Kauffman Engineering Inc. Implements VAI’s MRP Application

March 28, 2017

New Cohesive Company Culture Through Digitization and Supply Chain Transparency

Ronkonkoma, N.Y. - March 28, 2017 - VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.), a leading enterprise resource planning (ERP) software provider, today announced that Kauffman Engineering Inc., a leader in electrical supply manufacturing, has implemented VAI’s Material Requirements Planning (MRP) application, to unify its business, creating supply chain efficiency. VAI's S2K MRP software application is a purchasing, manufacturing, and inventory control system that streamlines and automates procurement and manufacturing order creation.

For more than 40 years, Kauffman has provided electrical system solutions through the manufacturing and supply of electrical wires, cables and harness processing equipment. The company offers electrical solutions for a variety of industries, including automotive, agricultural and materials handling, helping them to streamline their business processes through electrical engineering and modification.

“At Kauffman, we offer customers industry-leading warehouse solutions, but to do so consistently and efficiently, it’s crucial that we streamline our own internal processes and have visibility into our workflow,” said Scott Hite, CFO at Kauffman Engineering Inc. “By integrating VAI’s MRP solution, we’ve been able to digitize our day-to-day activities, cutting out the labor and human error associated with manual document management. Because of this solution, we have become more environmentally friendly, efficient and profitable.”

Kauffman has grown significantly over the past decade, and with each new acquisition comes the challenge of ensuring processes are standardized across the board. With VAI’s MRP solution, Kauffman is able to transition each newly acquired company onto the same system, which creates uniformity. Because Kauffman has been rapidly expanding, they also benefit from VAI’s unlimited user license option that enables them to add new employees onto the MRP system without any additional fees.

“We’re thrilled that VAI’s MRP solution and unlimited user license option have enabled Kauffman to continue its growth trajectory and momentum,” said Rich Van Helden, project director at VAI. “We’re dedicated to the company's technology investment and ROI goals, and as such, we will continue to equip its employees with the necessary business technology tools that help them remain at the forefront of innovation in order to maintain a competitive edge.”

About Kauffman Engineering, Inc. (Kauffman Engineering)

Kauffman Engineering, Inc. is a privately held, American company and well established since its beginning in 1973.  Kauffman Engineering is a highly respected role as a worldwide supplier of electrical wire harnesses, lead wires, jumper wires, twisted pair wires, cable assemblies, molded plugs, thermoform plastics, and populated circuit boards.  As one of the largest and most advanced manufacturers of wire harnesses and cable assemblies, Kauffman Engineering specializes in high mix products with low to medium volumes delivering cost-effective electrical system solutions. Kauffman Engineering, Inc. is headquartered at 701 Ransdell Road, Lebanon, IN with manufacturing operations in Indiana, Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Kansas, Oregon, North Carolina, Virginia, and Mexico. For more information, visit http://www.kewire.com

About VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.)

VAI is a leading independent mid-market ERP software developer renowned for its flexible solutions and ability to automate critical business functions for the distribution, manufacturing, specialty retail and service sectors. An IBM Gold Business Partner, VAI is the 2012 IBM Beacon Award Winner for Outstanding Solutions for Midsize Businesses. VAI continues to innovate with new solutions that leverage analytics, business intelligence, mobility and cloud technology to help customers make more informed business decisions in real-time and empower their mobile workforces. VAI is headquartered in Ronkonkoma, NY with branch offices in Florida, Illinois and California. For more information, visit www.vai.net, follow @VAISoftware on Twitter or “like us” on facebook.com/VAISoftware.

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