Skills Inc.

Skills Inc.

Enhancing productivity in an inclusive workplace

It’s about abilities

Through responsible management and solid corporate partnerships, Skills Inc. creates and maintains a stable, rewarding place of work where persons with disabilities contribute their skills. The company, which has three locations in the state of Washington, is a contract manufacturer that provides products and services to the aerospace industry. With a workforce of over 400 employees, the company fabricates and machines complex parts to customer specifications. Additionally, Skills Inc. is a growing provider of minor and complex aircraft sub-assemblies.

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Helping Skills Inc. better fulfill its mission

 
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Challenges

Skills Inc. needed to accommodate substantial new growth by better managing raw material and finished goods for build-to-stock orders. They also needed to handle a significant increase in the volume and complexity of sub-assembly work.

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Strategy

Skills Inc. and Infor partnered to develop a standardized process for documenting the requirements and timing of raw material, which allows orders to be brought into the shop at the right time. With the help of their Infor ERP system, they are able to get a better understanding of inventory and order demand, which allows them to more efficiently schedule orders.

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Benefits

Skills Inc. has increased sales orders from its largest build -to-stock customer by 510% since implementing its Infor ERP solution. The company’s workforce has expanded by more than 42%, which has enabled it to better fulfill its mission of hiring employees with disabilities. Assembly orders have increased by 174%, and on-time delivery has improved dramatically.

“We now have a better understanding of inventory and order demand. Raw material purchasing is improved since we can utilize economic order quantities and better schedule our orders.”

Charlie Frampton Head of Engineering Processes Support, Skills Inc.

Key facts

 

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174% Increase in assembly orders

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510% Increase in sales orders from largest customer

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42% Expansion in workforce

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