MDS Manufacturing

"Swip Systems fully automated our quoting and production scheduling systems."

Dave Skaggs - President

Overview

ERP System MDS Manufacturing, LLC, located in the St. Louis area, was established in 2010 as a proud American manufacturer of thermoplastic components. MDS is a full service custom injection molder offering services from part design to production. MDS specializes in the infant care, medical, lawn and garden and recreational industries.

Challenge

The executives at MDS Manufacturing possessed over 50 years of experience in the plastics industry and were in the process of starting up a new manufacturing facility near downtown St. Louis. MDS needed an ERP system that would help them manage their business processes from quoting through shipping. MDS also wanted to make sure they could automate as many processes as possible from the start of the new location and implement a system that would scale with their growth.

Solution

Representatives from Swip Systems met with the owners of MDS to discuss how the business processes could be automated through implementation of the Plant Floor Resource Scheduler (PFRS) software. The software directly addressed the goals of automating as many tasks as possible from the startup of the new location and allowing for scalability with the PFRS system as the business grows.

ERP System Our software engineers worked with management to review the quoting, production scheduling and inventory processes at MDS to begin customizing the PFRS software to the exact needs of MDS. Our developers created bar code labels that met MDS' internal inventory needs as well as labels that met the requirements of MDS' customers.

While the customizations were being completed, our network engineers helped MDS architect and install their network infrastructure and assisted with the selection and implementation of the servers, networking components and security devices necessary to establish the core of the network.

Once the infrastructure was in place, our network engineers worked with MDS to establish a disaster planning strategy to protect their data and their investment. SSI also assisted MDS by providing security services to protect their network against malicious attacks.

MDS continues to utilize our software development and network administration services to help update and expand their information technology needs as their business grows.

Result

The completed solution provided MDS Plastics with a flexible system capable of automating all of their plant floor activities. The system is designed to change and grow with the company. MDS continues to work with Swip Systems to modify their software application and network infrastructure to meet the day-to-day needs of their organization.