Master Lock, the world’s largest manufacturer of padlocks and related security products, has recently upgraded its information systems with an implementation of Oracle Enterprise Asset Management (eAM). It did so with the help of Signum Group, a leading enterprise asset management systems integration and asset reliability services company.
Master Lock engaged Signum to help build a new maintenance system through the deployment of an Oracle E-Business solution at its Milwaukee, Wisconsin plant. Included in the upgrade was the incorporation of several other Oracle integrated modules including inventory, purchasing, maintenance parts, manufacturing and labor reporting. The advanced functionality of the new system automates and integrates processes, providing Master Lock with the capability to proactively manage its assets and maintenance parts for increased efficiency and reliability.
Scott Whyte, a Master Lock Business Application Manager in Information Services, said, “Implementation of the Oracle eAM system was critical to a system wide business process improvement program which helps us to gain greater control of our assets and maintenance systems. With the improved visibility and reliability of this system which includes up to date work orders, timely maintenance schedules, and precise inventory levels, we expect to realize tangible and intangible benefits.”
Signum has supported delivery for over 150 live Oracle eAM sites across a wide range of maintenance-intensive industries, and utilizes SignumWay™, Signum’s proprietary and innovative implementation methodology and accelerator toolkit, to support and optimize Oracle eAM deployments to ensure the delivery of consistent, efficient, and high-quality services and solutions to its clients.
Mr. Whyte also commented, “Due to the scope of the project and the challenges associated with implementing all the modules, the support and expertise provided by the Signum team were instrumental in the successful deployment of this system.” Signum VP of Professional Services Shelley Walker commented, "Effective asset management is essential to cut maintenance costs, reduce asset downtime and improve productivity. Signum’s senior consultants collaborated with Master Lock staff to define their business processes and configure the system to achieve maximum functionality and give Master Lock access to information that is secure, reliable and current.”