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Leading Furniture Manufacturer Selects VAI S2K to Manage Manufacturing and Distribution Needs From One Integrated System

VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.), a leading ERP software provider announced that Dickson Furniture International and Dickson Furniture Manufacturers are leveraging VAI’s S2K Enterprise Resource Planning Software to streamline business processes, with the goal of significantly improving customer relationships. Parent company Dickson Industries, LLC, selected VAI to undergo a three-phased implementation to help their operating companies manage their complex manufacturing and distribution needs such as inventory planning, purchasing and logistics from one integrated system.

In the first phase, Dickson Furniture International went live May 2012 with the S2K distribution modules. Dickson Furniture International imports furniture from many different locations around the world, including China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia and Mexico. Due to its significant distribution business and complicated purchasing and inventory planning needs, the company required a fully integrated ERP solution to manage these processes across their entire supply chain. Furthermore, it wanted to manipulate inventory data and forecasting as efficiently as possible.

“For over 35 years, our customers have relied on Dickson to produce and deliver high-quality furniture, with better lead times and cost of our competitors,” said Doug Mueller, president and CEO, Dickson Industries, LLC. “VAI’s reputation as a strong mid-market player coupled with its robust, integrated ERP solution made them the best choice to restructure and optimize our manufacturing and distribution processes. Now we can continue to deliver on our promise and maintain the exceptional customer relationships we’ve worked so hard to build. We will now work on getting Dickson Furniture Manufacturers live by September as well as the Web interface for our customers by the end of the year.”

“Dickson is a testament to the power and effectiveness of our integrated ERP solution,” said VAI CEO Bob Vormittag. “Our flexible and user-friendly solutions are a perfect fit for mid-market customers like Dickson, as they are able to build a solution that addresses their most specific and pressing issues.”

About Dickson Furniture

Dickson Furniture Manufacturers is a US manufacturer of high quality student housing, hospitality and contract furniture. Dickson Furniture Manufacturer’s sister company, Dickson Furniture International, builds great styles of bedroom, dining and upholstery at a great value primarily for the retail trade. Recently, Dickson Industries purchased Dickson Furniture Manufacturers and Dickson Furniture International to become the dominate player in its market segments. Dickson Industries are head quartered in Houston, TX. For more information please visit