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Graebel Companies, Inc.

Jones Sign

Turning on real-time data and clarity

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unified view into seven manufacturing plants

Jones Sign was ready to select a new manufacturing and project management system to unite its North American operations. But choosing a critical piece of technology was daunting.

The Challenge

Jones Sign is spread across a dozen locations, seven plants and 350,000+ square feet of manufacturing space in the U.S. and Mexico. It needed ERP to bring the whole business into one view and make it simpler to manage manufacturing, scheduling, job costing and complex project management tasks.

The Solution

Wipfli facilitated a software selection process to capture Jones Sign’s complex ERP needs and give leaders concrete, objective data to evaluate vendors. Wipfli also performed due diligence on potential providers, scored and evaluated proposals, and created a consistent demo script. This proven process would allow decision-makers to make an informed, confident selection that matched the business’ current and future needs.

Wipfli took an extremely daunting task and a complicated set of requirements and made the project achievable.
Brian Hogeland, VP Finance and Administration at Jones Sign

The results

The new system integrated all of the business’s core functions and eliminated manual data integration, which reduced errors and freed staff for more value-added work. It also eliminated information silos, streamlined workflows and enabled continuous, real-time analysis. Leaders gained the aggregated view they needed to understand the organization’s overall business position and make timely decisions. Its ERP vision was accomplished.

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project managers
manufacturing facilities
countries
unified view of data