MC Assembly & Kinaxis

About MC Assembly

MC Assembly is a mid-tier EMS provider offering a wide range of manufacturing, test and supply chain services across the Aerospace, Defense, Medical, Industrial, Networking and Telecommunications markets. With state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Florida and central Mexico, MC Assembly has tier-1 EMS capabilities with a tier-3 customer focus and support culture.

The Challenge and Benefit

From offering printed circuit board assembly to complex box build/integration, MC Assembly supports many diverse customers who have their own specific needs and requirements. It is critical that MC Assembly offer strong supply chain planning, monitoring and response capabilities throughout its high velocity environment. “In 2004, we recognized the need to implement a solution that could enable us to respond to changes in real-time within our global supply chain. Specifically, it was essential that the tool provide us with world-class ATP (Available to Promise) capabilities and help us to mitigate inventory liability,” explains Tom Rossi, Vice President of Procurement and Materials for MC Assembly.

By using RapidResponse, MC Assembly’s buyers and planners have been able to effectively and efficiently manage the daily changes in demand and supply. More informed and accurate decisions have led to proactive shop floor scheduling which has lowered cost and minimized waste. MC Assembly also chose to leverage RapidResponse’s platform to feed its B2B process, whereby suppliers pull demand forecasts and provide automated feedback. Via intranet scripting created by MC Assembly developers, these updates roll straight into their FourthShift MRP system without human intervention when all appropriate criteria are met without exception.

RapidResponse has allowed us to perform complex, real-time ATP simulations and quickly present our customers with comprehensive change analysis. Also, it provided the flexibility to communicate immediate changes to our global supply chain partners. These central processes are a must in order for us to successfully manage over 900 end items and over 20,000 different components in a highly dynamic and fast-paced environment.

Tom Rossi, Vice President of Procurement and Materials, MC Assembly
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