Global Shop Solutions Hits 15-Year Milestone with Friday Features ERP Training

How many software companies provide free advanced training to their customers dozens of times each year for 15 years straight? Global Shop Solutions, a leading provider of ERP software for manufacturers, does. In fact, they have been doing so for 15 years with Friday Features, a high-level ERP training webinar helping customers simplify their manufacturing by continually improving their ERP skills.

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Global Shop Solutions to Host Two Annual ERP User Conferences

Global Shop Solutions, a leading provider of ERP software for manufacturers around the globe, has set the dates for its annual ERP User Conferences. To allow flexibility and the best training options for all ERP users, the company is hosting two separate events – one onsite and one virtual. The onsite conference will be held at the Global Shop Solutions campus in The Woodlands, Texas, from October 17-19, 2023, while the virtual conference will take place November 14-15, 2023.

“Last year’s conferences were highly attended and very well received by attendees,” says Daniel Carranco, Director of Continuous Improvement for Global Shop Solutions. “This year we’re taking it a step further by focusing each event on specific needs of different segments of our customer base. The onsite conference targets experienced users who want to further their advanced ERP skills. The virtual conference addresses newer users who are still learning basic ERP skills and want to move up to the next level.”

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Perlon GmbH in Germany Acquires Shaun Filaments in Goa, India

Perlon® – The Filament Company – headquartered in Munderkingen, Germany, which specializes in the manufacture of synthetic filaments for the Paper- Technical Textile – Brush- Personal- and Dental industry, buys Shaun Filaments in Goa, India. Shaun Filaments is a leading Indian producer of different types of filaments mainly for the Asian market. Perlon® herewith expands its Asian presence and market leadership in the following business segments: Paper Machine Clothing, Advanced Technical Textiles, Technical Brush Filaments and Personal Care.

“With the acquisition of Shaun Filaments, we are expanding our presence in the Asian market and creating a company that is geared towards the global filament industry of the future and we are expanding our market leadership in all segments. Shaun Filaments is a perfect fit for the Perlon® Group with its long-term experience, strong reputation and knowledge in the production of filaments for the Asian market,” says Florian Kisling, CEO of Perlon®.

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Synthetic Brush Filament Q&A: Accelerated Growth

By Bob Lawrence

The global synthetic fiber market in which the synthetic brush filament industry is a small but growing segment is projected to increase by a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 6.9% during the next five years, according to a Facts and Factors market research study. The India-based firm says the projected value of the market by 2028 will be $102 billion USD, up from an initial value of $63.2 billion two years ago. These figures reflect the continued ubiquity of synthetic production in a multitude of global manufacturing sectors, including the brush industry in which non-natural filaments have experienced exponential growth. This is due, of course, to innovational research and development resulting in synthetic fiber mimicking natural fiber, and in some applications, being superior to it. Even so, this doesn’t signal the end of natural fibers in brush manufacturing as it is still the preference for specific applications.

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5 Steps to Winning Now in Manufacturing

By Dusty Alexander President & CEO, Global Shop Solutions

The manufacturing industry and the technology that drives it, continue to evolve fast. Certainly, manufacturers need to keep an eye on what’s coming down the road, but my experience as an ERP software provider tells me that the most successful manufacturers mostly think about what they need to do to win today. Manufacturers who win focus on delivering quality products on time every time, providing a great customer experience and developing long-term relationships with their customers. In other words, they help their customers win as well and here are a few ways the best manufacturers do it.

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CAP & Associates Celebrates 20 Years with Global Shop Solutions

Cap & Associates Shop Floor

When a business meets customer needs in a cost-effective manner year after year, its customers tend to stay with them for a long time. Global Shop Solutions is a perfect example. A leading provider of ERP software for manufacturers around the world, Global Shop Solutions is proud to announce another one of its customers, CAP & Associates, Inc., recently passed the 20-year mark as a loyal customer.

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Stainless Steel Products Adds New Brush Wire Processing Facility

At the start of 2023, Stainless Steel Products moved all of their brush wire crimping, straightening and bunching operations to a new and larger facility in Mohnton, Pennsylvania. The move to Mohnton was instigated by customer demands to expand production capacity, especially for their crimping and bunching lines, and in order to reduce lead times.

Historically, the company has prided itself on short lead times using kanban systems, blanket orders and other similar methods. However, as demand for the company’s productive capabilities has expanded greatly in the past couple of years, lead times have gotten rather lengthy.

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Jones Family of Companies Announces Leadership Changes

The Jones Family of Companies, a leading provider of nonwoven manufacturing products for over 86 years, has announced strategic leadership changes related to its involvement in the industry. The company’s board of directors has elected Ralph Jones III, formerly the Executive Chairman, to assume the role of Chairman & CEO. Scott Butler has been promoted to President, leading the management team for Jones manufacturing and distribution operations. John French, CFO, joins the company’s senior leadership team.

As the company begins its 87th year in the industry, Jones is expanding its commitment to sustainability by transitioning to a broad-line distribution model and increasing its focus on plant fiber-based products for the floorcare and other markets. This includes the curtailment of operations in the last spinning facility located in Humboldt. The Jones’ line of mop yarn products will continue to focus on quality, dependable performance, and value while offering renewed superior service with sustained stocking inventory.

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