On-Demand Webinar

How Hearth and Home Technologies saved hundreds of hours through process improvement with Elementum

with Hearth and Home experts Joshua Cagle, VP Supply Chain and Toni Erickson, Technologies Supplier Quality Manager.

What strengthens the supply chain?

Its current weak links are multiple, shared data points that lead to a scatter-shot approach, adding complexity to communication and problem solving. This makes detecting and resolving supply chain concerns time-consuming and complicated. How can this be helped?

Responding in time to the demands of the market can be difficult, and the whole supply chain sector faces this difficulty, but being able to identify the core causes of these challenges allows supply chain professionals to make long-term commitments to change. So, what’s the quick fix for long-term progress?

Meeting our champions at Hearth and Home Technologies

Elementum has partnered with Hearth and Home Technologies for the last two years, register today to learn how Hearth and Home works in collaboration with Gemtron and explore these key points

  • How HHT improved capturing and resolving over 5000 issues in eighteen months – and expect to see more in the coming year.

  • When they consolidated quality and part related data to a single source of truth, releasing their team from excel spreadsheets, Access database, multiple SharePoints, common drives, and e-mails.

  • What improved communication and permanent quality records in their single, easily searchable, go-to location.

  • How they used data to reduce non-conformance across its supplier network by 15%

  • Insights into HHT’s and Gemtron’s processes to resolve non-conformances 40% faster through real-time identification and collaboration

Elementum offers a solution

Elementum provides a single source of truth with automated workflows and notifications, coupled with insights and analytics to eliminate the old-fashioned way: exporting to CSVs, long chains of CC-emails, everyday stand-up meetings. Let’s find a more efficient way to do business.

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About the Speakers

Joshua Cagle, VP Supply Chain

Josh is responsible for leading Hearth & Home Technologies’ global supply chain.  The role includes leading the development and execution of supply chain strategy for S&OP, procurement, supply chain quality, import/export compliance, freight, and distribution.  Prior to Hearth & Home Josh worked in a variety of roles in finance, supply chain, and general management.

Toni Erickson, Technologies Supplier Quality Manager

Toni is responsible for the development, implementation and sustainability of the Supplier Quality Management system including standardized supplier approvals/assessments, part approvals, performance and development plans to ensure suppliers meet stakeholder and customer requirements through quality systems and process controls.  Toni works with domestic and international suppliers, multiple manufacturing plants and distribution centers. Toni is a Six Sigma Blackbelt, silver certified in Lean Management Systems, and certified ISO auditor. 

About the Companies

Hearth and Home Technologies

Hearth & Home Technologies is the world’s leading producer and installer of hearth products. Together, the Hearth & Home Technologies family of brands offers a product line unsurpassed in its breadth, including a full array of appliances designed to incorporate the very latest in materials and technology, offered through multiple retail and new construction channels.


Gemtron was established in 1988 to provide low cost, highly-reliable manufacturing, design support and project management. For more than twenty years, Gemtron has provided support to successful businesses across Asia. Managing every aspect of manufacturing and design for full project management of turn-key projects in the electronics, metal enclosures, optical devices and plastic injection molding industries. Gemtron also provides engineering expertise for products used in rapidly developing technologies such as solar and innovations in medical applications.

There’s managing complexity, and then there’s harnessing complexity. Elementum enables us to navigate supply chain interdependencies, anticipate opportunities, and unlock operational efficiencies.

— Jim Rowan
Former Chief Executive Officer