AIM Computer Solutions, ERP and EDI Software  

34673 Bennett
Fraser,  MI  48026-3413

United States
586-439-0300
http://www.aimcom.com
  • Booth: D45131

AIM Computer Solutions was founded to offer technology solutions specifically for automotive manufacturers and their suppliers, decades prior to the Industry 4.0. This company has a legacy of understanding the unique business operations of each of the trading partners in the supply chain. Over thirty years later, AIM is still one of the top software providers designed to help manage the operations of the complex automotive supply chain through business software technology. With a strong heritage in understanding EDI requirements in particular, AIM is the leader in tools to manage automotive order management, release accounting, and shipping control systems.

Visit us at FABTECH in the Metalforming Devision - Hall D - Booth 45131.

Find out how we are Powering Automotive ERP with:

  • AIM Vision - ERP Optimized for Automtoive Suppliers
  • AIM Mobility - Manufacturing Productivity Mobile Apps
  • AIM AutoCOR - EDI Order Management for Epicor ERP


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    AIM Computer Solutions - Powering Automotive ERP


 Press Releases

  • Mobile technology solution replaces manual inventory processes

    FRASER, Mich.May 16, 2019 – AIM Computer Solutions, a provider of enterprise ERP technology solutions and business process improvement consulting to discrete and repetitive manufacturers, announced today the results of the implementation of its AIM Mobility Physical Inventory app at Hidaka USA.

    Hidaka was facing a challenge familiar to manufacturers: its physical inventory process – while critical to operating efficiently – was time-consuming, contributed to unproductive downtime and was prone to errors as it relied on the accuracy of manual data entry.

    After conducting due diligence of available inventory management solutions, Hidaka chose the AIM Mobility Physical Inventory app which integrates with its AIM Vision ERP solution. The benefits were apparent after the implementation of the app.

    • Labor to conduct inventory dropped in half from 320 to 160 hours
    • Scanned serialized barcodes on products prevented typing errors and gave real-time feedback on retired or discontinued products
    • Mobile tablets feature an intuitive interface which reduces the need for user training

    “We now have an accurate inventory process that informs our production and scheduling needs,” said Diane Rosso, Director of Administrations at Hidaka USA. “The audit record gives us timely and actionable insights.”

    “Hidaka USA has proven why leveraging the appropriate enterprise technology solution can be a boon to manufacturers seeking to operate efficiently and achieve a rapid ROI,” stated Aim’s Director of Implementation Services Jeff Sawka. “In order to compete in today’s fast-moving economy, companies need access to accurate information and immediate visibility into the entire enterprise. AIM enables our clients to thrive in this competitive and challenging environment.”

    Access the YouTube video that describes the AIM Mobility Physical Inventory app HERE and download the Hidaka USA case study HERE.

    About AIM Computer Solutions
    AIM Computer Solutions, Inc. provides business software solutions for manufacturers with three distinct solutions to meet specific ERP needs. The AIM Vision® ERP solution is designed for small to mid-size repetitive automotive suppliers. AutoCOR is an ERP solution for mid-size to large automotive suppliers. AIM is an Epicor Silver Partner and provides Epicor ERP solutions and implementation assistance for project-based manufacturing. For the latest news and updates, connect with AIM on LinkedIn, Facebook and follow @aimcomERPnews on Twitter. For more information go to www.aimcom.com.

  • AIM Computer Solutions, a provider of enterprise ERP technology solutions and business process improvement consulting to discrete and repetitive manufacturers, recently hosted customers at its quarterly user group meeting. Customers attended the event at the company headquarters and accessed the event remotely.

    AIM executives shared information about the features and benefits available through its new Service Pack 8 which greatly expands the functionality and effectiveness of AIM Vision, its ERP solutions for manufacturers. Among the many highlights of Service Pack 8:

    • Provides more flexibility when scheduling process reports in the background
    • Automatically updates Master Label Assignment Maintenance entries based on latest serial labels
    • Shipping paperwork can be chained on a destination by destination basis, saving time and reducing missed paperwork
    • Delivery Confirmation shipping paperwork for automotive OEMs has been improved for enhanced visibility
    • Ability to identify and track a virtual storage location associated with physical and cycle counted parts is easily viewed and accessible by appropriate team members

    The one thing that all of the Service Pack 8 enhancements have in common is that they are designed to simplify operations on the factory floor and make data more usable and easier to access. Go to http://www.aimcom.com for additional details about AIM Vision and the other solutions that AIM offers manufacturers.

    The majority of the meeting AIM staff focused on demonstrating what Project Managers call the "Gold Star Implementation" of the Finished Goods to Shipping Process. AIM Vision ERP, AIM Mobility and Mobility MES apps were featured. Nearly 100 people connected via the Web or participated in person for this User Group Meeting.

