In order to handle the Quoting Process for their customers, Actemium worked mainly with Microsoft Excel. Every time they received a Bill Of Material (BOM) from one of their customers, they searched manually on their suppliers’ websites for the matching component(s), check the costs, availability etc and add them in an Excel sheet. This process worked fine but they were looking for better ways to handle it. The main reasons for investigating another Quoting Process were:
Outdated data: the stock or price can no longer be current if they need to order it.
Sensitive to errors: due to the manual nature of the process the chances of making mistakes are high.
Time-consuming; Too much time is spent manually reading, formatting, searching, scrubbing, editing, saving and loading BOMs
At the same time, Actemium EMS also invested in a new Pick-and-Place machine and a new storage system: Essegi Storage Solution, to manage all components and materials. This investment was part of a project to optimize and professionalize several processes within Actemium EMS.