work;ows, which have helped improve processes at
the plant. “At the time a strong work;ow tool wasn’t
something that a lot of software packages offered.
It’s helped us automate a lot of our processes, while
being ;exible enough to accommodate our specific
needs,” he said. With Operations able to respond so
quickly to design demands, Tekwood has been able
to produce wood and casegoods products that their
customers truly love.
“Our approach with our clients and the design
community is to collaborate to optimize solutions
together. We can do that because we are a vertically
integrated company. We have the operational
;exibility to modify products to meet specifc
customer needs. This really sets us apart from our
competitors. We’ve been able to adapt to how the
market is evolving.” ‹
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The new system required a change in thinking for much
of the Tekwood plant, which had to evolve from a BOM-focused approach to one based on 2020 Construct, a
parametric, construction-based engineering approach.