Reading Bakery Systems with Aptean Encompix ERP

Reading Bakery Systems has been a leading manufacturer of industrial snack production systems for over 100 years. But until recently, Reading was relying on home-grown programs that were unable to provide the information and control that the company needed for effective operation and continued growth. They needed a system with better engineering, production, shipping, billing, and accounting functionality. That’s why Reading chose Aptean Encompix ERP, a solution developed specifically for project-based manufacturers. Since implementing Encompix ERP, Reading has achieved project and job-costing goals, and has benefited greatly from the way Encompix manages projects, sales orders, and work orders. Best of all, they’ve seen the impact on their bottom line: revenues have increased by 143 percent.

Industry

Industrial Equipment

Employees

<200

Product

Designs, manufactures, and distributes industrial systems for the production of bakery and snack products

Headquarters

Robesonia, Pennsylvania

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The Challenge

Reading was relying on home-grown programs unable to provide the information and control that the company needed for effective operation and growth.

  • Lacked scheduling functionality capable of tracking complex production jobs, as well as multi-job projects
  • Needed costing and financial management to recognize both individual jobs and entire projects for proper control and accounting
  • Needed the ability to tie CAD and ERP systems recognizing both the engineering and the production form of bills-of-material

The Solution

Reading’s new system would need engineering, production, shipping, billing, and accounting functionality, including:

  • Scheduling functionality to track complex production jobs, as well as multi-job projects
  • Proper control and accounting for both individual jobs and entire projects
  • A fully indented bill of material (BOM) as part of an integrated CAD and ERP system
  • When scheduling and releasing jobs and sub-jobs to production, the ability to flatten BOMs

The Result

Since implementing Aptean Encompix ERP, Reading has achieved project and job-costing goals. Benefits also include:   

  • More effective management and decision-making
  • A 143 percent increase in revenue with only a 35 percent increase to staff
  • Significantly improved visibility into costs and purchase orders
  • Accurate and useful scheduling and loading information, including the
    ability to quote realistic delivery dates and keep promises
  • Greatly enhanced planning and scheduling across the entire process,
    including engineering, production, and testing complete baking systems
  • The ability to handle fully indented bills of material within an integrated CAD and ERP system, while flattening those bills for use in production

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