Meet the true cutting edge for flat glass processing: Stargrup AŞ. A Turkish company with products that include insulated glass, tempered glass, laminated glass, edge-processed glass, cut glass—all created to meet exacting and often custom specifications. The company’s 400 employees are the force behind many shining and aesthetic surfaces: building facades, interior glass applications, glass doors, furniture, home appliances, and stair railings that comply with heat control, solar control, noise control, safety, and security requirements.
The complexity and range of Stargrup AŞ product lines has grown steadily over the past 30 years. They needed the visibility required to define extremely precise details for all aspects of their products—one product could include hundreds of variables, sub-products, and semi-finished goods. Prior to implementing e-Con in 2012, Stargrup AŞ was extremely successful, but there was a lot more sweat involved than needed. To start, the software they relied on wasn’t much more helpful than a word processing program. Sales engineering and product development needed multiple workarounds to try and define properties for products and semi-finished goods. Configuration data was locked in its own little universe; sales, accounting, planning, and production did not have real-time access, in large part because the software could not integrate with ERP. Lack of visibility made complete and timely order processing very difficult, and extended to inadequate control across all manufacturing operations. Stargrup AŞ wanted more insight into all processes and metrics that could help them optimize the way they ran their business.