Landoll Corporation Seeing Big Results From Costimator Software


Program has sped up cost estimating process nearly 70%

(West Springfield – February 19, 2012) - When the Landoll Corporation (Marysville, Kansas) chose MTI Systems, Inc. ( Costimator software back in 2007 to better streamline their cost-estimating process, they figured they had made a strong decision, but didn't figure the returns would be as significant as they have been.

Over the course of the past five years, the company has experienced a 70% faster turnaround time on their estimates, as well as reaping the benefits of more accurate quotations.

"We found that with Costimator, they could produce consistently accurate estimates, regardless of their manufacturing experience."

The Landoll Corporation designs, fabricates, finishes and markets a varied product line of light and heavy equipment in the transportation, material handling & agricultural industries. Over the years, Landoll has worked with a wide-range of high-profile companies, including John Deere, FMC, Snorkel, Caterpillar, Altec and Monosem. The company manufactures a diverse range of products, including earthmoving equipment and heavy equipment trailers in the farming industry to tactical vehicles for the US Air Force, Army and Navy.

"The best thing about Costimator is that even when the end-user has minimal computer experience or limited manufacturing knowledge – he or she can use the program," said Landoll Manufacturing Engineering supervisor Alan Koch. "Our cost estimators work in a time-sensitive and highly competitive manufacturing environment. We found that with Costimator, they could produce consistently accurate estimates, regardless of their manufacturing experience. The software was incredibly accessible in that sense."

Read their Case study – "Costimator Software Leads To 70% Faster Turnaround for Landoll Corporation" for more information on how this cost-estimating software helped to boost their ability to quote faster and more accurately.

Costimator estimating software was originally was designed to serve as a platform to make cost-estimating more effective for part suppliers, including those who do machining, fabricating and assembly. The program helps manufacturers, quickly and accurately, estimate cycle times and determines the manufacturing cost for parts and assemblies -- based on the capabilities of their equipment and their shop rates. Today, the software is also being used by many of the world's largest OEMs in a wide variety of industries including defense, aerospace, medical, heavy equipment, automotive and consumer product.

The Costimator database provides real-world manufacturing information that users can reference and work from. This makes estimating, quoting, and creating cost models faster while also ensuring that cost estimates are more consistent and accurate. The tool also enables companies to add, modify and update their own data, resulting in a faster, more streamlined process helping to meet their future growth needs.

About MTI Systems Inc.

MTI Systems, Inc. offers cost estimating, quoting and process planning software and services for the manufacturing industry – providing solutions for suppliers and OEMs. Costimator has been implemented at over 1,400 companies worldwide resulting in over 12,000 trained users -- since its inception in 1982. Contact Information: MTI Systems, Inc., 1111 Elm Street, Suite 6, West Springfield, Massachusetts, 01089, USA, Phone 413-733-1972, email: [email protected], or visit their cost estimating software product page to learn more about Costimator.

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