The switch from an MRP to the CyberPlan APS
Since over 70 years ago, Lonati Spa is committed to a constant search for innovative products, technologies and materials to offer its customers around the world the best technology textile machines can offer. The Brescia-based company produces textile machinery for high-quality shoe factories and competitive prices, a compendium of mechanical and textile and electronic possibilities. The company is located on an area of 80,000 square meters, of which 24,500 are covered, in Brescia. The production capacity of Lonati is about 11,000 machines, including over 50 models in the portfolio. The penetration on the international market covers 60% of the machines produced and the sale takes place all over the world. Customer assistance is top notch in all over 60 countries served, in line with the company’s philosophy of maximum internal product quality and an identical quality in external relations with numerous customers. La Lonati therefore presents itself as a solid reality of the Brescia economy at a national, European and global level.
We were in the process of changing ERP management software, so we wanted to be able to choose the best solution for both ERP and APS and at the same time be sure that there were no constraints as to integrations and dialogue between the systems present in company.
Fortunately, we have CyberPlan which has replaced a not so advanced and fast MRP for over 15 years. The MRP solution that we had required in fact many, too many hours to perform the calculations and processing so that there was a risk that in the morning a machine was not usable because of the MRP that had not yet finished the calculations lasted throughout the night .
Driven by the desire to change the existing situation, we set out to find a solution that was fast, reliable in the results and independent, that is detached from any platform but at the same time suitable for any ERP. Afterwards we made a careful software selection that led us to choose the CyberPlan solution.
CyberPlan allows us to plan the production of more than 50 models of circular machines for socks and to make it to finished capacity. To do so, check that the availability of the materials necessary for order fulfillment is available in the warehouse. He then tells us what we have to order, what we have to move, or cancel, etc. The results of CyberPlan are essential for production, so that every morning users see the results to see how we are put and what actions need to be taken.
CyberPlan allows us to respect the requests of the sales department, satisfying customer requests and avoiding penalties.
It is a product we trust so much that its results are sent directly to the purchasing department in order to proceed with production without any problems whatsoever.