A&K Finishing is an interior automotive parts
supplier. We paint interior car parts for OEMs. Prior to Plex, we spent the majority of our
time doing data entry. Each manager had its own little siloed division and they created
the information and they have to share that with other department heads and they had to
transpose that information into their information, spend hours and hours calculating data or
going through…combing through data, trying to find information. Eighty percent of the
day was spent trying to find data or entering data. Data entry since Plex was changed. Basically,
it’s virtually eliminated. I’m basically freed up to be able to manage
my department, as opposed to being in a corner somewhere, just rifling through information.
That’s really what we should be doing as managers driving continuous improvement, understanding
our operation. That’s a big part of why we have Plex, why we went after Plex, just to
make us better.