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Sherwood Turns Up The Heat With VISUAL ERP

With Integrated Financials, KPI Dashboards and streamlined Material Planning and Operations, Sherwood will really be turning up the heat with VISUAL ERP.

Sherwood IndustriesSynergy Resources today announced that Sherwood Ind., a Victoria, BC-based manufacturer and distributor of wood pellet stoves and barbeques has selected VISUAL for their ERP initiatives. With plans to streamline operations, and enhance customer service, Sherwood becomes another of the hundreds of Canadian manufacturers securing their future with VISUAL.
During their extensive 12 month ERP evaluation, Sherwood reviewed many popular offerings including SAP, MS Dynamics NAV, Industrios, Job Shop and Epicor. VISUAL was the only system that combined all the integrated manufacturing and operational functionality needed, without the risks of an untested, ‘bleeding edge’ ERP.

About Sherwood Industries
Sherwood Industries Ltd. is the manufacturer of the ‘Enviro’ brand of heating products. We are located in Saanichton (approximately 16km north of Victoria) on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. Sherwood Industries has an extensive manufacturing facility where we employ cutting edge technologies such as CAD (computer aided design) and a state of the art steel cutting laser, all designed to give you the best design for your home with the highest standards of engineering.Since 1988, Sherwood Industries has been a leader in its field producing high quality gas, wood, and pellet appliances.
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“As Sherwood continued to grow, legacy systems were not meeting our information needs. We needed a system that supported our current growth, as well as optimize our business improvement changes,” said Steve Davis, Sherwood’s Production Planning Mgr. “We selected VISUAL because it includes more ‘out of the box’ functionality than any other system we reviewed. VISUAL was the only system that all our key players agreed upon.” “Advanced tools such as EPAK (automated SOP/user documentation creation and training tools) will help us keep up with our ever evolving processes.” As Sherwood’s products are distributed worldwide, they needed a financial solution that accommodated multiple currencies at both ends of the supply chain. VISUAL’s Financials module is completely integrated with operations and meets their accounting needs today and into the foreseeable future.

At the click of a button, real-time data will not only assist customer service with VISUAL’s user-friendly CRM, the Advanced Material Planning system will also help Sherwood ensure they are carrying the right inventory mix at the right time. And VISUAL’s real-time material planning tools will help reduce both raw and finished goods inventory.

VISUAL ERP quickly converts customer requirements into manufacturing requirements and then executes them efficiently. Lean concepts eliminate redundant or wasteful steps that users may be forced to go through with other manufacturing software.

It provides a compelling visual presentation that shows how each part of the manufacturing process relates to the other parts-helping to resolve bottlenecks, schedule effectively, and price jobs accurately.

It supports manufacturers mixed-mode production strategies, including engineer-to-order, make-to-order, assemble-to-order, and make-to-stock; and it displays all key statistics on a single screen, helping ensure that schedules are met, materials arrive on time, and costs are in line with estimates.
Targeted at small to midsized manufacturers, VISUAL includes core capabilities that will optimize Sherwood’s organizational resources, strengthening its competitive positioning. VISUAL supports Sherwood’s entire business lifecycle, from planning to producing and shipping. With the use of VISUAL’s intuitive user interface, it handles all operations including, CRM, material requirements planning, scheduling, costing and manufacturing execution.