manufacturing Solutions and Pragmatic Consulting of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, helped EMS implement a major modernization upgrade to their existing ERP system adding digital tracking which eliminated most manual data entry, improved the inventory accuracy, and reduce errors and the time required for receiving and routing materials to the production area.