Who is Symmetrix Composite Tooling?
When you’re in the niche industry of supplying patterns, molds, and prototype models to manufacturers of composite products, a well-run ERP system is the engine for success. This was the thinking of Symmetrix Composite Tooling, a digital fabricator serving progressive industries such as alternative energy, transportation, marine, and art and architecture, but has its roots firmly grounded in America’s Cup campaigns. Symmetrix Composite Tooling is like many entrepreneurial, blue-collar companies across America. As they began to grow, they had a couple of core needs: managing processes of multiple locations while serving the needs of a small-to-midsize business.
“At Symmetrix, we produce cost-effective, accurate tooling on schedule,” John says. “We achieve sub-millimeter accuracy (+/- .020) through subtractive shaping methods in low-shrink materials that don’t absorb moisture.”
Centralized system running three sites
Additional markets for prospective customers
Labor pools for more access to talent
“The ability to see inventories in each warehouse has given us flexibility to manage our material needs through internal supply when our vendors are unable to fulfill our requirements.”
Symmetrix is sailing smoothly with M1
“The change to M1 has given us the ability to really understand our performance metrics,” says John. “It would be difficult to attribute how much of our increase in revenue is due to M1 or how it impacts our bottom line, but it certainly gave us the ability to expand our operations and not have to worry about how we were going to manage and measure it. Without it we wouldn’t be able to manage our three sites as one.”
John and Scott have spoken to other similar business leaders and encouraged them to implement M1 as well. Says John, “The typical concern is how the software handles their manufacturing process. We can say that M1 delivers on its claim of being created specifically for businesses like ours. All we do then is help them see the similarities in what they do to what we do.”