Boyd Corporation develops advanced solutions for sealing and thermal management across multiple industries in North America, Europe, and South Asia. With such widespread operations, the company needed to gain real-time insight into its production across receiving, manufacturing, inventory management, and shipping.
Recent acquisitions and numerous facilities using different on-premise ERP systems made oversight increasingly complex. Boyd decided to unify their enterprise data with an upgrade to a single instance of Oracle Cloud SCM while enhancing existing processes.
After considering several possible solutions, Boyd’s Senior Oracle Assistant recommended RFgen Mobile Edge™ for Oracle Cloud SCM. RFgen is Oracle-certified for Cloud SCM and validated for Boyd’s legacy ERP system, E-Business Suite. RFgen mobile barcoding enhances Oracle with 24/7 real-time mobile inventory management across distribution and manufacturing operations with flexible barcode label printing.
The solution ticked the boxes for cost, speed, compliance, and flexible capabilities to preserve crucial custom processes that would otherwise be lost during migration to Cloud.
Despite a demanding rollout schedule and complex requirements, RFgen partnered with Boyd to successfully implement RFgen’s mobile barcoding solution for Oracle Cloud SCM. Transformative benefits include:
- Tailor-made solution for preserving legacy processes with custom data capture.
- Shop floor process continuity not offered in Oracle Cloud SCM.
- Real-time inventory control and oversight for receiving, manufacturing, and shipping.
- Customer shipping label compliance with instant remote label printing.
- In-house ownership to enable on-demand app modification.
RFgen mobile apps augmented Oracle’s capabilities to bridge functionality gaps and create end-to-end visibility throughout Boyd’s entire production line—a must-have since Boyd’s customers include military contractors with additional compliance requirements.
Not only was Boyd able to harmonize their Oracle ecosystem, the company also kept production on schedule without loss of functionality. The specific work entry processes used in their legacy environment were smoothly replicated by RFgen, providing the best of both worlds—on-prem and Cloud.
To simplify maintenance and development of the mobile barcoding solution, RFgen equipped Boyd with effortless managed hosting and low-code mobile app development. RFgen Mobile Development Studio enabled Boyd’s technical team to quickly modify and create mobile apps based on pre-written, pre-tested templates. Their onsite technicians now enjoy the ease of configuring as needed.
With one flawless implementation completed, Boyd plans to roll out additional RFgen implementations in the near future.
RFgen’s ability to preserve our legacy processes was a big win for us. Without RFgen maintaining that functionality, they wouldn’t have fit into Oracle Cloud’s standardization. It saved us months of work.
Randy Bassett, IT DirectorBoyd Corporation
Founded in 1928, Boyd Corporation stands as a global pioneer in the field of sustainable engineered materials and thermal solutions. With a drive for innovative excellence, Boyd enhances the safety, reliability, and performance of products found in everyday life, from electric vehicles to 5G telecommunications. Boyd’s commitment to solving complex challenges while also reducing carbon emissions solidifies its reputation as a trusted leader in the industry.