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It's the superb functionality of Supply and Demand that makes Global Shop Solutions so powerful.
VP of OperationsCal-Weld
Global Shop Solutions has helped us succeed in inventory management and control. In the first three months of implementing Global Shop, we dropped our inventory six
General Manager Martin's Wood Products
We selected Global Shop Solutions for its production management, forecasting and customization capabilities.
ControllerSuperior Metal Products, Inc.
The Advanced Planning and Scheduling module now allows ICI to see all materials and labor attached to one job up to the minute, accurately and timely.
General Manager Idaho Correctional Industries
Global Shop Solutions makes the ISO Cert process, as quick, paperless and accurate as possible.
VP of OperationsCalifornia Gasket and Rubber Co
Global Shop Solutions allows me to manage my business from anywhere.
We're currently using Global Shop Solutions in so many areas of the business that there's very little paper left anywhere.
Director of ITGalaxy Technologies
Having one integrated system eliminates the time and effort required to retrieve information located in different areas of the company.
Manufacturing is all about putting the quote together, building the router and BOM, and then building the product. Global Shop Solutions excels at all of these things and more.
Vice President of Sales and MarketingGemini Plastics, Inc.
All our competitors were using Global Shop Solutions, and they all talked about how the company was constantly updating and improving the software.
General ManagerHMC Instrument and Machine Works, Ltd
We now average 99.9% accuracy on inventory, including work in progress with Global Shop Solutions.
ControllerMagnus Precision Manufacturing, Inc.
With Global Shop Solutions, we've reduced raw materials inventory by 20% without disrupting our two-week lead time.
IT/Systems ManagerBerlin Gardens
You can tell that Global Shop Solutions has built their system by listening to their customers and not to their competitors.
I like the fact that Global Shop Solutions continues to work hard at staying ahead of us by constantly adding new features to the system.
Production ManagerBazz Houston
Since implementing Global Shop Solutions, we've been able to streamline processes and generate the information we need to remain agile and react quickly in a fast-paced and ever-changing business segment.
Having precise data has improved our manufacturing processes as well as our inventory management.
Applications Support ManagerHi-Vac Corporation
You can't manage what you can't see, and Global Shop Solutions makes it easier and faster to see what's happening out on the shop floor.
Global Shop Solutions is light years ahead of our old accounting software. No matter what you're looking for, you can get your answer with one click of the mouse.
ControllerFrederick's Machine and Tool
Global Shop Solutions has helped Calnetix become the business we are today because of its ease of use and flexibility.
Chief Financial OfficerCalnetix Technologies
Global Shop Solutions gives us a much better feel for capacity planning to help allocate our people and resources.
PresidentVersatile Wood Solutions
The flexibility of Global Shop Solutions stands out. It gives you so many ways to look at information.
IT ManagerCreed Monarch
The improved ability to dispatch work orders and control material flow has made a huge impact on our job costing and our overall efficiency.
ERP AdministratorMiddleville Tool & Die Co., Inc.
Having all the data in one centralized system enables us to communicate more effectively between individuals, departments and customers.
Customer Liaison/Global Shop Solutions AdministratorBendon Gear and Machine, Inc.
With Global Shop Solutions, we know exactly what we have in inventory and how long we can keep it there.
Director of OperationsIVD Research
With Global Shop Solutions, we can track every step of the process from order entry to purchasing to the invoice of product.
IT and Purchasing ManagerTMCO
Since implementing Global Shop Solutions, we've been able to grow the business by 30% without increasing our admin headcount.
PresidentArcher Advanced Rubber Components
Since implementing Global Shop Solutions, we have experienced a 50% reduction in finished goods and WIP inventories, and a 20% reduction in raw materials inventory.
Director of OperationsForma-Fab Metals
The #1 benefit of Global Shop Solutions is the seamless flow of information it produces throughout the company.
CFOAllied Power Group
We've doubled our revenue since implementing Global Shop Solutions, but we have only added two office staff to the operation.
Our customers demand speed to market, and thanks to Global Shop Solutions we can provide that.
CFOHarding Display Corp
Global Shop Solutions helped us become more efficient internally so we can provide faster, better service to our customers.
IT ManagerManufacturing Resource Group
With Global Shop Solutions, we can easily identify the cost of quality for every job.
IT ManagerWatson Grinding & Manufacturing
Global Shop Solutions' ability to identify problems and fix mistakes live, rather than after the job is finished, gives us a real competitive edge.
Operations ManagerDumur Industries
Since implementing Global Shop Solutions, we have improved on-time delivery rates by a robust 20 to 30 percent.
Vice President of ManufacturingFullerton Tool Company
Scheduling combined with the EDI module has been fantastic.
