dcsimg
 
 

ZIFFPAGE TITLEDavis Controls Base Case

By Mel Duvall  |  Posted 2006-06-12 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 

How do you get workers to use a new software application? Try cutting off their e-mail. The CEO of this Canadian manufacturer says it worked for him.

Davis Controls Base Case Headquarters: 2200 Bristol Circle, Oakville, Ontario, Canada
L6H 5R3
Phone: (905) 829-2000
Business: Distributor and manufacturer of process control instrumentation and factory automation devices, such as magnetic level gauges.
Chief Executive: Neil Montgomery
I.T. Supervisor: Jackie Yee
Financials in 2005: $15 million in revenue; net income not disclosed.
Challenge: Combat increasing competition from foreign suppliers by leveraging a suite of workflow and knowledge sharing applications to work more efficiently and smarter.

BASELINE GOALS

  • Continue to grow revenue at about 6% a year, from $11.9 million in 2001 to about $16 million in 2006.
  • Maintain current workforce at about 50 employees, by shifting resources from administration to sales.
  • Use workflow features in Exact software to automate business processes and reduce clerical staff, from 9 in 2000 to 3 in 2006.
  • Reduce inventories by 50%, from $1.6 million in 2000 to $800,000 in 2006.



  • <1234
     
     
     
     
    Contributing Editor
    Mel Duvall is a veteran business and technology journalist, having written for a variety of daily newspapers and magazines for 17 years. Most recently he was the Business Commerce Editor for Interactive Week, and previously served as a senior business writer for The Financial Post.

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    Submit a Comment

    Loading Comments...
    eWeek eWeek

    Have the latest technology news and resources emailed to you everyday.

    By submitting your information, you agree that baselinemag.com may send you Baselinemag offers via email, phone and text message, as well as email offers about other products and services that Baselinemag believes may be of interest to you. Baselinemag will process your information in accordance with the Quinstreet Privacy Policy.

    Click for a full list of Newsletterssubmit