Automotive & Aerospace
Data & AI Strategy,
UX & UI Design,
Custom Software Development
Holding things together is big business. The global fastener industry includes nuts, bolts, screws, pins, adhesives and more. It’s fast paced and competitive with low profit margins.
Nedschroef is a leader and renowned for supplying the automotive and aviation industries with cold-forged fasteners that are heavy duty and high quality. Founded in the Netherlands in 1894, the company grew rapidly. Now it has factories in Europe, China and the United States and employs brilliant engineers dedicated to building customized fastener solutions for clients.
“Thanks to Sclable, quoting projects is far more standardized and rational. They managed to understand key details while keeping our overall goals in-sight. The resulting software solution gives our team an unprecedented overview about the status and success of our quotation process.“
In short, Nedschroef wasn’t being paid for a lot of their work!
The project team also found that the problem was compounded by the high complexity of Nedschroef’s internal processes. Fragmented by geography, the company’s engineering methods and knowledge were distributed amongst different factories, or lost when engineers moved on from the company.
Nedschroef needed a swift and standardized quoting system. With it, they could improve new business uptake, increase profit margins, and implement a structured way of working company wide.
End-to-end digitalized quoting.
Working in close collaboration with Nedschroef, the project team developed a digitalized quoting system. Powered by customized software, it centralizes the knowledge of Nedschroef’s global workforce. It also employs Machine-Learning-enhanced information extraction to analyze and parse data sent to sales by potential clients, extract applicable project details from past quotes, and generate a shortlist of capable factories. Nedschroef calls it the “Dream Factory”.
What we achieved together
Once spread across factories and employees, know-how is now consolidated.
Existing quotes are now mined instead of reinventing the wheel with each request.
Structured quoting is now used across factories, improving efficiency.
System shortlists factories for projects. Only those are sent quote requests, reducing double work.
Data and knowledge vital to generating accurate quotes is now easily accessible to everyone.
Effort spent sourcing knowledge, extracting data and creating quotes from scratch is reduced.
Nedschroef’s job is holding things together.
To do this better, Sclable needed to bring them together. By taking the time to deeply understand Nedschroef, their new quoting system is more than customized software. It is driving fundamental change in how Nedschroef employees work. Once unstructured, disconnected and opaque, there is now ONE source of information and ONE way of quoting projects.
With day-to-day quoting streamlined, Nedschroef now has the time to focus on its clients’ complex projects.