Case Study: The Macomb Group
About The Macomb Group
With 18 locations in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky and Tennessee, The Macomb Group is ranked in the “Top Ten” nationally as a wholesale distributor of pipes, valves and fittings (PVF).
For The Macomb Group, a leading distributor of pipe fittings and valves, their workflow was paper intensive — generating over 4 million documents per year.
This led to a vicious cycle of storing and moving files to new locations every six months. The amount of accumulated documents was so bad that Macomb's CIO, Jeff Fouchia, decided the company needed to find a better way to manage its information. In addition to improved document management, the company wanted to:
Save money, conserve energy and become more productive.
Replace a paper-based workflow with a digital one.
Reduce the space required for documents both on and off site
After looking at a number of potential partners, Macomb decided that our solutions’ functionality, simple workflows, seamless integration with their Enterprise Resource Planning software, and competitive price helped us stand out from the rest.
Digitizing documents was the key to reducing the company’s paper volume.
To do that, we distributed approximately 40 multifunction printers (MFPs) throughout the company’s locations, as well as a standalone scanner at its headquarters. This system helped The Macomb Group:
Scan invoices and checks.
Help meet regulatory compliance standards.
Capture critical documents associated with a sales order.
As an added bonus, Macomb has the ability to digitally enhance documents that become soiled or damaged in their factory. And if an employee needs a file, what they need is now just a few clicks away.