VAI implements manufacturing and distribution solution for large equipment supplier

VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.), a leader in enterprise solutions for the distribution, manufacturing, retail and service industries, and an IBM Premier Business Partner, has announced the successful implementation of its S2K Enterprise for Manufacturing and S2K Enterprise for Distribution software for NAFECO.

The Decatur, Alabama-based company sells firefighting equipment, EMS equipment, public safety supplies, uniforms, protective apparel, firefighter gifts and police gifts. NAFECO has the largest outside sales force and the largest in-stock inventory of firefighting equipment in North America, which it distributes from six warehouse facilities throughout the Southeast.

With this new software, NAFECO now has the means to coordinate operations for the six warehouse locations onto a single, fully integrated system, with real-time data visibility. Notably, VAIs S2K Enterprise for Manufacturing helps NAFECO to minimise costs and maximise profitability in a modern, easy-to-use, cost-effective materials requirement planning (MRP) solution that delivers a real return on investment (ROI). Additionally, S2K Enterprise for Distribution is a comprehensive software suite that provides companies with the power to simplify business operations, manage the supply chain, reduce costs and improve customer service.

After a comprehensive search for enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, NAFECO selected VAI, as described by Jeremy Bowling, Systems Administrator, NAFECO, We were looking for a comprehensive distribution solution to integrate NAFECOs distribution centers, but also required software to address the companys light manufacturing. VAI emerged as the best fit after a nearly two-year search process. The S2K solutions are equipped with numerous add-on modules that are easily customisable to meet our evolving needs. Additionally, the competitively priced solutions did not exceed our budget limitations.

Mike Morano, Project Director, VAI, noted, After an analysis of the companys requirements, VAI recommended our S2K Enterprise for Manufacturing and Distribution modules to streamline operations, improve customer service capabilities and provide a birds eye view of all important company data. In todays challenging economic climate, companies need products and services that yield a high ROI, and with VAIs solution set, we are confident that NAFECO will quickly reap the rewards.



NAFECO was founded by Jerrell Oaks in 1968 and continues to be a family owned and operated business. NAFECO primarily began as a service type business to facilitate local companies with fire extinguisher maintenance. Through the years, it has grown into a full line distributor of Fire, Police, and EMS equipment and apparel.

NAFECO is headquartered in Decatur, Alabama with seven regional offices located in the Southeast. Known for their customer service, they take great pride in serving those who put their lives in danger everyday.

About VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.)

VAI is an award-winning software developer and an IBM Premier Business Partner. Designed for the mid-range market, S2K Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Software Suite is used by a wide variety of mid-sized companies worldwide, with a number of clients in the manufacturing, distribution, retail, metals, food and related service industries. Advanced applications such as Warehouse Management Systems, EDI, CRM and e-Business provide companies the power to leverage their information technology investment. VAI is headquartered in Ronkonkoma, New York, with branch offices in Miami, Orlando, Chicago and Oroville, California.  

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