Innovation is the key
In some 13 years, the Austrian company XTEC developed into an ultra-modern and innovative workshop comprising 50 young, committed and competent technicians and carpenters. The company is based in St. Margarethen an der Raab in Eastern Styria. As a project coordinator together with renowned architects, designers and international companies, the company produces and assembles exhibition stands worldwide. Complete solutions for the highest demands are realized in all areas. The company has all the necessary production facilities, the necessary development know-how and the most advanced technologies, which enable the well-rehearsed team to handle complex projects reliably and successfully worldwide.
In its high-tech joinery, XTEC GmbH combines highly professional production techniques with excellent project management and the advantages of a furniture manufacturer. The right amount of master data, flexibility in production, optimized material and resource planning, integration of machines and carpentry software for furniture planning were the greatest challenges for the implementation of an ERP system. In addition, a network of suppliers and service providers had to be integrated into the processes in order to guarantee transparency and thus more flexibility and control options.
In the course of the project it became clear that the focus was primarily on the processes in the company, the software solutions being in second place. Customer projects are created in the ERP system and transferred to the planning software via interfaces, in which drawings and 3D models are then created. By accessing the master data from the ERP, the parts list and the work plan can then be returned to the same and a calculation can be made. Offer and order processing as well as the entire planning and control of production and logistics take place in the ERP. The integrated warehouse management system optimally supports the flow of materials along the supply chain, especially through the use of mobile scanners.
The simple and quick creation of offers, which can be converted into orders and manufacturing processes in the system without much effort, but also the transparency and evaluability, facilitate order planning and control. This means that it is possible at any time to provide the customer with qualified and reliable information on the status of their order.
"The affinity to design, the curiosity and the passion for details are the soul of XTEC. With the XALAX team we have a professional partner who implemented the new ERP system and continuous supports us to our satisfaction. In many areas we have now more transparency and clear structures that help us to work faster and more efficiently across our systems. Industry 4.0 is already a reality for us. With the change, we can focus even more on design, product quality and new materials."
Stefan Windisch, Managing Director XTEC GmbH
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