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Lynden Door and Alliance Door
Products improve operations
with VAI’s S2K 5.0 Enterprise
Management solution
ynden Door, a well-known Customer Relationship Management (CRM) way to unify the multiple operations. At the
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manufacturer of wood doors, and software, equipped the firms with the tools same time, VAI was looking to test its S2K
sister company Alliance Door necessary to run a smooth and profitable 5.0 product and felt that our company was a
Products, a distributor of doors and business operation. perfect fit. With VAI’s knowledgeable staff,
related products, have successfully the implementation process was well
installed VAI’s (Vormittag Associates) S2K 5.0 With multiple locations, Alliance Door executed, allowing smooth transition of our
Enterprise Management Software solution. Product’s managers and employees needed daily operations to the new software.”
With this new software, the companies are to have ready access to financial information
now reported to have the capability to and inventory data. S2K 5.0 also provided
synchronise business operations for seven the enhanced manufacturing capabilities
separate locations throughout the Pacific that Lynden Door needed including greater

Today, our staff and managers
are able to track inventory through
Northwest USA and Canada onto a single fully shop floor control, which was achieved
integrated system with real-time data visibility. with the use of barcode scanners designed
the production process in real time
to track every step of the manufacturing
– a significant advantage in our line
process from start to finish.
Beta test
of work, since products need to be
shipped correctly and on time.”
A VAI customer for over seven years, Lynden
Smooth transition
and Alliance decided to upgrade to VAI’s
– Cory Lutton, Lynden Door.
S2K 5.0 software package last year after Cory Lutton, corporate IT manager, Lynden
beta testing the product at one of the Door, said: “We have been a VAI customer Lutton continued: “Today, our staff and
Alliance distribution locations. The upgraded for several years, and are continually managers are able to track inventory through
system, in conjunction with VAI’s S2K for satisfied with the firm’s software selection the production process in real time – a
Manufacturing, S2K for Distribution, and outstanding customer service. In 2008, significant advantage in our line of work,
Warehouse Management (WMS) and Lynden Door and Alliance Door needed a since products need to be shipped correctly
and on time. VAI’s S2K 5.0 software is, and
will continue to be, a major asset in the
success of our business.”
Better decision making
Pete Zimmerman, manufacturing segment
manager, VAI, added: “Implementing version
5.0 of VAI’s S2K software was a beneficial
decision for Lynden Door and Alliance Door.
With multiple locations, the business needed
to communicate with one another about
inventory levels in real time … Now Lynden
Door and Alliance Door Products have
access to greater amounts of data and larger
pools from which they can gather their
financial and inventory information. Added
workflow and trigger alerts allow for better
decision-making as well as greater control
over the entire warehouse operation.” circlesolid
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