Lack of flexibility, production planning, and control capabilities
Gelal Corap Sanayi A.S. is a leading socks manufacturer in Turkey with two production facilities in Çankırı and Istanbul. The company also has more than 1500 employees.
Historically, the company did not have an all-in-one solution for business management and production planning — this lead to a range of inefficiencies, a lack of flexibility, poor planning, and control.
The main challenges for Gelal were:
Company's owners set a number of strategic goals such as: opening 300 retail stores across the country, entering new markets, complete reorganization of the company, and profitability increase.
During the implementation, the following business processes were automated:
Industry 4.0 integration
Facility maintenance management
Increasing the market share and profitability in a very short time
Real-time production control, better planning, and labor cost reduction
The implementation process was divided into several stages. First, DND, the 1Ci partner in Turkey, conducted a thorough analysis of the Gelal business processes and requirements. Then, 1C:Enterprise ERP integration with industrial robots was designed. Afterward, the employees and the production machines' performance evaluation module was developed. A planning system for the knitting machines was created as well. After these preparations, warehouse management, finance, and accounting business processes were automated.
A total of 125 seats were automated, including 65 users in the Çankırı factory and 60 workings in the Istanbul facility. The whole project took approximately three years: one year for the Çankırı factory automation and two years for Istanbul.
Overall, the Gelal company was able to achieve the following results:
1C:Enterprise implementation benefits:
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