QAD Inc., provider of enterprise software and services for global manufacturers, has announced that Wielton, a manufacturer of semi-trailers and trailers in Poland and a major European supplier, has implemented QAD's Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) solution to streamline and optimise its plant and equipment maintenance and repair management process.
Wielton has a strong reputation for advanced production technologies and is well-known for producing quality products. To maintain its competitive edge, the company focused on ensuring its plant and equipment was effectively maintained to support operations.
Wielton chose to implement QAD's Asset Enterprise Management solution to synchronise repair and maintenance with production, and integrate procurement of its spare parts with its existing QAD Enterprise Applications financial suite.
"The implementation project went smoothly and QAD EAM is a seamless part of QAD Enterprise Applications," stated Maciej Glowacz, head of IT at Wielton. "Thanks to the power and simplicity of the user interface, we were able to improve our processes and complete maintenance tasks quickly and efficiently."
QAD EAM allows users to manage maintenance, control the stock levels of spare parts and tools, as well as plan projects. This enables Wielton's machinery resources to be available as required. Wielton now can maximise the uptime of its plant and equipment, while accurately controlling costs and moving rapidly to respond to breakdowns, as needed.
"With QAD EAM, failure notifications are submitted directly by the production department, minimizing the time required to eliminate failures and making more efficient use of our devices such as assigning costs to a given machine or device. As a result, we have better visibility to know if we should continue investing in repairs or simply replace a device," adds Glowacz.
"With QAD EAM as part of QAD Enterprise Applications, QAD can deliver on its promise to improve the clarity of Wielton's planning and maintenance repair," explained Jozef Nikoderm, project implementation consultant for QAD."