As the only US-based manufacturer of cookie cutters, Ann Clark, Ltd. had a variety of needs to stay ahead of lower-priced competition from China. The company sought to transform from a (pardon the pun) cookie-cutter manufacturer to a differentiated manufacturer whose cookie cutters stood out from the competition to lead the kitchen products market in fashion, consumer sensitivity, and quality.
The MSNBC video, Cookie Cutter Company That’s a Cut Above the Rest, tells the story of CEO Ben Clark’s moving the family business into lean manufacturing. Ann Clark wanted to implement Macola ERP to aggregate company-wide efforts to better understand and respond to consumer trends.
Knowing their new Macola system would need to be customizable and always ready to meet new requirements responsively, the company sought a Macola implementation partner that could meet their initial implementation needs and provide ongoing customizations and system integrations that would keep Ann Clark on the leading edge. Ben and Ann Clark turned to Acuity Consulting Group for that solution. Read the case study about how Acuity helped.