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Thrush Aircraft Inc. Moves to the Cloud with Emergys AES with SAP
Emergys Announces Successful Go-Live Implementation of Cloud Based SAP Business All-in-One Solution: AES with SAP.
Founded in 2003, Thrush, headquartered in Albany, Georgia, manufactures a full range of aerial-application aircraft used in agriculture, forestry and fire fighting, and patrol roles around the world. Thrush builds the most durable and best flying aircraft, as rated by both pilots and operators alike, in the aerial-application industry. Today, there are more than 2,200 Thrush aircraft operating in 80 countries around the world.
Thrush chose to simplify its business processes through an integrated solution that provided the functionality required to run their business, automate routine and manual tasks, and provide the flexibility and scalability that their legacy system lacked. Their incumbent system was a highly customized application that had lost the flexibility to scale, and it cost them far too much to maintain. Further, Thrush needed a much more robust production planning and execution platform to rectify inventory issues their current system helped cause and was unable to address.
When asked about Thrush’s ERP selection criteria, Stan Logue, Chief Financial Officer stated, “We were seeking a solution that was proven in Aerospace manufacturing—
The implementation of Emergys’ pre-packaged AES, based on SAP’s Best Practices for Manufacturing, was completed in 22 weeks, and delivers the scalability, flexibility and automation capabilities Thrush demanded. Emergys’
“SAP implementation took a tremendous amount of work on the parts of the Thrush and Emergys teams. That hard work and dedication, combined with our decision to limit customization and adopt SAP’s best practices, culminated in our successful go-live. And, we couldn’t be more pleased with the results achieved. The Emergys team was extremely helpful to us; they were most knowledgeable and really went the extra mile to ensure a smooth transition among our staff and to position Thrush for long-term success. We look forward to our continued relationship,”
According to Ted Lakoski, VP Worldwide Project Management Office, Emergys, “Thrush was an absolute pleasure to work with. We had tremendous support from their management team, who were not only actively involved in the process, day in and day out, but were also very pro-active in the planning and final preparation of the implementation project. Throughout the implementation process, Thrush could see the benefits the solution provided their business, and proactively made adjustments to their current processes to realize the greatest return. AES for Manufacturing on SAP will provide Thrush with the needed platform to optimize and maximize its operations for continued growth and success. Our solution is providing tremendous value to this growing, innovative customer. Emergys is also making strong headwinds with similar companies who are looking for more functionality, more innovation and more value.”