Vice PresidentConcise Industries
Since implementing Global Shop Solutions, Tiger Tool has reduced inventory carrying costs by 27%, and back-orders from 3% to zero.
ControllerTiger Tool International
With Global Shop Solutions, I know exactly what my costs are, where my margins come from, and where I need to improve.
Founder/PresidentCraftsman Specialty Products
Prior to implementing Global Shop Solutions, we used to run behind schedule on almost every job. Now we almost never fall behind.
PresidentBecker Electronics, Inc.
Global Shop Solutions gave us a faster, more standardized process for router creation, which helped streamline production and move jobs through the shop floor quicker.
ERP AdministratorFabricating Specialties, Ltd.
Customer service is a huge positive with Global Shop Solutions.
Head of ITLoadmaster Derrick & Equipment
Global Shop Solutions enables us to be more proactive because we know we're not going to run out of materials.
ManagerUniversity of Western Ontario
Global Shop Solutions has significantly reduced the amount of paper while totally eliminating duplicate data entry.
Executive ManagementQTA Machining, Inc.
Global Shop Solutions has helped Miller Welding succeed because it has made us a more efficient company.
Vice President of Sales and MarketingMiller Welding and Machine
Global Shop Solutions allows us to compete more effectively because we really understand our costs.
Vice PresidentPrime Machine
Global Shop Solutions has really helped us with on-time delivery - we're now at about 96%.
Quality DirectorSolar Spring and Wire Forms
Now we can efficiently manage materials and finished goods, including our mobile inventories.
Vice President/CFOSimpson Performance Products
Global Shop Solutions is a powerful business management tool, made even better by its remarkable customization features.
Manufacturing ManagerMeltric Corporation
Global Shop Solutions most important benefit is its ability to facilitate a smooth flow of information throughout the company.
General Manager Gearench
Combine the integration of data with the flexibility of the system to adapt to our unique needs, and the system is literally transforming the way we do business.
Applications Engineering ManagerVonberg Valve, Inc.
With Global Shop Solutions, we can track costs in real time, so that as soon as a job ships we know how much it cost.
Director of Business DevelopmentLeiden Cabinet Company
We are regularly audited on our inventory control processes to ensure everything is accounted for. Without Global Shop Solutions, that process would be next to impossible.
Inventory AccountantMachining Technologies, Inc.
The ability to track every job step by step - in real time - has enabled us to improve on-time delivery from 75% to the current high of 98%.
We've improved overall labor efficiency by 10%, generating significant savings on our labor costs.
Plant ManagerRAM Precision Industries
Global Shop Solutions gives us a really good idea of where we need to work more to make things more efficient.
PresidentCorilam Fabricating Company
The graphical scheduling of machines in the Advanced Planning & Scheduling module makes it easy to see where we stand with capacity.
Chief Technical OfficerCox Machine
Global Shop Solutions gives us solid data that we can rely on, and it does it in real time.
Founder Neptune Research, Inc.
Since implementing Global Shop Solutions, inventory accuracy has climbed from 70% to 99.8%.
General Manager Spirit Manufacturing, Inc.
We know exactly what's going on in the shop floor at any given time, which allows us to make better management decisions.
Business Development ManagerCompac Furniture
Global Shop Solutions lets you step out of the traditional box and give all these functions to one person.
Owner/PresidentAll Axis Machining
Our improved accuracy in overtime planning saves our company thousands of overtime hours.
Advanced Planning & Scheduling gives us the ability to execute more effectively and make appropriate staffing decisions whether planning for the short term or 12 months down the road.
Plant ManagerGear Motions
We have better integration and cash flow by using Global Shop Solutions.
Vice PresidentAutomation Tool & Die, Inc.
Quality control is faster, easier and more accurate with Global Shop Solutions.
Production Control/IT ManagerCAP & Associates, Inc.
The flow of the shop has improved tremendously with Global Shop Solutions.
Vice PresidentH&R Manufacturing and Supply
Global Shop Solutions keeps us from promising things we can't do.
Director of LogisticsEnoch Manufacturing
Global Shop Solutions' Supply and Demand module is an invaluable lifeline to what's going on in the company.
Senior Account Manager Monti, Inc.
Global Shop Solutions has helped M&H succeed because they try harder than any other software company to keep their relationships with their customers strong.
Administrative Vice PresidentM&H Engineering
Compared to what we put into Global Shop Solutions, we get a ten-fold return.
CEOArc Designs, Inc.
Global Shop Solutions gives us more confidence in the accuracy of the numbers.
ERP AdministratorFast Manufacturing
We chose Global Shop Solutions because it gave us everything we were looking for, all wrapped up into one integrated system.
Purchasing ManagerZephyr Products, Inc.
Global Shop Solutions truly lets you know your business. It gives you good data that's easy to track.
