Manufacturing & Hitech

At eJAmerica, we are dedicated to helping manufacturing and automotive enterprises transform and excel in today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape. Our cutting-edge IT services empower businesses to stay ahead of the curve by embracing innovation, optimizing operations, and capitalizing on emerging trends. We enable our clients to shape the future while others follow, by offering the following services:

Supercharged Engineering Integration: Our team of experts seamlessly blends cutting-edge technologies, such as AI, IoT, and advanced analytics, into your engineering processes. This drives efficiency, reduces costs, and delivers exceptional products tailored to the needs of the modern consumer.

Pioneering Innovative Commerce Models: We help you embrace novel, customer-centric commerce models by leveraging digital platforms and data-driven insights. Our solutions enable you to create personalized experiences for your customers and unlock new revenue streams, ensuring sustained growth in a competitive market.

Accelerated Supply Chain Agility: Our advanced supply chain management solutions provide real-time visibility, data-driven decision-making, and rapid adaptation to market fluctuations and unforeseen disruptions. We ensure your supply chain remains agile and resilient in the face of ever-changing market dynamics.

At eJAmerica, we understand that the key to success in the manufacturing industry is constant innovation and adaptability. Our comprehensive IT services support your business in navigating the fast-paced digital landscape and positioning itself for long-term success in a world where only the most agile and forward-thinking enterprises thrive.

Partner with eJAmerica today and experience the difference our industry-leading IT services can make for your manufacturing or automotive enterprise. Together, we’ll create a future-ready business that stands out in the market and drives sustainable growth.

Following are a few of the IT Services that eJAmerica can offer to Manufacturing customers:

  1. Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP) systems: These systems provide tools for managing production and inventory, as well as scheduling and tracking deliveries. Tools used: SAP, Oracle, and Microsoft Dynamics GP.
  2. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems: These systems provide a comprehensive suite of tools for managing various aspects of a business, including finance, HR, and supply chain. Tools used: SAP, Oracle, and Microsoft Dynamics 365.
  3. Supply Chain Management (SCM) systems: These systems provide tools for managing the flow of materials and information between suppliers, manufacturers, and customers. Tools used: SAP, Oracle, and Microsoft Dynamics 365.
  4. Computer-Aided Design (CAD) systems: These systems provide tools for designing and modeling products and processes. Tools used: Autodesk AutoCAD, Solidworks, and Dassault Systemes CATIA.
  5. Quality Management Systems: These systems provide tools for managing and monitoring product quality, as well as compliance with industry standards. Tools used: SAP Quality Center, Oracle Quality, and Microsoft Dynamics 365.
  6. Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES): These systems provide tools for tracking and controlling production processes, as well as monitoring performance and product quality. Tools used: SAP DME, Oracle, and Microsoft Dynamics 365.
  7. Industrial IoT Solutions: These solutions provide tools for monitoring and managing the performance of machines and equipment in real-time. Tools used: Siemens MindSphere, PTC ThingWorx, and GE Predix.

Case Study (Spectrum Brands)

Client – A global consumer products company is offering an expanding portfolio of leading brands. The client is a leading supplier of consumer batteries, residential locksets, residential builders’ hardware, plumbing, shaving and grooming products, personal care products, small household appliances, specialty pet supplies, lawn and garden and home pest control products, personal insect repellents, and auto care products. Client’s products are sold by the world’s top 25 retailers and are available in more than one million stores in approximately 160 countries.

Challenge – The client experienced rapid growth over the past few years through mergers and acquisitions. This resulted in a spaghetti of IT solutions with multiple ERP products and instances across the globe. A complex global coverage needs with local language support requirements, and a history of past failures in implementing a unified solution put the client in a difficult spot. Lack of standardized business processes across business lines and geographies led to inefficiencies, high operating costs, reduced visibility, reduced agility, and decreased adaptability to evolving business demand. The complexity was further increased because of multiple vendors and disparate/redundant IT teams across businesses.

Our Solution – Provided an experienced and proven consulting team that led to the development and implementation of strategic and tactical solutions to address the challenges. Helped the client in devising a global SAP ERP solution and led the phased rollout of the platform in several business lines and across multiple countries. It involved local language customization for China, Mexico, Canada, and the USA. The agile and flexible team constantly adapted to ever-changing business demands resulting from rapid growth.

Results – A successful large-scale implementation of SAP-based global ERP Solution. Integration of disparate IT teams from various business lines. Rationalization of ERP products and instances. Projected cost savings of ~29M? Annually for the company. Standardized operational processes across multiple business lines and improved efficiencies globally.

Client Feedback –

  Great support, love the fact that eJAmerica has been there for us for 2+ years, we have extended our engagement due to the exceptional service provided” – LeeAnn McLaughlin Basing, Director, Locks Global Sourcing


Connected Cars: Challenges and Opportunities

Changing consumers: Tastes change with time. And tomorrow’s environmentally-conscious vehicle buyers will have different priorities, making decisions based on peer recommendations and wanting to co-create while being digitally connected. This calls for automakers to re-orchestrate the consumer ecosystem to build and retain the loyalty of new buyers.
Integrating new technologies: Automotive engineers are tasked with integrating more modern technologies in the vehicle more quickly than ever, driven by the need to stay connected on the road and by green movements. Leveraging talent and practices from a non-automotive industry base will be essential to ride this new wave of product innovation.
Connected vehicles: Tomorrow’s car will be an extension of the owner’s lifestyle, leaving the door open for a digital channel for an array of products and services. Automakers need to tap into this opportunity and create new revenue streams with innovative offerings requiring new models of commerce.
Smarter supply chains: Agility in reacting to shifting markets and demand patterns, information visibility, and resilience to adverse situations will characterize more intelligent supply chains of tomorrow. Because being ‘just efficient’ is not enough anymore.
New growth markets: What works in one place will not work in another. Rapidly evolving infrastructure, economic thresholds, and consumer behavior in emerging economies will drive product and process innovations required for success and local innovations.

Core vs. Context: Now, more than ever, high-tech enterprises need to focus on what they do best: understand the market and build for the future. For the rest, there are partners — whether it’s product assembly, third-party logistics, or payroll. This helps reduce capital expenditure, addresses the variability of business, and ensures that the focus stays where it should – on the core.

Supply chain complexity: Outsourced manufacturing bases, forecasting demand, exponential SKU growth, and a global customer base are variables that add to the challenging task of managing an increasingly complex high-tech supply chain. But this supply chain also holds the key to customer satisfaction, inventory turns, and, most importantly: operational effectiveness.

The continuous evolution of technology: Sociotechnological forces like the shift from desktop to mobile computing, the emergence of developing economies, the personalization of customer engagements, and increasing bandwidth have created an enormous opportunity for high-tech enterprises to innovate their business models, product lines, and customer service processes.

Product engineering is the new shop floor: For traditional manufacturing companies, addressing efficiency and quality issues through lean and Six Sigma was the norm. High-tech companies face a new normal – their ‘shop floor’ comprises product engineering divisions spread across the globe. To enhance the throughput of products and unique intellectual property, the way forward is to create collaboration platforms, build reusability, and use standard operating tools and procedures.