Innovant engages Synergy’s Strategic Business Services Group…

World-class office furniture company, Innovant, engages Synergy’s Strategic Business Services Group for an operational business assessment and realizes measurable business improvements. 

Written by Garrett Pluck, CEO of Innovant

Faced with many of the same challenges manufacturing companies experience today, we reached out to Mike Canty and the Synergy Strategic Business Services Group to conduct an operational business assessment. The assessment performed by the Synergy SBS Group gave visibility to our company’s strengths and weaknesses and allowed us to clearly “see the big picture”. The assessment “findings and recommendations” report also assisted us in effectively prioritizing the improvement opportunities identified and outlined a phased approach that would allow us to realize our true potential.

The Synergy SBS Group then worked closely with our company to execute the program and facilitate several major projects that provided measurable improvements along the journey. The shop floor Kaizen activity helped to free up space and improve productivity. But perhaps even more important, the method in which the Lean program was deployed effectively trained employees to think and act differently and in a way where we are capable of sustaining the improvements while using the “lessons learned” to continue improvement activities.  Our warehouse Kaizen activity helped to free up additional space and provided us with a foundation to continuously improve the business.

The Synergy SBS Group concurrently worked with Innovant employees to improve our business processes and make visible the critical information needed to support “data driven decisions”. This was aided by the fact they helped us redeploy and integrate our ERP, Design/Rendering, CRM and CAD systems in a more effective manner. And today, for the first time ever, we can leverage these systems to monitor key performance indicators, measure progress, report financials and accurately see detailed costs which will help Innovant drive more improvement activities well into the future.

Today our company is confident in its ability to understand our customers’ needs, engineering a solution that meets their needs and deliver what they want, when they want it, with the highest level of quality.

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Garrett Pluck is the CEO of Innovant and a member of the ownership team. Innovant, Inc. is a privately held World-Class company with cooperate offices in New York, New York. Innovant operates in the Office Furniture business / industry within the Furniture and Fixtures sector. For more than twenty years, Innovant has been dedicated to the development of open plan work stations for a variety of environments and vertical markets from trading rooms to collaborative office work space. The Innovant differentiator is our knowledge, experience, willingness to provide tailored engineered solutions and our ability to manufacture and deliver what our customers want.

 

 

Soldream Inc. chooses VISUAL ERP

AEROSPACE SUPPLIER SELECTS VISUAL ERP TO IMPROVE DELIVERY AND QUALITY ASSURANCE AND EFFECTIVENESS

Soldream Inc. is a US based Connecticut market leading supplier of aerospace and defense component manufacturing including design, fabrication and machining of complex assemblies from wide variety of materials, such as high temperature alloys, steel alloys, stainless steels, titanium, aluminum and many others.

Soldream Inc. is anticipating a long period of year over year growth. The company evaluated its legacy ERP system and determined that their current system was missing several key features that were important to support Soldream’s planned growth and was also not as user friendly and easy to learn as newer generation ERP software. Soldream Inc. also had to comply with high quality demands in a near zero fault tolerant industry which made a compelling case for finding a system with strong QA abilities.

Soldream Inc. conducted a formal ERP Selection reviewing the following systems; Epicor, E2 and JobBOSS. During those comparative analysis sessions, it was pointed out that local companies of similar size were successfully using VISUAL coupled with the support of the Synergy Resources team which has years of hands-on manufacturing experience. Synergy’s team is also based in New England and headquartered in New York.

In addition, there are local VISUAL User Groups which hold quarterly meetings with similar A&D users to discuss current solutions and participate in future design and functionality recommendations. Special A&D tools to improve transferring of forecast data to and from A&D contractors made the solution an easy decision. Synergy’s SmartViews reporting tool promised to make data decisionable and accessible.

Soldream Inc. focused on capabilities to administer all of their quality, financial, purchasing, inventory and production planning requirements. Soldream Inc. was fortunate to have employees with previous experience with both VISUAL and Synergy Resources. Their input was positive and certainly was one of the factors that helped determine which ERP system to select. Several other employees had experience with other ERP systems and did not recommend using the software systems they used in the past.

Soldream Inc. believes that they will benefit from the implementation of VISUAL in many of the following ways:

  • Improved on time support of customer’s demands
  • All major functions utilizing one unifying system, one view of the truth
  • Improved cost tracking, based upon facts
  • Improved communication of demand across all functions and levels of management

Soldream Inc. will leverage VISUAL and its expertise of innovative engineering design, rigorous manufacturing techniques, and uncompromising quality for its custom designed precision A&D products. From concept to production, Soldream offers a dedicated team to optimize their customer’s A&D systems.

Click Here for the Press Release.

 

Synergy Awarded Infor Manufacturing ERP Partner of the Year for FY 2016

Paul Tedford,  Director of Business Solutions at Synergy accepted the prestigious award “Infor Manufacturing ERP Partner of the Year” for FY 2016 at the Infor Americas Partner Summit 2016 which is being held in New York City this week. Synergy received the award for the most new net sales, the most transactions and the highest revenue.

For more information on Synergy and Infor VISUAL ERP, please visit our website: http://synergyresources.net/

 

Synergy is Showcasing VISUAL ERP at the Atlantic Design & Mfg Show!

Be our guest at the Atlantic Design & Manufacturing Show which is being held today through Thursday, June 16th at the Javits Center in NYC!

