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Process Improvement Consulting Gives Odyssey Medical a Firm Foundation

Back in 2008, Odyssey Medical bought E2 from Shoptech and planned on using it to improve their shop. Then, as can happen with good intentions, their plan fell through. The system was not fully implemented and because of that, did not help their shop as much as it could have. In 2013, new owners acquired the ...

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ERP Software — What Can It Do for a Shop Like Mine?

With recent optimism in the manufacturing industry, you might be one of many small to mid-size businesses looking to capitalize on the upward trend happening in the marketplace. From growing your employee base to reaching out to new prospects to adding new equipment, many companies are searching for opportun...

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Buying Guide: Get Only Features You Need – Part 4/4

This is the final installment in our blog series about what to consider when buying an ERP system. The previous posts were ERP Benefits and Capabilities, Vetting the Software, and Vetting the Vendor. It is almost inevitable that ERP systems will offer more functions than your shop needs. It’s easy to get s...

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Buying Guide: Vetting the Vendor – Part 3/4

This is the third blog post in a series about what to consider when looking for a new ERP system. The first blog post was about ERP benefits and capabilities, and the second post was about vetting the software. This post is about vetting the software vendor. When vetting a vendor, you want to check their ref...

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Buying Guide: Vetting the Software – Part 2/4

This is the second installment in a series about what to consider when looking for a new ERP system. In the last post, we discussed ERP benefits and capabilities for your shop. In this post, we’ll explore some of the key points in vetting the ERP software you’re considering. The software needs to be easy...

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Buying Guide: ERP Benefits and Capabilities – Part 1/4

As technology advances in other areas of our lives, it makes more and more sense to get the benefits from technology in your shop. Some of you may already have an ERP system, but some of you may not. If you want to remain competitive, it is essential that you have the most up-to-date ERP system you can get. ...

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What the ISO Update Means for Your Shop

If you are currently ISO certified, then you already know that on September 15th of this year, the 9001:2008 version of ISO will no longer be valid, and you will need to update to ISO 9001:2015. After ISO released their most updated version of ISO 9001 in 2015, they gave users 3 years to update, and that end...

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Understanding the 2 Most Important Factors in Seeing More Profits

Do you truly know what it costs your company to run a job or manufacture a part? Most shop owners think they do but if you’ve not done a thorough audit of your business and are relying on that monthly income statement to measure your success, you could be losing new business and profits. To be competitive, ...

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3 Ways to Prepare for the Labor Shortage

You probably know that there are more manufacturing jobs than there are people to fill them now. However, you might not know how large the labor shortage will be. By 2025, the US is projected to need 3.5 million manufacturing jobs filled but only be able to fill 1.5 million. This will leave 2 million manufac...

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New Generation of Shop Owners Prefer Cloud ERP

As a job shop gets passed down the generations, the way it’s run changes. When a shop first opens, it is small, with only a couple of people working at it. It starts in someone’s garage or a small work space. Then, as the shop gets more successful, they start to hire more people and move into a bigger spa...

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