Wilson Electronics had a dual challenge of managing inventory levels and complex bills of material with components that phase in and phase out of production. Most of their components have long lead times adding uncertainty to the planning process.
We did a rapid implementation and within 2 weeks had a working system integrated with their ERP system, so they could begin learning the system and fine tune the data requirements. The implementation started with Demand Planning then moved on to Supply Planning and Scheduling.
About Wilson Electronics
Wilson Electronics is the country’s leading manufacturer of cellular signal booster technology. Their founder, serial entrepreneur Jim Wilson, started the company in 1999 in St. George, Utah, and ever since they have been keeping people connected with stronger cell signal at home, in the workplace, in commercial settings, and on the go.
For more information about the company or its product brands: WilsonPro®, weboost® and zBoost® , visit https://www.wilsonelectronics.com/ .
The heuristics driven supply planning has been extremely helpful in both inventory and labor planning. It has helped level out our peak months by building ahead which in turn has benefitted our internal production and our suppliers. The supply plan also allows us to better control our direct labor which is having a positive impact on our P&L.
Jonathan Field, COO