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Why Is Lean More Popular Than Six Sigma And The Theory of Constraints?

I think there is much more in common between Lean and the Theory of Constraints (TOC) than we’d like to admit. As big and broad as Lean is, the real benefit of implementing it the right way attacks the same problem with the same benefits as TOC. And that is in the Value Stream of […]

Why Everything You Know About ERP is Wrong

ERP has been the backbone of manufacturing IT for so long that it has taken on its own myths. The trouble is that these myths are now ‘accepted wisdom’, despite being anything but acceptable or wise. Destruction of these misconceptions is long overdue. Misconception 1: ERP is costly “For manufacturers with multiple sites, subsidiary companies, […]

VISUAL ERP Extensions

Why Are A Handful of Leaders Better At Performance Improvements?

Assuming you have effectively answered the 4 questions that every business must continuously ask themselves during and after setting the company’s strategic plan and objectives: “Why” is it important to change now? “What” must improve & what will it mean to our business? “Who” will need to be involved in the execution? “How” will we […]

SBS – Business Revolution Through Evolution

In a time where manufacturing companies in America are struggling to survive, Synergy Resources Strategic Business Planning Program has provided our company with a roadmap to achieve World-Class performance. This program has re-energized our employees and our management team and focused our company on growth and efficiency through operational excellence. Through the execution of this […]


Throughput Accounting

Welcome to Synergy Resources’ Continual Improvement in Manufacturing (CIM) Journal. Over the next several months, we will be exploring here a variety of techniques that can be used to continually improve manufacturing operations. We strongly encourage you to post questions and leave feedback. The greatest benefits come from addressing problems in fundamental areas. An important […]

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. Synergy 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 […]