Bracalente Manufacturing Group (BMG) is a U.S.-based contract manufacturer of precision machined parts and assemblies. Founded in 1950, the family owned and operated company’s advanced engineering and manufacturing capabilities cover initial design, production, packaging, and shipping. Today, BMG delivers their manufacturing and supply chain management services to global customers in the aerospace, medical, energy, automotive, industrial, agricultural, ordnance, and oil and gas sectors.

Success Highlights

Challenges

  • Streamline and standardize operations across multiple geographies
  • Simplify the management of in-country legal, taxation, and accounting standards
  • Achieve a single, transparent view into global operations

Solution

  • Epicor® ERP

Benefits

  • Unified information flows enhanced decision-making across the business
  • Enabled business process reengineering with a global perspective
  • Fully aligned operations in U.S. and China with consistent, end-to-end business and costing practices

 

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About Encompass Solutions

Encompass Solutions is a business and software consulting firm that specializes in ERP systems, EDI, and Managed Services support for Manufacturers and Distributors. Serving small and medium-sized businesses since 2001, Encompass modernizes operations and automates processes for hundreds of customers across the globe. Whether undertaking full-scale implementation, integration, and renovation of existing systems, Encompass provides a specialized approach to every client’s needs. By identifying customer requirements and addressing them with the right solutions, we ensure our clients are equipped to match the pace of Industry.


Kadant Inc. is a midsize global supplier of high-value critical components and engineered systems for use in process industries. It focuses on papermaking, paper recycling, and other processing industries in over 18 countries worldwide—including the United States, the People’s Republic of China (PRC), and some European countries.

Success Highlights

Challenges

  • Lacked standardised global business management processes
  • China site previously had no ERP system

Solution

  • Epicor® ERP

Benefits

  • Synchronized global business on the same ERP platform
  • Improved operational efficiency
  • Avoided redundant engineering workload by over 40%
  • Simplified data retrieval process

 

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About Encompass Solutions

Encompass Solutions is a business and software consulting firm that specializes in ERP systems, EDI, and Managed Services support for Manufacturers and Distributors. Serving small and medium-sized businesses since 2001, Encompass modernizes operations and automates processes for hundreds of customers across the globe. Whether undertaking full-scale implementation, integration, and renovation of existing systems, Encompass provides a specialized approach to every client’s needs. By identifying customer requirements and addressing them with the right solutions, we ensure our clients are equipped to match the pace of Industry.


For nearly 100 years, Mid-West Metal Products has been a premium producer of wire-formed, sheet metal fabricated, and tubular metal products for customers ranging from leading global corporations to small emerging enterprises.

With four locations in Muncie, Indiana, including three manufacturing facilities, as well as production operations in Dalian, China, the company specializes in the custom design and manufacturing of items like enclosures, bag stands, pet crates, shelving, and displays from concept to finished product. This is performed in both a “job shop” atmosphere as well as a wholesaler/distribution environment dedicated to quality, timeliness, and competitive pricing.

Success Highlights

Challenges

  • Facilitate the growth of this wholesaling and industrial fabrication company by creating easy access to historical sales information, while automating shipping, processing, packing, and picking activities across five locations

Solution

  • Epicor® ERP

Benefits

  • Identified numerous production inefficiencies, which enabled Mid-West to reduce labor costs by 20 percent and increase sales by 30 percent during the first year of use
  • Provided a clearer picture of both profitable and non-profitable product lines
  • Streamlined order processing and eliminated the need for sales representatives to fax requests or constantly follow up to learn the status of orders

 

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About Encompass Solutions

Encompass Solutions is a business and software consulting firm that specializes in ERP systems, EDI, and Managed Services support for Manufacturers and Distributors. Serving small and medium-sized businesses since 2001, Encompass modernizes operations and automates processes for hundreds of customers across the globe. Whether undertaking full-scale implementation, integration, and renovation of existing systems, Encompass provides a specialized approach to every client’s needs. By identifying customer requirements and addressing them with the right solutions, we ensure our clients are equipped to match the pace of Industry.


