The logistics of project delivery for manufacturing companies involves a great deal of moving parts. Much like the actual manufacturing process, a part that is out of sync, outdated, or incompatible with the rest of machine can delay or even halt the entire project.
SunCo Sunspaces Inc. is a leading manufacturer of three-season sunrooms that works with dealers across North America. The company underwent a period of rapid growth and found that their project management system was not keeping up with the increased demand. Project updates such as schedule changes became bottlenecks because their old system took too long to reconfigure. SunCo had recently upgraded their CRM to Salesforce, but they quickly realized that they needed to upgrade their scheduling and project planning tools.
Manufacturing companies like SunCo have to bring in several different teams along the project delivery process because they work with an engineer to order approach. They receive orders and designs, which then need to be manufactured, then delivered, and then installed. Manufacturing companies also have a multitude of complex projects ongoing at any given time, which may need to be delivered to any given location.
In addition to direct customers, SunCo also works with dealer-partners, with whom they need to maintain communication, and provide visibility into projects. Because of the lengthy project cycle, the possibility that changes might need to be made along the way, and the necessity of added visibility into certain aspects of each project, SunCo needed a robust enterprise work management solution that did not just cut down on wasted man-hours, but made the process even more efficient. They needed to find a solution that fit with their workflows as a Lean and Six Sigma company as well.
SunCo Sunspaces Inc. is now using Leankor as their enterprise work management solution of choice. They were able to integrate their project management with their CRM as Leankor is 100% native to Salesforce, and they were able to deploy the solution within weeks. With Leankor, SunCo now saves 300 hours every quarter, and with increased efficiencies they have been able to offer faster customer delivery, giving them a competitive edge and increasing satisfaction for their dealers and customers.
Want to learn more? Jon Billings, General Manager of SunCo Sunspaces, will be sharing how Leankor transformed their project delivery in a free webinar, with Leankor CEO Emilio Bernabei. Join us on Tuesday, May 15 at 10 am PT / 1 pm ET and learn how Leankor can drive better business outcomes for your manufacturing company.