Company Name:Conformance Fasteners
Industry:Automotive, Medical, Aerospace Industrial Fasteners
Location:Portage, MI
# Locations:1
Website:conformancefasteners.com
Software Systems:QuickBooks and MISys Manufacturing

Fastener Manufacturer Says, "We Couldn't Live Without MISys"

Conformance Fasteners in Portage, MI chooses MISys Manufacturing Add-on for QuickBooks

Conformance Fasteners supplies Tier 1 suppliers, primarily in automotive industry.  The company sources, contracts finishing applications (heat treatments, plating) and inspects a high volume (hundreds of millions per year) of metal parts.  Their value proposition is supplying a high volume of fasteners with zero defects.

Challenge

The company was using a legacy system to manage inventory and there were a number of problems with their current process.

  • Manual communication between manufacturing and accounting systems
  • Unstable older hardware
  • Cumbersome excel spreadsheets
  • Problematic & lengthy data entry sessions, duplicate data
  • Inventory was not accurate and could not be trusted
  • POs were taking far too long to create/process

Solution

Adding MISys combined with QuickBooks gave Conformance Fasteners exactly the stable and structured application they were looking for - one that substantially reduced the amount of time spent managing and forecasting inventory. MISys brought accuracy and allowed Conformance Fasteners to manage their business with confidence.

Results

  • Physical inventory accurate, reduced audit to once per year
  • Cut PO processing time
  • Able to negotiate better terms with suppliers and proactively manage supply chain
  • On-time customer deliveries
  • Sales negotiating with more accuracy and confidence

“I’ve dealt with a lot of software and computer companies over the years, having started working with computers in 1981, and your staff is in the top 3 for service.  No matter how dumb the question is that I may ask I am always treated like I am important and the person in technical support or customer service is patient and provides me with the information and answers I need.” - Doug Litke, President