Case Studies

ColumbusManufacturing ‘s client success stories provide a view into the power that is created when innovative companies partner with an award winning manufacuturing ERP software solution powerful enough to span their enterprise. We’ve helped all kinds of manufacturers and engineering companies achieve their goals and expand their business. Find out how you can apply what they’ve accomplished to your business.

Manufacturing Case Studies

Microsoft Dynamics AX and Columbus help multinational manufacturer centralize systems and bring economies of scale
Industry:
Manufacturing
Challenge:
Centralize all servers and combine back office functions such as service desk

Aliaxis is a multinational group of manufacturing companies with about 300 companies worldwide.   Aliaxis produces plastic products for fluid transport, supplying key market segments including: building, sanitary, industrial and utilities.

Manufacturing ERP solution implementation delivers for mail order company
Client:
BVG-Airflo
Industry:
Distribution
Challenge:
Replace XAL ERP system with a solution that could allow the company to grow

BVG-Airflo is one of the largest groups of independent specialist mail order companies,  providing complete mail order and backend solutions for its own and other manufacturer’s mail order and e-business operations in the UK.

Every four seconds there is a new order placed at BVG-Airflo.  A new storage facility had been added, effectively doubling the company’s storage capacity and a major acquisition had more than doubled the annual turnover. To manage all this growth, BVG-Airflo selected leading ERP solution, Microsoft Dynamics AX.

Microsoft Dynamics AX and Columbus team for scentsational implementation
Client:
CPL Aromas
Industry:
Manufacturing
Challenge:
Sought a progressive manufacturing ERP solution to manage global growth and deliver exceptional customer service

When an international Fragrance house, headquartered in the UK needed help with its implementation of Microsoft Dynamics AX, it turned to Columbus.

Hitachi increases sales with Columbus eCommerce solution
Client:
Hitachi Power Tools
Industry:
Manufacturing
Challenge:
Need to reduce the internal workload through increasing the amount of sales through the website.See more at:.dpuf

Hitachi Power Tools increases sales and reduces costs with new customer friendly eCommerce solution from Columbus.

Microsoft Dynamics AX helps public company Met-Pro aim for growth
Client:
Met-Pro Corporation
Industry:
Manufacturing
Challenge:
Met-Pro relied on multiple manual processes because their aging ERP application was unable to meet their needs.

“We want to take this company to $200, $300, $400 million a year in revenue, and to do that, we need a very good ERP solution. With Microsoft Dynamics AX, we have that.”

A global company turns to Microsoft Dynamics NAV to know what it’s customers want
Client:
Muller Martini
Industry:
Manufacturing
Challenge:
Needed upgrade to a fully integrated ERP System

Muller Martini required a flexible ERP system to accommodate customer needs. They found flexibility with Microsoft Dynamics ERP and a partner in Columbus.

Microsoft Dynamics AX keeps Progress Rail on track
Client:
Progress Rail
Industry:
Manufacturing
Challenge:
Overcoming growing pains and increasing operational efficiency

A solution was needed to fix growing pains and transform operational efficiency.  Progress Rail chose a fully integrated ERP system in Microsoft Dynamics AX to make significant efficiency gains across its business and Columbus for the implementation of ERP

Global manufacturer gains clear visibility across it's business with Microsoft Dynamics AX
Client:
Sevcon
Industry:
Manufacturing
Challenge:
Global manufacturer Sevcon needed to replace ageing and disparate IT systems running at its five international sites.

Global manufacturer, Sevcon, needed to replace ageing and disparate IT systems running at its five international sites, that were resulting in duplication of data and confusion.

Leading IEM Manufacturer manages growth with Microsoft Dynamics AX
Client:
Wheelabrator
Industry:
Manufacturing
Challenge:
Sought to centralize iglobal operations on a single enterprise resource that could standardize their IT infrastructure and streamline their processes.

Leading Industrial Equipment Manufacturer manages growth with flexible Microsoft Dynamics and ERP implementation with Columbus

Microsoft Dynamics AX increases output level 300%
Client:
Balfour Beatty
Industry:
Manufacturing
Challenge:
They needed a streamlined manufacturing software solution that would ease production planning and automate the purchasing process.

Balfour Beatty experienced a remarkable expanding process during recent years, because of that the company faced problems arising from inefficient business structures. Balfour Beatty needed a software system that would grow with them. They needed a streamlined manufacturing solution that would ease production planning and automate the purchasing process.

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Columbus helps discrete manufacturer's supply chain efficiency

Thor Labs logo"Global trade and custom regulations are constantly changing, if we don’t deal with these issues properly the first time it can have severe impacts on our supply chain efficiency. We have invested considerably in automation for this area but we are looking to Microsoft and their ISV partners like Columbus for future solutions.”

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