MRO Magazine

COMP Cams Enhances Inventory System With Powerful MRP Solution

June 21, 2016
By Business Wire News


VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.), a leading ERP software provider, today announced that COMP Cams, the Tennessee-based automotive manufacturer, is optimizing its inventory system with VAI’s Material Requirements Planning (MRP) solution. After installing VAI’s comprehensive MRP solution, COMP Cams has experienced a significant increase in inventory maintenance, accuracy and performance.

As one of Tennessee’s leading specialty performance automotive, motorcycle, and kart aftermarket parts manufacturer, COMP Cams has provided engine and drivetrain components for more than 35 years. As its market expanded, COMP Cams needed new IT solutions that would offer a clear view of historical data to accurately project how much inventory they will need in the future. With VAI’s MRP solution, now utilized by 100 percent of the company, COMP Cams is able to react much more rapidly to changes in customer demand.

“At COMP Cams, we play the role of both manufacturer and distributor, so the challenges we face and prepare for to meet customer demand are unique,” said Scott Miller, Vice President of Procurement at COMP Cams. “VAI’s MRP solution provides total inventory visibility, which leads to fewer resources invested in products that sit on shelves and, ultimately, improved customer service. We use VAI’s MRP solution daily to schedule everything from manufacturing the packaging to developing the finished goods. The powerful forecasting technology has resulted in increased purchasing by as much as 25 percent in some areas so that we are able to always meet customer demand.”

Although customer service is important for every industry, it’s particularly critical for manufacturers and distributors, whose customers range from large corporations down to individuals – all of whom expect on-time delivery of quality products. By maintaining accurate inventory levels with the VAI MRP solution, COMP Cams can continue to deliver stellar customer service by streamlining operations and communications for their employees.

“We are always delighted to work with companies like COMP Cams, who share the same values we do at VAI: a commitment to innovation, a focus on deep industry expertise and a dedication to serving our customers at the highest levels,” said Pete Zimmerman, manufacturing segment manager at VAI. “COMP Cams represents all three of those ideals. With more than three decades in the manufacturing and distribution industry, they know what it means to provide quality service. By implementing our MRP solution, they will enjoy unprecedented visibility into their inventory levels, helping them boost ROI and better respond to their customers’ evolving needs.”

About COMP Cams
For more than 35 years, the COMP Cams® mission has never changed: to produce the highest-performing products possible, provide customers with superior service, and to lead the industry in technological development. While the COMP Performance Group™ has grown to multiple companies and hundreds of employees, we still retain the competitive spirit and desire to be the very best that has positioned COMP Cams® as the absolute leader in valve train components.

About VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.)
VAI is a leading independent mid-market ERP software developer renowned for its flexible solutions and ability to automate critical business functions for the distribution, manufacturing, specialty retail and service sectors. An IBM Premier Business Partner, VAI is the 2012 IBM Beacon Award Winner for Outstanding Solutions for Midsize Businesses. VAI continues to innovate with new solutions that leverage analytics, business intelligence, mobility and cloud technology to help customers make more informed business decisions in real-time and empower their mobile workforces. VAI is headquartered in Ronkonkoma, NY with branch offices in Florida, Illinois and California. For more information, visit, follow @VAISoftware on Twitter or “like us” on

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