    “Just by using the handouts which were distributed beforehand, and being online, I was able to easily follow along with the demonstration and really get an understanding of the process and how AIM’s software can be used,” said Paumac Tubing’s Mary Sanctorum. “I have heard about all the features in AIM,” stated Plant Manager Pat Keena at Eclipse Mold, Inc. “It was neat to see them working together.”

    “We are always excited to share information about product enhancements with our customers and get their feedback on the next generation of potential solutions,” stated AIM Marketing and Communications Director Dorothy Joseph. “It’s gratifying to see the enthusiasm our customers show for embracing our evolving product line. Our objective is to listen to the customer and develop the tools that help them succeed in a competitive marketplace.”

    About AIM Computer Solutions
    AIM Computer Solutions, Inc., provides business software solutions for automotive manufacturers to meet specific ERP needs. The AIM Vision® solution, designed for small to mid-size repetitive automotive suppliers, provides customizable support from the shop floor to the front office. AIM Vision and its AIM Mobility Apps are designed to support an enterprise-wide automotive supply chain. For the latest news and updates, connect with AIM on LinkedInFacebook and follow @aimcomERPnews on Twitter. For more information, go to http://www.aimcom.com.

  • Fraser, Mich. - September 10, 2019

    AIM Computer Solutions, a provider of enterprise ERP technology solutions and business process improvement consulting to discrete and repetitive manufacturers, today announced the availability of the AIM Vision onboarding project which seeks to minimize disruption in production output due to staff turnover.

    Staff turnover is a reality that all companies must be prepared for. AIM’s onboarding process is designed to help staff manage the transition without disrupting production processes. In addition to meeting with the departing staff to detail their daily tasks and responsibilities, AIM staff will also train the new employee on the proper use of the AIM software solution. The onboarding consultation and training is offered to AIM Vision customers on a two-for-one hourly basis.

    The onboarding processes may include how to:

    • Navigate within the AIM Vision and AIM Mobility products
    • Perform operational level AIM Vision tasks and use related AIM Mobility apps and devices
    • Use AIM Vision Help
    • Leverage additional features to help improve how the software is utilized

    “Ensuring that our customers’ production is not disrupted when knowledgeable staff leave for other opportunities is an important consideration for any manufacturer,” stated AIM Director of Implementation Services Jeff Sawka. “This reasonably-priced program helps to make sure that the institutional knowledge is passed on in an efficient fashion and that business continuity is maintained, and at times, enhanced.”

    About AIM Computer Solutions
    AIM Computer Solutions, Inc., provides business software solutions for automotive manufacturers to meet specific ERP needs. The AIM Vision® solution, designed for small to mid-size repetitive automotive suppliers, provides customizable support from the shop floor to the front office. AIM Vision and its AIM Mobility Apps are designed to support an enterprise-wide automotive supply chain. For the latest news and updates, connect with AIM on LinkedInFacebook and follow @aimcomERPnews on Twitter. For more information go to http://www.aimcom.com.


 Products

  • AIM Mobility - Manufacturing Productivity Apps
    AIM Mobility Apps provide real-time input into AIM Vision ERP through an Android tablet and barcode scanner from the plant floor. Apps include MES, Shipping, Receiving, Clipboard, Physical Inventory, Warehouse Transfers, Consumption and Location Tracking....
     

  • Manufacturing happens on the plant floor and modern automotive manufacturers need the ability to input information using the latest hardware. AIM Mobility Apps provide a real-time method to input transactions into the AIM Vision ERP suite through an Android tablet and barcode scanner directly from the plant floor or hi-lo. The AIM Mobility App suite includes:

    • Mobility MES: Easily track and report out on various manufacturing execution systems, from time clock and work center tracking to load materials and printing directly to a Wi-Fi-enabled printer within the plant.
    • Shipping: Designed for Android tablets, the AIM Mobility Shipping App offers direct insight into the shipping floor for paperwork and direct shipping actions, all from the tablet.
    • Receiving: Manage both physical receiving and container movement from within the app.
    • Clipboard: Keep track of operator efficiencies, workcenter efficiencies and other critical information digitally, replacing paper production tags. Flexible enough to allow for unique clipboards by department, shift, zone or supervisor.  
    • Physical Inventory: Reduce the time it takes to perform physical or cycle counts using bar code labeled tags.  Real-time access to missed tags and inventory variances so analysis can be started
    • Container Move – production posting of material (but not labor and workcenter efficiencies), best used at quality inspection operations or when part number changes frequently.
    • Warehouse Transfers –used with inventory control to transfer lotted material from one warehouse to another
    • Consumption – removes remnant material lot quantities from inventory.
    • Location Tracking - allows you to track the storage location of anything from your inventory to your assets – not the “perfect” science of warehousing, but rather a way to track “where’s my stuff”.
  • AIM AutoCOR - EDI Order Management for Epicor ERP
    AutoCOR is an EDI & barcode label solution for automotive suppliers who use Epicor ERP to manage their business. Working with the Epicor ERP Demand Management module, it helps automotive suppliers comply with OEM and sub-tier EDI and barcode obligations....
     

