Tarkett Sports Canada Inc. (formerly Tarkett Fieldturf)

When it comes to artificial turf sports fields, Tarkett Sports is the most trusted brand in the industry. Whether its football, soccer, baseball, rugby or any other sport, Tarkett Sports fields provide athletes with the safety and performance they need to perform at their best, while giving field owners the durability they want to maximize the value of their investment.

Tarkett Sports is a world leader in artificial turf with over 20,000 installations worldwide.

 

Challenge

Tarkett acquired SYSPRO early in its startup and used it mainly as an order processing and financial solution.  As Tarkett grew at a rate of 20-30% per year, producing and installing over 400 artificial playing surfaces (e.g. football, soccer) per year, it became absolutely necessary to integrate the manufacturing process and gain better insight and control on the production cost.

 

Solutions

The solution was to add to the existing SYSPRO configuration to introduce additional modules to manage planning, production flow and even project-level costing and billing.

  • Quotation creation
  • Jobs and projects for won deals
  • Supply chain planning using the MRP module
  • Lot and serial-based manufacturing control to ensure proper selection of dye-lots and assist with sequencing of field installation.

 

Results

The resulting solution very much tailored for Tarkett’s operations has been since deployed throughout the Tarkett Sports group across multiple global entities, each benefiting from a clear understanding of the cost of each project.