Shop Automation in the Front Office

This article speaks to the success one shop had in automating its ERP system using a new software package.

Helen Johnson and her son, Mike Johnson

Co-founder Helen Johnson and her son, Mike Johnson, own Alliance Broach & Tool. The company has used ERP software to manage the business for 20 years, and the Johnsons understand the need to keep current technological advances.

In much of manufacturing when the term “automation” is mentioned, most will index to robots, pallets, conveyors and other shopfloor hardware used to simplify production flow. And while those things and more are within the preview of automation, so are functions that are needed to run the business.

The article “Leveraging ERP Software for Continued Growth” speaks to the success one shop had in automating its ERP system using a new software package. Often, the results of an investment in more current software show up as dramatically as hardware investments on the shop’s bottom line.

A key to the successful change-over from one ERP software system to another is the ability to adapt the new system to the operational needs of the business. In such cases, one size most definitely does not fit all applications.

Read “Leveraging ERP Software for Continued Growth” to learn about how this manufacturer of custom broaches successfully transitioned from one ERP system to another and in the process saw a huge difference in its profitability.