As the VP Production at a previous company, we were early adopters of PolyPM. I was pleased with its ease of use, flexibility and its efficient commonsense approach to production. When I reevaluated PolyPM several years later, I was impressed with how far the product had evolved with the addition of new modules such as scan & pack, cut planning, and production scheduling. This made the selection of PolyPM simple because we did not find any other mid-range solution that had the breadth of functions PolyPM offered within our budget.
As a startup operation, League was in its second year when we began to deploy PolyPM. At that time, we already developed a number of in-house tools for managing our production. But the problem was that each of the tools we developed were individual silos of data with no integration. My primary objective with PolyPM was to integrate all facets of production and to make this data available throughout our business.
We started off using PolyPM to manage our essential processes. This included product development, raw material inventory management, purchasing, cut planning, customer orders and manufacturing orders. The initial startup went quickly. We were able to go live in about 120 days. Since then we have been adding additional operations to PolyPM including shop floor tracking, scan and pack and production scheduling.