Experiences with ERP
Job shops reach a point in their growth when they need to face the issue of information management. Here are links to 10 shops’ experiences with enterprise resource planning software.
Ergoseal’s production manager, George Lang, helped oversee the company’s ERP implementation. He says getting the entire staff into the habit of using the system took time, but it was worth it. Read more about Ergoseal by finding this company’s link in the list below.
Of all of the changes that Ergoseal put in place to prepare for its business to grow, implementing ERP was the most difficult. Badge-wearing, barcode-scanning, and interacting with a systemized approach to logging and accessing data became a part of the daily life of every employee.
But this change was arguably also the most necessary. The company had long since outgrown the point in which one company leader could keep tabs on all of the information vital to the shop’s daily efficiency. The company also recognized the risk of redundancy, error or lost time on the shop floor because of an employee not having easy access to needed information.
Job shops reach a point in their growth when they need to seriously consider ERP, says Dennis Gilhooley of Ultra Consultants. He wrote an article outlining what job shops should think about when evaluating these systems.
To get a glimpse of what other shops have done, see the list below. Each company name is a link to an article about that shop’s experience with ERP:
- A&F Machining and Manufacturing
- Adams Automatic
- CNC Industries
- K&E Plastics
- Nolte Precise Manufacturing
- Smith & Richardson
- Vanderhost Bros.