[ Thanks to Steven J.
Vaughan-Nichols for this link. ]
“Acquisitions sparked growth at automotive-productions company
PerTronix, but also led to disconnected order-management and
inventory systems. An open-source planning setup allowed the
company to shift its operations–and save money.
“By Acquiring a competitor in 2000, and another in 2005,
PerTronix Performance Products amassed a wide-ranging portfolio of
automotive exhaust and ignition products…”