35 Users, 30 Locations
Agility (Locally Hosted)
December 01, 2001
Founded in 1952, SEEMAC anchors a coast-to-coast network of four branch offices and 40 different inventory locations. SEEMAC prides themselves on their ability to deliver measurable value to their customers, suppliers, and themselves.
In order to prosper in today’s competitive market, SEEMAC must be willing and able to change. One variable that affects the enterprise more than any other is today’s low margins on wood products. To reduce uncertainties and maintain a consistent product flow between off-shore suppliers, domestic mills and customers year-around, SEEMAC has implemented a holistic management plan with an emphasis on simpler access to centralized data. “Accuracy and timeliness of information are priorities for our customers,” SEEMAC Director of Information Technology Lance Lawson explained. “But, each year, I could tell that our leading edge software of the mid-1970s was growing out of step with the times and our business needs.”
SEEMAC, Inc. needed a business software that would allow them to keep their many processes streamlined. Their business focused on wood products being sent to building component manufacturers, laminators, fabricators, companies that product road trusses, two-step distributors of sash and door products, the woodworking trade, or other wholesalers and distributors. Because their business is so diversified, SEEMAC looked to Agility because of its industry specific functionality. Over time, SEEMAC has grown to sales that annually top $150 million in volume; with their investment and reputation at stake, SEEMAC implemented DMSi’s Agility Software in 2001.
“Obviously, software doesn’t change our computers into crystal balls, but it does help us better manage information,” Lawson said. “DMSi software is our information clearinghouse – our electronic bulletin board, electronic filing cabinet, and electronic message center.” SEEMAC took the time to re-evaluate and re-engineer their business management plan. This business model has helped them operate more efficiently, make better purchasing decisions, and stay organized.
“With DMSi Software, we’ve found a powerful lumber-specific application that helps us collect large amounts of essential transaction and product information and easily customize it to the benefit of our business and customers,” stated Lawson. “We recognize there is still functionality and a few business practices we’ve yet to take advantage of, but the bottom line is we’re finding ways to do our job more accurately and efficiently every day.”
“Obviously, software doesn’t change our computers into crystal balls, but it does help us better manage information. DMSi software is our information clearinghouse – our electronic bulletin board, electronic filing cabinet, and electronic message center.” – Lance Lawson, Director of Information Technology, SEEMAC