Get End-To-End Manufacturing Solutions!

If you’re looking to stay ahead of your game, you can’t afford to miss Atlantic Design & Manufacturing tradeshow showcasing world class manufacturing software (ERP), design products, and related efficiency manufacturing products.

This event is a highlight within the most comprehensive advanced manufacturing show covering every aspect in the end-to-end product development process, over 900 leading suppliers will showcase cutting-edge technology you can experience first-hand.

Be sure to visit Synergy at booth 202!

Please click on the invitation below and enter promo code: GUEST to register for your free expo pass! We look forward to seeing you in NYC!

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Andy Pratico Interviewed on Business Profits In the Real World News Radio Program!

Synergy’s Director of Business Development, Andy Pratico, was interviewed by Michael J. Kessler, CPA on the news radio program Business Profits In The Real World.  Please listen as Andy shares his insight on the success of Synergy and his strategy on how you too can bring your business to among the most profitable in your industry!

Tune in to listen to Michael J. Kessler hosting Business Profits In The Real World on Saturday afternoons at 4 PM on LI News Radio 103.9FM.

Click below to listen to the interview.

 

 

Synergy supports Newton, NH Baseball and Softball Association!

Synergy Resources’ donation to the Newton Baseball and Softball Association helped the small community share in a wonderful opening day.  The donations went towards safety equipment for the kids and field maintenance as well as towards a new scoreboard.  The opening Day is the biggest event in the small New Hampshire town and it couldn’t happen without the help of generous donations. 

Synergy’s Paul Tedford and his daughter Lily are on the team as well as Synergy’s customer, Jaimie Bezanson of Truform Precision Manufacturing.

 

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Michael Canty’s article published in the NTMA’s RECORD Newsletter!

Michael Canty, Executive Director of Synergy’s Business Performance Solutions Group, authored the article “Why Aren’t We Performing as Well as We Should?”, which was published in the April 2016 issue of the NTMA’s RECORD Newsletter.

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Click here to read Michael’s article.

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Mark Lilly to present at the NTMA Emerging Leaders Conference 2016

Mark Lilly, Partner and Director of Sales & Marketing is scheduled to present “Tools You Can Use to Improve the Price, Delivery, & Quality of Your Company” at the NTMA Emerging Leaders Conference 2016. The conference will be held in Chicago on June 8-10, 2016. Click on the image below for more details about the conference.

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Infor names Synergy Resources as Premier Services Delivery Partner

April 18, 2016 – Synergy Resources has been named a Premier Delivery Partner within the Infor Delivery Partner Program for the support of Infor VISUAL customers.  This is the highest Partner designation for Delivery Partners and it has been assigned to Synergy for its exceptional delivery of services to the Infor VISUAL ERP customer community.

Services under this program include VISUAL application training and implementation services that are designed to help Infor VISUAL customers get the most out of their Infor VISUAL ERP solutions. Synergy has been authorized to perform custom code enhancements for the VISUAL customer base in conjunction with Infor Consulting Services. This can allow customers to attain extended functionality yet maintain a coordinated code base that supports continued support enhancements.

Gene Caiola, Partner and Director of Synergy Services, explains “The Infor Delivery Partner Program is designed to help match Delivery Partner resources with the services needs of Infor direct customers. With over 25 years of VISUAL experience, Synergy is uniquely qualified to support Infor in this program and work together to provide the highest service level in the field.”

“The Infor Delivery Partner Program is designed to provide our customers with deep industry vertical experience as well as functional and technical product expertise and related implementation services,” said Dave Anderson, Vice President, Infor Consulting Services. “Our partnership with Synergy Resources provides the Infor VISUAL ERP customer community additional resources to help get the most out of their Infor VISUAL ERP solutions. We look forward to continuing growing this partnership and others in our coming fiscal year and beyond.”

About Infor

Infor builds beautiful business applications with last mile functionality and scientific insights for select industries delivered as a cloud service. With 14,000 employees and customers in more than 200 countries and territories, Infor automates critical processes for industries including healthcare, manufacturing, fashion, wholesale distribution, hospitality, retail, and public sector. Infor software helps eliminate the need for costly customization through embedded deep industry domain expertise. Headquartered in New York City, Infor is also home to one of the largest creative agencies in Manhattan, Hook & Loop, focused on delivering a user experience that is fun and engaging. Infor deploys its cloud applications primarily on the Amazon Web Services cloud and open source platforms. To learn more about Infor, please visit www.infor.com.

About Synergy Resources

Synergy Resources provides world class ERP software, support and services to manufacturing companies. With a staff of over 95 professionals and offices located in New England, New York Metro, Mid-Atlantic, Texas, Toronto and Vancouver, Synergy not only provides ERP solutions, but prides itself at dramatically improving our customers’ business performance. Synergy Resources’ multi-disciplinary support team include professionals in manufacturing, financials, warehousing and technology. Synergy utilizes lean manufacturing and business process re-engineering techniques to enhance its customers’ businesses. To learn more about Synergy Resources, please visit www.synergyresources.net.

 

Synergy Team is Rockin’ VISUAL ERP at Design & Mfg NE!

Synergy’s John O’Hare and Brett Vecchiarelli are rockin’ VISUAL ERP at the Design & Mfg New England tradeshow today and tomorrow. Be sure to stop by to see them at booth 1125. They are ready to help you with your ERP needs!