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Load King streamlines operation with new ERP implementation


February 24, 2018
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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Feb. 24, 2018 – After nearly nine months of preparation, Load King, a designer, fabricator and installer of store fixture manufacturing, has successfully completed its Global Shop Solutions ERP software implementation.

Load King offers a variety of products and services to retailers such as metal and wood displays, graphics, construction, installation, and project management capabilities. Its clientele includes Starbucks, AMC Theaters, Einstein Bagels, TCBY and more.

Led by Global Shop Solutions project manager Daniel Carranco and consultant Silas Fulsom, Load King made the switch to Global Shop Solutions, allowing it to interface with nearly 20 different software packages and eliminating almost 50 maintained spreadsheets.

Prior to Global Shop Solutions, Load King said it struggled with their job costing capabilities on a routine basis.

“Before implementation, Load King would only be able to cost out projects three months after the fact,” said Carranco. “Now they go down to the component level and can launch lean initiatives all over the shop floor to improve processes in a matter of hours. This was made possible because of the integration with SolidWorks and using Global Shop Solutions BOM Compare software resulting in massive savings and a full-time position for BOM creation.”

Another issue for Load King was its “accountability through the entire parts process when assembling a kiosk,” said director of manufacturing and supply Ken Carella. Before implementation, the company would repeatedly have one part or multiple parts not making it to the final assembly. This was where it used nearly 50 manual spreadsheets eating away precious time on the shop floor and other products.

Using Global Shop Solutions Shop Floor Display software and Document Control software, Load King says it has been able to reduce the time spent on assembling kiosks from a few days to one hour.