About MC Assembly
MC Assembly is a mid-tier electronics manufacturing services (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 had tier-1 EMS capabilities with a tier-3 customer focus and support culture.
The Challenge and Benefit
Offering printed circuit board assembly to complex box build/integration, MC Assembly supports many diverse customers that 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. The company chose Kinaxis RapidResponse as a solution that would enable it to respond to changes in real time within its global supply chain. RapidResponse provides world-class available-to-promise (ATP) capabilities and helps MC Assembly mitigate inventory liability.
By using RapidResponse, MC Assembly’s buyers and planners have been able to effectively and efficiently manage daily changes in demand and supply. More informed and accurate decisions have led to proactive shop-floor scheduling, which has lowered costs and minimized waste. MC Assembly also chose to leverage the RapidResponse platform to feed its business-to-business (B2B) process, whereby suppliers pull demand forecasts and provide automated feedback. Via intranet scripting created by MC Assembly developers, these updates roll straight into the company’s Fourth Shift material requirements planning (MRP) system without human intervention.