VP of Engineering and SalesShickel Machine Shop
Global Shop Solutions cut the loading time for our contract reviews by two-thirds.
IT ManagerCertified Metal Finishing
The two people who used to manually track the report now spend their time on other activities. It's all handled within Global Shop Solutions.
Global Shop Solutions AdministratorMac Machine
The efficiency we gained through Global Shop Solutions results in better customer relations.
Operations ManagerCustom Rubber Products
Global Shop Solutions is a superb management tool. We couldn't live without it!
Director of OperationsA.B. Heller Precision Machining
That's one of the real advantages of Global Shop Solutions - the ability to customize the system to do things the way we want without a lot of time or expense.
General ManagerGoetsch's Welding & Machine, Inc.
Between APS and the dashboard we use to track on-time delivery, we can see the status of all open jobs and react to any problems in real time. We've been able to improve on-time delivery by 22%.
Engineering and Quality Assurance ManagerJensen Metal Products
Since implementing Global Shop Solutions, we've seen a 50% improvement in on-time delivery.
Production Engineer/Global Shop Solutions AdministratorRK Mechanical, Inc.
Global Shop Solutions allowed us to speed up virtually every process by eliminating our handwritten documentation. And for the first time, we had real visibility into what was happening on the shop floor.
President and General ManagerP&S Machining and Fabrication
Global Shop Solutions is a real time saver because we no longer have to rely on a person to remember where all the parts are in the warehouse.
VP of Sales and ManufacturingDeJong Manufacturing
Our business has grown 50% in the past three years, but our indirect costs are exactly the same.
President & CEOEptam Plastics
Since implementing Global Shop Solutions, Wilshire has grown more than 1,200% with 99.4% on-time delivery and a quality rating that is near-perfect.
Global Shop Solutions is simple to use, and we liked the fact that we can easily get any information we need out of the system.
Director of Business DevelopmentCleveland Punch & Die
Without Global Shop Solutions' Advanced Planning and Scheduling module, you might as well be wearing blinders.
Engineering/Quality ManagerFabCorp, Inc.
Before, we didn't have this visibility of data. With Global Shop Solutions, I can see where we stand from a cost standpoint and, more importantly, why.
IT AdministratorICF Industries, Inc.
We're very, very lean as a company, and we're lean because of Global Shop Solutions.
ChairmanLiberty Brass Turning Company
The biggest benefit of Global Shop Solutions is that it forces you to become more disciplined as a business, not just in what you do, but in how you do it, how you analyze data, and how you act on that information.
Director of OperationsL&T Precision
With Global Shop Solutions, move tickets are faster and more accurate than the traditional bar-coded work order.
IT ManagerThomas Instrument
From order entry and scheduling to the general ledger, business intelligence and sales analysis, we use every module in Global Shop Solutions.
Financial ManagerRugo Machine Shop Services
We saved thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours of labor time with Global Shop Solutions by not having to shut down for two whole weeks while we count inventory.
IT/IS ManagerMUM Industries, Inc.
With Global Shop Solutions, we have more time to spend on the high-level parts of our jobs that really bring value to the customer and to the business.
Director of ITMidland Metal Products
With Global Shop Solutions, our shipping process is much faster and simpler.
Director of Software ApplicationsBuffalo Filter
With Global Shop Solutions, we can easily track jobs from beginning to end because everyone has access to the same data.
Head SchedulerPlains Fabrication
Global Shop Solutions is so user-friendly. You can easily track your data.
Implementation TeamPrecision Edge Surgical Products
Thanks to Global Shop Solutions' seamless integration with SolidWorks, BOMs are now built automatically with just a few clicks of the mouse.
IT ManagerPS Doors
Without question, we're a more efficient company because of Global Shop Solutions.
VP / General ManagerBasic Concepts, Inc.
The best part is having complete visibility of what's happening on the shop floor in real time.
OwnerPioneer Service Inc.
Global Shop Solutions provides complete transparency throughout the company.
Co-OwnerSpindle, Stairs & Railings
Global Shop Solutions' Advanced Planning and Scheduling module is the best in the business.
System Engineer AdministratorAllstate Tool Die
I set out to find an affordable ERP system that we could use out of the box but could also grow with our company. After researching several different ERP systems, Global Shop Solutions clearly stood out from the rest.
VP of OperationsGreat Western Valve
With Global Shop Solutions, we can now measure results properly in every area of the business, and have more confidence in the accuracy of those results.
The best thing about Global Shop Solutions is that it gives us great visibility. Whether it's scheduling, purchasing, or inventory, the whole shop is a lot easier to run with Global Shop Solutions.
Business Development ManagerRiver Steel
Global Shop Solutions has helped us grow from one plant...to four plants globally.
