For manufacturers with more than one location, records of the transactions that occur across the business often get scattered and disorganized. This makes it uniquely challenging to gain the insight you need to address resource requirements, meet customer expectations, and improve profitability.

Achieving these competing goals requires careful consideration of what, how, and when to produce and sell. By optimizing the location of production facilities globally, manufacturing businesses can beat the competition on a local and international level. If a well-thought-out network of production and distribution sites is established, the synergies originating from being closer to customers and distributors make the business more recognizable and profitable in all regions.

With the Multi-Site Management module in Epicor ERP, you can easily manage intercompany activity and get financial control on all sites in one system. Unique to the Epicor approach, each site may run Epicor ERP in the cloud or on-premises, whichever you prefer, for ultimate business flexibility and regional fit. Easily include any number of servers, databases, cloud data centers, companies, countries, and continents across your sites to truly achieve a unified, borderless, global business.

 

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About Encompass Solutions

Encompass Solutions is a business and software consulting firm specializing 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 the Industry.


Bracelet 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 its 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 the Industry.


Decimet Sales, Inc. (DSI) is a custom metal manufacturing company that specializes in precision computerized numerical control (CNC) machining and sheet metal fabrication. This includes one-stop customer service, design, prototyping, and manufacturing solutions for the retail, security, firearms, and industrial equipment industries.

Success Highlights

Challenges

  • Grow the company with a reporting system that tracks sales, backlogs, delivery times, and jobs at two separate facilities

Solution

  • Epicor® ERP

Benefits

  • Provided reliable, real-time information and project updates
  • Instantly supplied customers with the details on any past or present order
  • Allowed for navigation between multiple departments companywide
  • Enhanced decision-making and increased production
  • Ensured timely customer deliveries

 

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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 the 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 standardized 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%
  • The 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 the 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 eliminating 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 the Industry.


Philadelphia Mixing Solutions, Ltd. and its subsidiary—Mixing Solutions Limited—lead the industry in optimizing mixing solutions to help customers improve mission-critical mixing processes. With operations in Palmyra, Pennsylvania, and Newbury, United Kingdom, Philadelphia Mixing Solutions provides innovative products, technical services, and field support to customers around the world. Backed by 60 years of industry experience and a rich tradition of technology—dating back to the original Philadelphia Gear Corporation—the company’s research and development teams use cutting-edge testing and process modeling to create unique mixing solutions to meet individual customer requirements.

Success Highlights

Challenges

  • Consolidate various home-grown systems and databases into a single platform

Solution

  • Epicor® ERP

Benefits

  • Provided a single, unified look into business performance metrics
  • Moved from quote to cash quicker—quotes that took hours or days in the past now only take minutes
  • Improved customer support with manufacturing resource planning (MRP)
  • Enabled for mobile functionality

 

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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 the 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, to combine 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 in three continents

Solution

  • Epicor ERP

Benefits

  • Facilitates speedy cross-regional communication and data integration
  • Increased business efficiency
  • The 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 the 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 the 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 several 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 the operational speed
  • Business transparency leads to better decision-making for growth
  • Employees accessing the system via mobile devices for ease of use
  • More accurate stock control leads 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 the 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 the Industry.


Serving more than 3,000 customers from facilities across the United States, UFP Technologies is a producer of innovative custom-engineered components, products, and specialty packaging. Founded in 1963 and headquartered in Newburyport, Massachusetts, the company uses foams, plastics, composites, and natural fiber materials to design and manufacture solutions for the medical, automotive, aerospace, defense, electronics, consumer, and industrial markets. Over the past 40 years, UFP has focused on growing organically with enhanced services and products to new and existing customers as well as strategically acquiring competitive firms to fill key industry and client needs. Today, the company includes 11 separate facilities nationwide.

Success Highlights

Challenges

  • Identify a standardized, scalable method for mining data and seamlessly centralizing operational functions across 11 separate company locations

Solution

  • Epicor ERP

Benefits

  • Provided a single chart of accounts incorporating multi-plant functionality
  • Analyzed thousands of jobs companywide, closed financials on time ensured compliance with stringent SEC regulations and reported detailed financial results
  • Captured and reviewed costs, while streamlining processes and decreasing expenses
  • Negotiated better pricing for materials with vendors based on companywide buying patterns

 

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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 the Industry.