Evaluating ERP Systems and Related Technologies

By Lisa Anderson

Only companies that automate, digitize and utilize modern ERP systems and advanced technologies will survive, let alone thrive during the next decade. There is no doubt that volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (VUCA) have increased in importance since the pandemic, and even though progress has occurred, there is no end in sight. Navigating these turbulent times while providing superior customer service and delivering profitable growth requires different ways of thinking and doing business. Advanced technologies are no longer nice to have; they are the cornerstone to success.

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2023 Brushware November-December Combo Issue


Brushware’s 2023 November-December Machinery Showcase & Supplier/Manufacturer Spotlight issue weighs in as the biggest issue of the year and includes full coverage of the 63rd FEIBP Congress in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Readers will also enjoy an early look at Phillip M. Perry’s 2024 Economic Forecast. Up front, the issue includes columns from Lisa Anderson on evaluating and choosing an ERP platform along with 10 Must Do’s For Small to Medium Businesses from Global Shop Solutions’ Adam Grabowski. The digital version also includes our full Economic Dashboard with September PMI reports from key brush manufacturing countries.

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10 Must-Do’s For Small To Medium Manufacturers

By Adam Grabowski, Director of Marketing Global Shop Solutions

The world has never seen a more competitive and accessible marketplace. Manufacturing companies must operate as lean as possible to maintain profitability and a healthy bottom line. My nearly seven years at Global Shop Solutions have put the magnificence of the manufacturing industry front and center in my life. Everything around us, at some point in time, was touched by a human hand – it is truly amazing to think about. I feel fortunate that my role provides the unique opportunity to spend time with owners, presidents and key personnel at many of our thousands of customer businesses across the 30+ countries and 25+ industries Global Shop Solutions serves. I spend most of this precious time simply listening to what makes their businesses lean, efficient and successful.

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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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Global Shop Solutions: New Director of Product & Engineering

Success in the highly-competitive Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software market requires continual development of new tools and technology advancements that simplify manufacturing. Global Shop Solutions, a leader in ERP software for manufacturers around the globe, is proud to announce the promotion of Trent Maynard to Director of Product & Engineering.

“Our primary focus at Global Shop Solutions has always been to simplify manufacturing for our customers,” says Dusty Alexander, President & CEO. “From Trent’s first day with us, he demonstrated a relentless attitude for finding new product advancements and technology to make our customers’ lives easier. That’s exactly the kind of person I want leading our product into the future.”

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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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