TEKLYNX - Lippert Components, Inc & Kiro, Inc Case Study Form
AIM 2014 AIDC (Non RFID) Case Study Competition Participant
The Business and Technical Challenge
A leading supplier of components for recreational vehicles (RV) and manufactured homes, Lippert Components, Inc. was established in 1956 in rural Michigan. Today, the company, along with its affiliate Kinro, Inc., have grown to become a multi-state, multi-facility organization, with a reputation as being both an industry leader and innovator in production and sales trends while maintaining the third generation
of family leadership. With rapid growth on the horizon, Lippert & Kinro knew the time to reevaluate its logistics and invest in new technologies was quickly approaching.
Without an integrated system, Lippert & Kinro were using standalone printers that lacked the ability to share files. This caused redundant regeneration of labels and consistency concerns. Lippert & Kinro needed to eliminate unnecessary & consuming processes and raise the bar on quality control. Lippert & Kinro also needed to maintain individual and personal relationships with their customer base, while incorporating logistical upgrades and processes to allow for growth.
Lippert & Kinro worked with Strategic Systems and Technology to implement TEKLYNX International’s SENTINEL combined with CODESOFT into a 4 processor server running 2014 versions. This solution is designed for advanced label design and printing, along with barcode symbology technology. The recently redesigned solution can:
• Allow easy compliance with industry standards with support capability of over 100 barcode symbologies
• Provide the capacity to grow by enabling quick and easy client and printer additions and customizations
• Save time and prevent errors by eliminating unnecessary manual processes while requiring little to no IT support
• Give flexibility through a solution that’s easy to integrate with multiple ERP and database systems