Ford Meter Box Company Chooses JD Edwards for Modern MRP

Ford Meter Box Company Chooses JD Edwards for Modern MRP

Ford Meter Box continually develops new and innovative products for the water distribution industry and looked to JD Edwards create a modern MRP system

The Client

Ford Meter Box is part of the Ford family of products that is available through more than 700 stocking distributors worldwide.

Ford Meter Box’s main computer system was outdated and unsupported. The existing application software was not meeting the growing needs of the business. Specifically the company was not able to keep up with fast-paced manufacturing and distribution requirements. The company leadership chose JD Edwards for modern MRP system capabilities. Ford Meter Box needed an integrated software solution to:

  • Aid in growth
  • Enable better processes and improve efficiency
  • Provide centralized access to important data
  • Help the company meet and exceed customer expectations

The Challenge

Terillium implemented Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne – a proven ERP solution that is affordable, flexible and easy to use. Factors that led to project success included:

  • A strong commitment from executive management
  • The creation of a phased implementation approach
  • A focus on structured scope

All of these factors allowed the team to manage project costs effectively.

Our Solution

Terillium’s proven implementation methodology and experience in the manufacturing and distribution industries enabled Ford Meter Box to:

  • Streamline customer service by increasing the use of EDI
  • Reduce financial month-end closing by more than 50%
  • Simplify transfer orders between manufacturing facilities
  • Enter and manage sales orders across facilities from a centralized location
  • Better manage outbound transportation and reduce costs


Terillium’s manufacturing and distribution resources are simply amazing. Whenever we are asked to reflect on our choice of Terillium, it is a no-brainer … we made the right choice.
Vice President/General Manager Pell City at Ford Meter Box
Streamlined ProcessesFord Meter Box's new JD Edwards EnterpriseOne system replaced an outdated one, simplifying processes and making them more efficient
Modern PlatformFord Meter Box's existing system was outdated and was not keeping up with their fast-paced requirements. The new JD Edwards system brought their operations up to speed to pace their growth
One Source for InformationThe JD Edwards EnterpriseOne system provided Ford Meter Box Company with a much-needed centralized location for all data and information
IndustryManufacturing, Distribution, Water
ProductsJD Edwards EnterpriseOne: Distribution, EDI, Finance, Inventory Management, Kanban, Lot Control, Manufacturing, Purchasing, Multi-Plant Planning, Sales Order Management, Transportation Management, Quality Management; DSI

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