Software Helps TriStar Strengthen Position With Saint-Gobain
TriStar Plastics Corp. recently signed an exclusive distribution
agreement with Saint-Gobain Performance
Plastics Corporation. TriStar becomes the exclusive master
distributor for the Saint-Gobain Rulon® bearing line in
Canada and the entire U.S., with the exception of North and
South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Nebraska and Iowa.
According to TriStar CEO Richard Cedrone, the exclusive
accord was earned on past performance, as well as several
other factors, including the establishment of a new
TriStar sales and distribution office in Elk Grove Village,
Illinois. The office had to be set-up quickly but Cedrone
was confident because he knew his SYSPRO software was
highly scalable and that it would enable him to easily add
new users in less than one day. Also, he felt the userfriendliness
of the software would enable new hires to
become proficient very quickly.
TriStar had been using a “home grown” computer system
to handle inventory tracking as well as accounting, manufacturing
and distribution. They also made yield calculations
from full plastic sheets manually and more often than not
never returned scraps to inventory.
In late 1999, it was apparent that their software system
had become inefficient and inadequate. It could no longer
handle a growing and increasingly complex operation that
involves a fabrication facility, composite bearing manufacturing,
inventory tracking, yield calculations and the return
of remnants to stock. TriStar retained a consultant to investigate
and recommend a more suitable ERP software solution.
SYSPRO ERP software was one of the recommendations
and was ultimately TriStar’s choice. While TriStar
began to see immediate returns from the new SYSPRO
software, it did not solve the company’s problem with its
cut-shape operation. SYSPRO answered that need with
their Material Yield System module which now enables
TriStar to maximize productivity, minimize waste and
return remnants to stock.
“Our return on investment on SYSPRO software is phenomenal,
Cedrone said. “We’re handling 30% more business
with the same number of people. And, there’s every
reason to believe that we can handle new business with
the same high levels of efficiency, thanks to the integrated
and scalable nature of our SYSPRO solution.”
For more information, contact Stan Goodrich,
SYSPRO, 959 South Coast Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626,
714-437-1000, Fax: 714-437-1407, E-mail: stanley.
firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: www.syspro.com.