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Case Study:

Truck Lite Co., LLC


 

Industry

MGlobal manufacturing and distribution of visibility systems to the heavy duty truck, trailer and commercial industries.


Customer Profile

Headquarters: Falconer, NY
Company: Privately Held
Founded in: 1955
Locations: US, Mexico and Europe
Operations: Global

Applications

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne - Financials, Manufacturing and Distribution
Platform - iSeries
Database: DB2

 

Services Provided

RapidReconciler Reconciliation Software

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RapidReconciler®

 

The Company

In the early 1950’s, George Baldwin sought to address the issue of shortened lamp life in truck lighting. In pursuit of his vision, Baldwin designed the first sealed marker lamp from his own kitchen! Baldwin’s new leak-free lamp decreased the defects normally caused from water and chemical damage to bulbs. Sales from Baldwin’s ingenious idea soon took off and became too much for a single man to produce. Initially, Baldwin brought on a few friends and neighbors to help, running the business from his home. Baldwin eventually moved his operation into a factory, and Truck-Lite was born in 1955. From that humble beginning, Truck-Lite has grown to become the world’s largest supplier of LED, sealed, bulb replaceable, and poly-carbonate lamps and harness systems for the heavy duty transportation industry. Headquartered in Falconer, New York, Truck-Lite now has offices in the United States, Mexico and Europe.

The Issues

After Truck-Lite went live on JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, the monthly inventory reconciliation process was taking one person an entire month to complete. To further complicate matters, Truck-Lite was seeing significant monthly transaction volumes with 1,000,000+ inventory transactions, 50,000 work orders and 30,000 finished good transactions. It was critical that a better and faster process be put in place. After exploring a few options, they saw RapidReconciler at a cost accounting conference and really thought it could help improve their process. They also received many recommendations from other people at the conference.

The Results

“After conducting their due diligence, Truck-Lite decided to move forward and purchased the product. Reid Sorensen, Senior Cost Accountant was impressed with the fast implementation. “We were online, trained and operational with RapidReconciler within two days. GSI’s implementation and customer support resources are second to none.” After going live, Reid was pleased with the results Truck-Lite was able to achieve. “We reduced our monthly reconciling time from one month down to a few hours using RapidReconciler.