VP of Global Information SystemsHumanetics
With Global Shop Solutions' bin-to-bin tracking, we know exactly where every piece of material is 100% of the time.
IT ManagerWalnut Creek Planing
The elaborate reporting functionality lets us view our data from many different angles, allowing us to make truly informed decisions in real time.
Production & IT ManagerPa-Ted Spring Company, LLC
Global Shop Solutions' Advanced Planning and Scheduling module makes scheduling faster and more accurate.
Operations ManagerAccurate Control Company
We chose Global Shop Solutions for a lot of reasons, but mainly for its superb inventory control and job costing capabilities.
IT ManagerFoam Design, Inc.
Global Shop Solutions gives us a lot more control over managing inventory costs.
Vice PresidentC.E. Smith, Inc.
Global Shop Solutions displays the data in a clear, easy-to-understand format so operators know at all times where they stand.
What I like best about Global Shop Solutions is their relentless customer focus.
CEOHawkeye Industries, Inc.
Before we never had the shop floor control we needed to really grow our business. With Global Shop Solutions, we now have it.
Chief Financial OfficerFoundation Systems & Anchors
It used to take four people two days to complete a full physical inventory count. With Global Shop Solutions, it takes three hours.
Operations ManagerMetallic Products Corporation
We now have the ability to get as deep as you can in details.
Planning and Scheduling ManagerFIMA
Global Shop Solutions allows us to ensure all three locations do the same things the same way all the time.
One of the real strengths of Global Shop Solutions is that it makes our financial status easily visible at any time.
Engineering ManagerBristol Machine Works
Global Shop Solutions is a real user-friendly system for all of our people out on the shop floor.
Vice PresidentTurbo Components & Engineering
With Global Shop Solutions, we can see the bottom line costs of jobs as soon as they're finished.
System AdministratorCustom Manufacturing and Polishing, Inc.
We know our inventory costs because we always know what we have on hand thanks to Global Shop Solutions.
Vice President of OperationsSigma Fasteners
The fact that Global Shop Solutions is fully integrated has been its best attribute for us and what we do.
Chief Financial OfficerPanoramic, Inc.
We reduced accounting department overhead, which add that up over 10 years and we're close to a million dollars in savings as a result of Global Shop Solutions.
General ManagerSjogren Industries, Inc.
Global Shop Solutions has helped reduce raw material inventory levels by 25%.
ControllerSussex Wire, Inc.
By having Global Shop Solutions, we have much more consistency in our production operations, and this helps tremendously with quality.
It's easy to use, easy to customize, and it offers great support - both online and on the phone.
ERP AdministratorNowak Machined Products
We like the robust reporting in Global Shop Solutions and the ongoing enhancements to the system.
VP of Business DevelopmentKryton Engineered Metals
Within four months, we reduced our raw materials inventory by 50%.
OwnerSetsu Precision Technology
Global Shop Solutions is a one-stop shop for anything you need to do in a small manufacturing business.
Global Shop Solutions gives us the visibility which has helped to reduce our inventory carrying costs.
Head of LogisticsWright Metal Products
Global Shop Solutions gave us accurate costing on our subassemblies and all the operations that go into them.
OwnerHemco Industries, Inc.
Since implementing Global Shop Solutions, sales have grown a hefty 53%.
National Sales DirectorKey Gas Components
Using Global Shop Solutions has helped to instill in our employees that everything they do has an impact on our bottom line.
Office ManagerR.O.V. Technologies, Inc.
With Global Shop Solutions, we can easily trace all our BOMs back to our drawings and manage inventory through the supply and demand screen.
Materials ManagerAmerican Block Manufacturing
We've reduced our receivables through regular use of Global Shop Solutions' Financial module, which integrates seamlessly with all the shop floor data.
Operations DirectorCorsair Electrical Connectors
With Advanced Planning & Scheduling, Alexandria Pro-Fab has significantly raised on-time delivery rates from the low 90s to an average of 97.6%.
Plant ManagerAlexandria Pro-Fab Co., Inc.
Since implementing Global Shop Solutions, Alaska Roteq revenues have climbed a robust 50%.
CFO & Co-ownerAlaska Roteq
With Global Shop Solutions' shipment validation, everything is automatic.
Systems ManagerHouse Of Doolittle
Global Shop Solutions is a powerful business management tool that can handle just about anything you need it to do.
On the operational side of business, Global Shop Solutions allows us to sell more and grow the business without hiring more people.
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IT DirectorAlambres Decorativos
Global Shop Solutions has so many features that you want in an ERP software. It's logically developed, yet intuitive and easy to use.
IT DirectorRichard Manufacturing
The software offers robust features and capabilities, yet it's very user-friendly.
Purchasing ManagerMasaba Incorporated