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Darmex, a chemical products manufacturer, has reportedly realised significant improvements in productivity, scheduling and quality control since its implementation of Infor ERP Visual.
In cooperation with the companys application of Theory of Constraints in their two locations in Argentina, Darmex has established a means to identify and avoid bottlenecks in production, helping them reduce manufacturing costs per unit and increase capacity without adding inventory. These productivity gains have contributed to an overall growth rate of approximately 25 per cent for the company. The solution was sold and serviced by Infor channel partner VK Sur.
The Theory of Constraints (TOC) is a philosophy of management and improvement that is geared to help organisations continually achieve their goal by overcoming any existing constraints. The TOC process helps Darmex identify constraints and restructure accordingly. Additionally, Darmex has been able to enhance the final quality of its chemical materials, which are then used to manufacture rubber materials for automotive tires. Product quality is a vital part of Darmexs operations, as they export 90 per cent of their products to over thirty countries. This means that Darmex must meet a wide variety of international quality standards, such as ISO 9001:2000.
Infor ERP Visual has provided us with many benefits, such as increased productivity, improved plant scheduling, tight coordination between manufacturing and purchasing and comprehensive information for better decision-making, states Carlos Forti, financial director, Darmex. Infor offered us the right solution for our specific needs in order to provide higher quality products worldwide to customers such as Goodyear, Firestone, Pirelli, and Continental, among others.
Darmex has operations worldwide in Europe, South and North America and with distributors and channel partners in the rest of the world. Infor ERP Visual allows the company and its business partners to access the information they need via the Internet anywhere at anytime. Companies such as Darmex that export 90 per cent of their products have to comply with very strict standards and be extremely competitive and efficient. Infor ERP Visual helps them to enhance all their processes to face challenges in todays market, states Robert Faricy, senior vice president, Latin America, Infor.
Darmex was established in 1971 and since then has been consistently manufacturing high quality chemical products, gaining a reputation as a reliable international supplier of Process Aides for various industries. Darmex provides the rubber industry with chemical products for auxiliary processes and bladders. .
About VK Sur
VKSur, an infor channel partner is a Group of companies specialized in consulting services and solutions for the manufacturing and distribution industry. VKSur covers the whole Latin American region with activities in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Per and Venezuela.
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