HellermannTyton, supplier of cable management fixing and fastening components, has selected TXTMake from the global supply chain management vendor TXT e-solutions in order to heighten production efficiency in its supply network.
HellermannTytons move to a Make to Order business model and the 6 million expansion to its Manchester facility required its SCM solution of choice to meet the demands of 24/7 manufacturing whilst managing a production catalogue of over 4600 stock keeping units (SKUs).
HellermannTyton, the need for a smooth transition from one business model to the other, whilst striking a balance between order management and production planning, was vital. TXTMakes integrated platform and operations planning & scheduling component allows resources to be utilised as efficiently as possible and inventory levels and cycle times to reduce; thus improving the companys agility.
The shift from production operations satisfying external customers to now focusing on internal customers is expected to increase service levels throughout the supply chain. The Manchester production facility will become a high-volume streamlined operation supplying the HellermannTyton international distribution network. This will allow the operation to focus on its core competencies of production and new product innovation while the companys distribution network will be able to concentrate on meeting end user demand.
With such a large expansion to our Manchester plant and the challenges that changing our business model brings, it was vital to have on board a partner who could offer us a supply chain management solution that would bring real, quantifiable results, and fast, said Bob Harris, site director at HellermannTyton in Manchester. TXT e-solutions were extremely knowledgeable in our field, and understood our issues well. TXTMake will allow us to have very transparent ordering and planning while giving us a much better level of service to our customers.
TXT e-solutions at a glance
TXT e-solutions SpA is an international Strategic Enterprise Solutions provider in the industrial and media sectors. Its principal business areas are Demand & Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Multichannel Content Management, with products and solutions realised by TXT Polymedia (100 per cent subsidiary). The company is listed on the Star segment of the Italian Stock Exchange. TXT has approximately 560 employees and has headquarters in Milan, with offices throughout Italy, Paris, Lyon, Barcelona, Chemnitz (Dresden), Halle (Leipzig), Haarlem, London and New York.