How it all began
As a successful manufacturer of wooden houses, Timbeco
has experienced rapid growth. At one point, however, constant major developments lead a manufacturing company to take a step back in order to regain control of the production. The key broad issue that Timbeco started to address with digitization was the integration of different systems in different departments that were not interconnected.
The data was fragmented to the point that different units and symbols were used throughout the company to measure work and calculate material. Inventory, purchase and warehouse goods movement records were kept in separate Excel files and purchase orders were placed by e-mail. The same data had to be entered several times, because it did not move automatically from one system to another. Therefore, no real-time budget monitoring was available.