Client Stories, PLM

Coghlin Companies Inc. Gain Clear and Automated Customer Change Release Processes

By TriMech on November 2, 2018

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This week's Product Story showcases Coghlin Companies Inc. and their use of Omnify Software Solutions.

Coghlin Companies, together with its wholly-owned subsidiaries Columbia Tech and Cogmedix, collectively provide Concept to Commercialization services to a diversified group of capital equipment manufacturers, device manufacturers and select entrepreneurs throughout the United States. 

The Challenge

Columbia Tech and Cogmedix were both investing in new systems to help the companies grow, enhance consistency and improve quality and traceability. This included upgrading their Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system and adopting Manufacturing Execution System (MES) and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) systems. They needed a system that would provide unified processes across Coghlin Companies for Document Control, Design Data Management and Change Control.

Outcome Using the Omnify Software Solutions 

Coghlin Companies and its subsidiaries have transitioned to a virtually paperless process- from customer BOM import to Engineering Change Order (ECO) release to routing and the manufacturing floor. Discontinuing paper-based processes has improved ECO and Quality processes as well as documentation compliance. They are also using Empower PLM for training records, CAPA, NCMR, RMA and Project Management.

The integration between Omnify Empower and Epicor has eliminated duplicate data entry and any errors that were associated with the manual process. Part data now comes in from Omnify Empower and uploads to Epicor.  All MPM processes are performed in Omnify Empower with quantity, cost and configuration data sent to update picklists that are established in Epicor. The manufacturing department utilizes Omnify’s MPM module, which feeds Epicor’s BOM Routing engine. Then the data is passed to Aegis MES for a completely streamlined process.

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