MADISON, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
a worldwide leader in document
process automation solutions and pioneer in cloud
computing, today announced it has been selected by Esterline’sKirkhill-TA facility in Valencia, CA, a leading manufacturer of clamping
systems for civilian and military aviation, to streamline order
management using Esker’s Order
Processing automation solution.
Faster processing: Based on its own internal studies of
processing time, Esterline’s Kirkhill-TA facility is saving 4-5
minutes per order with Esker (a savings of 800-1,000 hours annually).
Improved productivity: Fewer manual processing tasks allow
employees to focus more time on meeting the aerospace industry’s
stringent compliance requirements.
Business scalability:Esterline’s Kirkhill-TA facility
has been able to maintain the same number of employees for order
processing, even with order activity on the rise.
Future improvements: With Esker’s flexibility, Esterline’s
Kirkhill-TA facility can extend its use of document automation to
other areas of business as needed while maintaining business
With increasing competitive pressures in the aerospace industry forcing
companies to do more with less, and Esterline’s ongoing commitment to
“lean” practices, Esterline’s Kirkhill-TA facility focused on improving
its order management process. Instead of printing out and handling
incoming purchase order documents and manually routing the documents for
audit and scanning, Esker has allowed Esterline’s Kirkhill-TA facility
to completely eliminate paper from the process with automated scan, file
and archiving capabilities. The initiative has allowed the company to
reduce waste, improve efficiency and process an increasing volume of
incoming orders while maintaining current staffing levels.
“Even though order storage was already digitized, we were still moving a
lot of paper around when it came to document retrieval, printing,
delivery and scanning,” said Larry Levey, Customer Service Manager at
Esterline’s Kirkhill-TA facility. “Our organization is very dedicated to
‘lean’ practices so it made sense to pursue a solution for improving
For Levey, one of the biggest factors in choosing Esker was the Esker
Americas User Conference (EAUC). “It became clear very quickly that
Esker was far and away superior to any other solution we looked into —
particularly in terms of functionality and ease of use,” said Levey.
“EAUC was a great learning opportunity, and even led to an onsite visit
Medical to see what Esker did for them.”
Since solution delivery, Esterline’s Kirkhill-TA facility has achieved a
number of benefits including:
Esterline’s Kirkhill-TA facility plans to expand the use of Esker to its
Brea facility, which has a similar order process flow to Valencia with
larger order volumes (20,000-25,000 orders annually). Levey added,
“Esker delivered everything we wanted and more the first round, and
we’re expecting no less moving forward. We’re excited to expand our lean
practices and maximize order processing efficiency.”
Esterline Corporation is a leading worldwide supplier to the aerospace
and defense industry, specializing in three core areas: Avionics &
Controls, Sensors & Systems, and Advanced Materials. Operations within
the Avionics & Controls segment focus on high-technology electronics
products for military and commercial aircraft and land- and sea-based
military vehicles, secure communications receivers, systems and
components, specialized medical equipment, and other industrial
applications. The Sensors & Systems segment includes operations that
produce high-precision temperature and pressure sensors, electrical
power distribution equipment, harsh-environment connectors and other
related systems principally for aerospace and defense
customers. Operations within the Advanced Materials segment focus on
technologies including high-temperature resistant materials and
components used for a wide range of military and commercial aerospace
purposes and combustible ordnance and electronic warfare countermeasure
Esker is a worldwide leader in document process automation solutions.
Addressing all types of business processes, from accounts payable and
accounts receivable to order processing and procurement, Esker cloud
computing solutions enable companies to automate the reception,
processing and sending of any business document with one platform. Esker
helps over 80,000 companies around the world to reduce the use of paper
and eliminate manual processes while improving their productivity,
efficiency and environmental impact.
With 41.1 million euros in sales revenue in 2013, Esker operates in
North America, Latin America Europe and Asia Pacific with global
headquarters in Lyon, France, and U.S. headquarters in Madison,
Wisconsin. Esker is listed on the NYSE Alternext in Paris (Code ISIN
FR0000035818). For more information, visit www.esker.com.
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conversation on the Esker blog at www.quitpaper.com.
Gina Leranth, (608) 828-6141
Emmanuel Olivier, 33 (0)4 72 83 46 46
Source: Esker, Inc.