Implementing Advanced Technology Solutions for Supply Chain Resilience and Business Growth
To support the demand for their highly specialized and critically important electrical testing equipment, ETI developed an Industry 4.0 technology implementation plan focused on new technologies to improve the collection and availability of data for operational efficiency. Ongoing impacts to the business brought on by COVID-19 have delayed the installation of these technologies leaving ETI concerned about capitalizing on the growing market demand.
Maryland MEP and the Maryland Supply Chain Resiliency Program supported ETI with its goal to implement a multi-phased technology investment strategy which included upgrading its ERP system, transitioning technologies to the cloud, and integrating a new laboratory management system. Specifically, Maryland MEP worked with experts at Qualer on the design, integration, and training of the new calibration laboratory management software.
Improvements to ETI’s technology infrastructure have allowed ETI to digitize processes for real-time documentation and have improved the consistency, reliability, and efficiency of the testing and QA review processes. The integration of this software with ETI’s ERP systems has also created a more resilient supply chain through intelligent data collection, improved visibility, dynamic demand planning, and better vendor management capabilities.