  • AutoCOR is a turnkey EDI and barcode label solution for automotive production part suppliers who use Epicor ERP 10 to manage their business. Working in cooperation with Epicor ERP Demand Management module it helps automotive suppliers comply with OEM and Tier 1 & 2 obligations for EDI, bar code labeling and shipping paperwork, including MMOG/LE and IATF 16949:2016 requirements. Fundamentally, AutoCOR is a powerful EDI order management application that has OEM and Tier Supplier business logic embedded into the software. It takes the guess work out of sending and receiving electronic data communications.

    AutoCOR works with the Epicor Purchasing module to send supplier EDI requirement releases and manage inbound ASNs from suppliers for raw material and purchased parts.

    Epicor modules are used to manage manufacturing, scheduling, sales orders, inventory and financials.

    AutoCOR Highlights:

    • EDI translation, inbound and outbound (X.12, UN/EDIFACT, Odette, and VDA)
    • Reconciliation of multiple EDI requirements to a standard format
    • Processing of other EDI documents as required in the automotive industry
    • Returnable container management
    • Expendable container capture for invoicing
    • Standard Pack Rounding
    • Accum reporting
    • Alerts and Watchdogs
    • EDI and Bar Code Warranty
    • Certified by Honda and on the Approved EDI Provider List of all major OEMs and Tier 1 Suppliers

    AutoCOR Demand Management Process

    AutoCOR processes inbound EDI order requirements and kanban data, keeping track of the necessary order level details required for outbound EDI and package bar code labeling. Automotive industry logic for standard pack rounding, accum quantity management, kanban and order number / RAN management are applied before order quantities are integrated to the Epicor Demand Management module. Epicor applications are then used to perform Material Requirements Planning, Purchasing and Production.

    AutoCOR Supplier EDI Process

    The AutoCOR Supplier EDI Dashboard helps facilitate sending Material Releases for raw material and purchased parts to your suppliers. AutoCOR EDI is used to receive ASNs from your suppliers that feed into Epicor Receipt Entry which updates your part quantities in Inventory.

    AutoCOR Customer EDI Process

    The AutoCOR Shipping Lineup is used once product is ready to ship. It helps simplify the AIAG bar code labeling and shipping process by sending the ship quantities to the AutoCOR application so package and pallet labels can be created and scanned or assigned to create customer specific (OEM/Tier) shippers and ASNs. AutoCOR EDI is used to transmit electronic 856 Advanced Shipment Notifications and electronic 810 Invoices which updates the Epicor Inventory and Sales Order with quantities shipped and invoiced. Epicor is then used for all Financial Management processing.

    AutoCOR Integration Touchpoints:

    • AutoCOR attributes have been developed with minimal footprint within Epicor. This limited exposure to existing business logic makes integration easy to manage. Epicor tables serve as master tables for Customer and Ship To, Ship Via, Terms, UOM, Warehouse, Part and Supplier information with real-time synchronization to AutoCOR.
    • Administrators can use the Demand Workbench Alert Email field to identify the email addresses of people who should receive an alert when something unusual is detected in the processing of EDI data into the Demand Workbench. This allows companies to stay on top of timely EDI concerns.
    • On a customer by customer basis, schedulers can indicate if they want to process UNFIRM demands from Epicor Sales Orders to FIRM requirements so MRP can generate PO Suggestions for long lead time purchasing requirements which is helpful when using Supplier EDI.
    • The AutoCOR Unposted Demand Dashboard is used to review and automatically reprocess unposted demands to Epicor from AutoCOR. It uses criteria that replaces complex troubleshooting with clear, corrective action procedures.
    • The AutoCOR Supplier EDI Dashboard helps the user manage material quantities before being published to AutoCOR and subsequently sent as EDI purchase orders to suppliers. This tool allows you to split demands to different suppliers, address partial EDI demand initialization (order some but not all of the demand) and adjust delivery dates.
    • The AutoCOR Shipping Lineup Dashboard will automatically build shippers by Ship To Location and allow inclusion of past due quantities and packaging rounding to standard pack or full pallet, which are automotive industry best practices.
    • In order to meet automotive industry requirements the Combine Packing Slips on the Customer > Billing—Detail tab must remain off so that each Shipper/Packing Slip creates a separate invoice, ensuring a 1:1 relationship with the AutoCOR Shipper Number and Epicor Invoice Number. The “Pack ID” remains with full functionality in Epicor ERP.
    • All selling prices are maintained within Epicor, the AutoCOR EDI will obtain the current price before transmitting any electronic 810 Invoices.
    • An easy to access AutoCOR menu identifies all AutoCOR relevant setup and entry screens in one location, while AutoCOR Quick Searches will help you quickly locate and retrieve records processed via the AutoCOR application.

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