SHL Group (Scandinavian Health Ltd.) is currently the world’s largest privately-owned designer, developer and manufacturer of advanced drug delivery devices. The organization was established in 1989 by Swedish entrepreneurs Roger Samuelsson, with the goal of combining world-class manufacturing in Asia with the strengths of Western Management practices. SHL manufactures medical devices that include pen injectors, auto injectors, and inhaler systems. SHL also makes a range of other products, including: pressure mattress systems, patient lifting slings, medical soft goods, beds, neurosurgical devices, catheters, and industrial equipment.

Success Highlights

Challenges

  • To successfully unite the global development teams with manufacturing in Asia, and promote precise data integration across the entire enterprise, as well as efficient, informed communication and decision making across the entire group structure, in three languages, in three countries, and on three continents

Solution

  • Epicor ERP

Benefits

  • Facilitates speedy cross-regional communication and data integration
  • Increased business efficiency
  • Ability for management to make informed decisions faster
  • Enhanced business competitiveness

 

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About Encompass Solutions

Encompass Solutions is a business and software consulting firm that specializes in ERP systems, EDI, and Managed Services support for Manufacturers and Distributors. Serving small and medium-sized businesses since 2001, Encompass modernizes operations and automates processes for hundreds of customers across the globe. Whether undertaking full-scale implementation, integration, and renovation of existing systems, Encompass provides a specialized approach to every client’s needs. By identifying customer requirements and addressing them with the right solutions, we ensure our clients are equipped to match the pace of Industry.


Established in 1988, Techcomp manufactures and distributes scientific analytical instruments and laboratory equipment. The company ships products to mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Southeast Asia, Europe, and USA (North America). Their customers include universities and research institutions, government agencies, industrial enterprises, and medical groups.
Techcomp has an excellent reputation amongst its customers for manufacturing precise and accurate equipment and for outstanding service delivery. It is these differentiators which have led to a rapid expansion of the business. Through organic growth and a number of mergers and acquisitions over the last ten years, the enterprise has expanded internationally, and it now has branches and factories in more than 15 countries worldwide

Success Highlights

Challenges

  • Managing business growth effectively and efficiently
  • Disparate operating systems working in silos
  • Operating in different countries, languages, exchange rates and time zones

Solution

  • Epicor® ERP

Benefits

  • Easy to use interface enhancing operational speed
  • Business transparency leading to better decision making for growth
  • Employees accessing system via mobile devices for ease of use
  • More accurate stock control leading to improved cost controls
  • The business is now fit for growth and ready to adopt Industry 4.0 technologies

 

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About Encompass Solutions

Encompass Solutions is a business and software consulting firm that specializes in ERP systems, EDI, and Managed Services support for Manufacturers and Distributors. Serving small and medium-sized businesses since 2001, Encompass modernizes operations and automates processes for hundreds of customers across the globe. Whether undertaking full-scale implementation, integration, and renovation of existing systems, Encompass provides a specialized approach to every client’s needs. By identifying customer requirements and addressing them with the right solutions, we ensure our clients are equipped to match the pace of Industry.


Tuffaloy Products, Inc. is a South Carolina-based global manufacturer of metals and welding products for automotive and industrial markets. It’s a fourth-generation family-owned business with an 80-year history. Tuffaloy has a unique ability to adapt and change with the times, expanding into a wide array of products and services across six locations around the world.

Success Highlights

Challenges

  • Needed to update outdated system
  • Small company with no IT staff
  • Needed global visibility
  • Visibility for salespeople (open quotes, customer sales info)
  • Needed a flexible system to manage different manufacturing processes
  • Needed a simple, easy to understand solution
  • Needed scalability

Solution

  • Epicor® ERP
  • Left legacy ERP system
  • Felt Netsuite software was not a strong MFG solution, and liked Epicor’s functionality
  • Initially on Multi-Tenant, recently migrated to the Public Cloud
  • Electronics and industrial fabrication MFG customer
  • 6 companies with 5 locations in the U.S., UK, Canada, and Mexico
  • Early adopters of Jitterbit®

 

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About Encompass Solutions

Encompass Solutions is a business and software consulting firm that specializes in ERP systems, EDI, and Managed Services support for Manufacturers and Distributors. Serving small and medium-sized businesses since 2001, Encompass modernizes operations and automates processes for hundreds of customers across the globe. Whether undertaking full-scale implementation, integration, and renovation of existing systems, Encompass provides a specialized approach to every client’s needs. By identifying customer requirements and addressing them with the right solutions, we ensure our clients are equipped to match the pace of Industry.


