Lee Spring is a privately held, 80-year old company based in Brooklyn, New York. The company manufactures an extensive line of springs which it sells primarily to OEMs throughout the world. In fact, the company maintains a stock of more than 9,000 different springs, including compression, extension and tension springs, which are produced in five manufacturing plants located across the United States. Lee Spring also produces custom engineered springs for which it holds approximately 50,000 files, including full documentation and specifications. Today, Lee boasts a worldwide customer base that numbers more than 40,000 individual companies.
A dozen or so years ago, Lee's extensive stock line of springs, expanding custom fabrication business and growing worldwide customer base forced the company to computerize its operations. However, when in 1999 Lee Spring wanted to add Windows functionality and upgrade its system to support a greater number of concurrent users, the company was shocked to find that its computer software was no longer being supported. In fact, the software company from whom it purchased the system was no longer in business.
"Suddenly, we found we had an orphan system," says Mike Gisonda, Lee's MIS Manager. "Our only alternative was to go for an entirely new system."
As Lee Spring found themselves approaching a serious Y2K issue, they knew they needed a replacement system to keep operations running. Mike Gisonda, the company's MIS Manager, demoed over 50 different ERP systems and decided SYSPRO ERP Software was the perfect fit for their Made-to-Stock and Made-to-Order business environments.
This past month, we sat down with both Michael Gisonda and Helene Herman, Lee Spring's Director of Global Marketing, to discuss the success Lee Spring has had since implementing SYSPRO ERP. Check out the video below for details on their daily operations and their success with SYSPRO.
Special thanks to Lee Spring for their help with producing this video. For more information on their products and services, please visit here.
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