The Future Looks Bright for Manufacturing and Inventory Jobs
I don’t know about you, but when it comes to manufacturing and inventory, good news sometimes seems...
"Our old system was wildly inaccurate, by about 10% With millions of dollars' worth of inventory, that adds up quickly. Thanks to Scanco, we are now greater than 99% accurate."
“We are talking about a massive inventory! As an example, just in our Texas warehouse we have 6 million of a single axle in inventory. With over 10,000 parts and 1.5 million possible combinations, we had to have a solution with proven experience with that type of volume.”
“To manage our accounting, inventory, and manufacturing processes we were using a combination of QuickBooks, Excel, and an add-on to QuickBooks for bill of materials called NumberCruncher. Needless to say, this was not a good solution. There was a lot of manual work that had to be done and managing our inventory was extremely difficult and time consuming.”
“Scanco was an easy choice. I searched online and found two scanning companies. I called both and received immediate service from Scanco. After seeing Scanco’s barcoding solutions and the integration capabilities with our Sage 100 system, I was sold!”
“What we do would be next to impossible without JobOps (Operations Management),” says Carpenter. “It would be an overwhelmingly cumbersome manual process. With JobOps, we’re able to serve our customers and make money doing it."
Sage 100 and Operations Management manage all aspects of the company's operations, including manufacturing, distribution, and development. “The software minimizes the number of manual steps performed and, as a result, we can do more work with the same staff.”
“Most companies may wait until a project is completed before they start pulling the pieces together for billing,” Etzelmueller notes. “We’re now so organized that we can invoice the day the product ships, which has improved our cash flow.”
“What’s really valuable is how quickly we can provide job estimates,” Pope continued. “It’s so easy to make a piece of equipment that has the same features we sold to Customer XYZ but modify it for the needs of Customer ABC. We can make multiple versions of a piece of equipment and make minor variations to it. I can go into the system and put all the parts together, see what they cost, and then price it within minutes.”
“JobOps is the most important module on this system for us because it links purchase orders to sales orders. Our service department manager uses JobOps to track when parts come in so as to better monitor inventory. Perhaps the best part is that we can calculate profits and know which orders contribute most to our bottom line.”
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