Headquartered in San Diego—with offices covering the Americas, Asia Pacific, and Europe—WD-40 is a globally renowned manufacturer of household products—namely its flagship lubricant, WD-40. Founded in 1953, the company encompasses a group of brands featuring a full range of high performance products across maintenance, industrial cleaning, hobbyists, and home.

Success Highlights

Challenges

  • Rely on a system that was not fit-for purpose, multilingual, or compliant across Europe
  • Grow the business without growing headcount
  • Streamline processes into one system

Solution

  • Epicor® ERP

Benefits

  • Automated order processing, shipping, and invoicing to free up employee time
  • Seamlessly integrated additional regional operations across Europe
  • Doubled orders across Germany
  • Improved multi-location communication

 

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About Encompass Solutions

Encompass Solutions is a business and software consulting firm that specializes in ERP systems, EDI, and Managed Services support for Manufacturers and Distributors. Serving small and medium-sized businesses since 2001, Encompass modernizes operations and automates processes for hundreds of customers across the globe. Whether undertaking full-scale implementation, integration, and renovation of existing systems, Encompass provides a specialized approach to every client’s needs. By identifying customer requirements and addressing them with the right solutions, we ensure our clients are equipped to match the pace of Industry.


Global Hyatt Corporation is one of the world’s premier hotel companies with over 365 hotels in 45 countries worldwide that employs around 90,000 associates. The Hyatt story began in 1957 when it opened its first hotel at an airport in Los Angeles. 10 Hyatt hotels around Europe, in Hamburg, Berlin, Cologne, Mainz, Zurich, Milan, Paris, London, and Birmingham, benefit from the services the Hyatt Shared Services Centre in Mainz has to offer. Additionally, seven independent companies within Global Hyatt Corporation, including the new brand Andaz ™, are managed via a central server at the Shared Services Centre in Mainz.

Success Highlights

Challenges

  • Hyatt Shared Services Centre required software solution that would bring together hotel processes and data at a global level.

Solution

  • Robust and flexible web services software solution with strong integration capabilities.

Benefits

  • Reduced the workload at the Shared Services Centre
  • Role-based access to individual supports Sarbanes-Oxley.
  • Straightforward assimilation of new properties to Shared Services Centre

 

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About Encompass Solutions

Encompass Solutions is a business and software consulting firm that specializes in ERP systems, EDI, and Managed Services support for Manufacturers and Distributors. Serving small and medium-sized businesses since 2001, Encompass modernizes operations and automates processes for hundreds of customers across the globe. Whether undertaking full-scale implementation, integration, and renovation of existing systems, Encompass provides a specialized approach to every client’s needs. By identifying customer requirements and addressing them with the right solutions, we ensure our clients are equipped to match the pace of Industry.


Grupo PEOSA, Plega Envases de Occidente, is a manufacturer of cardboard sheets and packaging of the best quality produced with leading-edge technology and a modern system. The company’s main products are folded, preprinted, and micro-corrugated packaging, cardboard sheets, and Single-face. This case study shows how the company has gained visibility of the manufacturing process and improved customer service with Epicor ERP.

Success Highlights

Challenges

  • Needed an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that provided visibility of their production process and that included floor control and automatic production programming in its functionality
  • To drive the production programming area
  • Improve accounting operations
  • To have a more efficient decision making process through updated business data

Solution

  • Epicor® ERP

Benefits

  • One-click access to reliable, real-time information of the company’s production, administration and billing processes
  • Visibility of every part of the manufacturing process
  • On-time monthly closings
  • Improved customer service

 

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About Encompass Solutions

Encompass Solutions is a business and software consulting firm that specializes in ERP systems, EDI, and Managed Services support for Manufacturers and Distributors. Serving small and medium-sized businesses since 2001, Encompass modernizes operations and automates processes for hundreds of customers across the globe. Whether undertaking full-scale implementation, integration, and renovation of existing systems, Encompass provides a specialized approach to every client’s needs. By identifying customer requirements and addressing them with the right solutions, we ensure our clients are equipped to match the pace of Industry.