Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, today announced Anchor Fabrication, a Texas-based one-stop metal fabrication shop, has improved its productivity by up to 200% through the help of the Epicor ERP solution. Epicor ERP empowers a frictionless inventory and order management solution offering the flexibility to deliver world-class customer service while taking on a higher volume of daily transactions.
Anchor Fabrication caters to a wide variety of customers with a range of product needs – from plasma- and laser-cutting to machining, welding, and assembly work. Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, Anchor Fabrication has more than 1,000,000 square feet of manufacturing space across six facilities.
“We’ve built a reputation within the metal fabrication industry based on our efficiency and ability to quickly execute on a variety of services,” said Hector Robles, VP of manufacturing at Anchor Fabrication. “During site visits, customers often tell us they appreciate our ability to quickly look up almost any particular part’s manufacturing history along with the number of times we’ve built those specific parts.”
Drastically reduced order planning costs
Epicor ERP allows Anchor Fabrication to combine all work order data into a single job without the need for manual human entry – ultimately reducing order planning costs by over $100,000 each year.
“Anchor likes to inform employees with the most concise data and the best information possible for every job that goes to the floor. Epicor really helps to keep all that information together in one spot,” said Jason Davis, VP of sales at Anchor Fabrication.
Anchor Fabrication’s rapid delivery of manufacturing orders is due in part to their ability to perform dynamic nesting, made possible by the Epicor ERP platform, which allows the metal shop team to take work orders and perform them concurrently through integration with Service Connect. The software system examines all orders that are assigned to a certain machine and notifies the Anchor Fabrication team if any orders are a fit for simultaneous execution.
“Many metal fabricators only perform a single service – welding, cutting, coating – but Anchor Fabrication saw an opportunity to differentiate themselves from the competition. They’ve strategically positioned themselves as an all-in-one metal fabrication service provider, and as a provider that can complete customer orders faster than single-service competitors,” said Terri Hiskey, VP of global product marketing at Epicor. “We’re very happy to see that our vertical industry specialization and product knowledge and capabilities have enabled Anchor Fabrication to work smarter, not harder – making a marked difference in the company’s business, productivity, and revenue.”
An effortless, adjustable fit
Anchor Fabrication began using Epicor ERP solutions in 2007 after determining that their previous software solution could not provide the required flexibility when it came to scheduling orders and making needed changes to orders in process.
“Epicor can tailor software solutions to fit the needs of the customer, whereas most ERP solution providers force customers to adapt to their software capabilities,” said Steven Pybus, VP of engineering at Anchor Fabrication. “They have a support team that really knows the product and solution.”
To learn more about the Anchor Fabrication story, view the case study here.
About Epicor Software Corporation
Epicor Software Corporation drives business growth. We provide flexible, industry-specific software designed to fit the precise needs of our manufacturing, distribution, retail, and service industry customers. More than 45 years of experience with our customers’ unique business processes and operational requirements are built into every solution―in the cloud or on premises. With this deep understanding of your industry, Epicor solutions dramatically improve performance and profitability while easing complexity so you can focus on growth. For more information, connect with Epicor or visit www.epicor.com.
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About Anchor Fabrication
Anchor Fabrication is one of the nation’s premier metal fabrication partners. Since its launch in 1990, the company has grown to serve nearly every major industry from its 375,000 square foot campus in Fort Worth, Texas, as well as its family of sister companies based in the southern United States.
Specializing in contract manufacturing metal fabrication, Anchor Fabrication employs a sophisticated “one-stop shop” combination of project management, engineering, cutting, welding, forming, machining, painting, and assembly to craft products of any scope from scratch to full assembly. This includes everything from the manufacture of parts to the completed assemblies to be used line-side on flatbed trailers, fork lifts, campers, and locomotives.