Radio Flyer Pulls Supply Chain Visibility to the Front of the Company Wagon with JD Edwards

Radio Flyer Pulls Supply Chain Visibility to the Front of the Company Wagon with JD Edwards

Radio Flyer, a manufacturer of wagons, tricycles and spring horses with a highly recognizable brand, uses JD Edwards for full supply chain visibility

The Client

Radio Flyer is the leading producer of wagons, tricycles and spring horses in the United States, manufacturing more than 100 award winning products available in 25 countries. The vision for this iconic brand was to create a single source of truth and access to real time supply chain information to support scalability and growth by:

  • Replacing a 15 year old system with a world-class ERP solution to meet the complex requirements of the CPG industry
  • Integrating global operations onto a single platform with unified and streamlined business processes
  • Providing full-cycle supply chain visibility into a contract manufacturing based business model

The Challenge

For more than 95 years, countless voyages of childhood fantasy have been launched with Radio Flyer toys. Radio Flyer’s journey to more efficient, streamlined operations was smooth sailing with Terillium’s experts at the helm, navigating through challenges such as:

  • Creating global supply chain visibility within the ERP system, eliminating Microsoft Excel planning spreadsheets to take full advantage of Rough Cut Capacity Planning, Master Production Scheduling, Material Resource Planning, and advanced forecasting
  • Enabling streamlined order entry with cost reduction and increased efficiency
  • Creating an interface linking JD Edwards to radioflyer.com, allowing customized wagon orders to communicate directly with JD Edwards Order Management

Our Solution

The Radio Flyer ERP project was a full-suite global implementation project that was on time, under budget, and went live in Radio Flyer’s busy season without disruption to their customers. This successful implementation resulted in the delivery of a platform to facilitate future business growth, including:

  • Provided inventory visibility across the supply chain to enable lower overall inventory investment without sacrificing customer service and lead times
  • Provided the tools to enable finance transformation and automation, to allow the business daily financial drill-down and automated reporting, with a reduction in labor
  • Transferred knowledge and ownership from IT back to the business
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Terillium’s implementation of JD Edwards EnterpriseOne has led to improved supply chain visibility and forecasting, allowing for a lower overall inventory investment. The project also enabled the creation of Build-A-Wagon, a customizable wagon website with an automated interface into JD Edwards Order Management. The highly experienced Terillium team exceeded expectations while delivering our project on time and under budget.
Tom
Senior Director of IT at Radio Flyer
One PlatformRadio Flyer's new JD Edwards EnterpriseOne system put the company's operations on one platform, increasing visibility and efficiency
Improved FinancialsThe new system transformed the company's financial process, automating reporting and reducing labor
Integrated Supply ChainThe JD Edwards system integrated various functions to coordinate processes and provided visibility into the company's supply chain
IndustryConsumer Packaging Goods
ProductsJD Edwards EnterpriseOne: Financials, Distribution, Manufacturing, Advanced Transportation, Fulfillment Management; Oracle’s Demantra Forecasting; Oracle User Productivity Kit (UPK)

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