"Swip Systems fully automated our quoting and production scheduling systems."
Dave Skaggs - President
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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