ETO ERP Software a Perfect Fit for Government Contractor
Headquartered in Shoreview, Minnesota, PaR Systems, a DCAA government contractor, provides specialized material handling and automation equipment to many diverse industries including aerospace, defense, Department of Energy, food and beverage, government, hazardous material management, industrial manufacturing, life sciences, marine, mining, semi-conductor and other specialized markets. The focus of PaR Systems business is the successful application of large-scale as well as small and precise, high precision robotic and material handling equipment and systems solutions for critical customer applications and government contracts.
With thousands of automation systems and material handling equipment installations around the world, PaR Systems provides standard products and custom equipment using a broad range of mechanical platforms and extensive software libraries and control systems expertise. PaR Systems offers complete engineering and manufacturing capabilities for special applications.
From Engineering and Manufacturing to Final Delivery
Having used JOBSCOPE government contractor software for more than 20 years, PaR Systems relies on the JOBSCOPE government contract ERP software for all engineering and manufacturing practices at the company. The business is very project oriented and it is important to have a system able to accommodate that need. Because JOBSCOPE government contract ERP software is designed around project manufacturing, it makes for a great fit at PaR Systems. JOBSCOPE ERP manufacturing software runs all disciplines in the PaR Systems organization for production including engineering estimating all the way through final product delivery.
Heavy users are those involved in engineering while others include corporate buyers, production planners and warehouse personnel. Engineering alone accounts for more than 75 users. The system is accessed for a multitude of customer projects by users at five PaR Systems locations including manufacturing sites in Shoreview, Minnesota and Brunswick, Georgia, as well as engineering support facilities in Iron Mountain, Michigan and Fort Worth, Texas and the company headquarters in Shoreview, Minnesota.
Each PaR Systems customer contract is unique – a separate project – with charges included for labor and materials in each contract. JOBSCOPE government contract manufacturing software accommodates this need eliminating the burden of multiple entries. Because JOBSCOPE manufacturing software is contract-based, PaR Systems is able to use the system without modifications or forcing it to work the way they do.
“JOBSCOPE offers real-time information on the status of any project from a cost perspective which is extremely important to us,” says Steve Sutton, Director of IT. “It’s a great fit for our business and it is obvious JOBSCOPE government contractor software was specifically designed to meet the needs of companies just like PaR Systems. It works exactly like we do which makes for a very nice fit.”
PaR Systems views engineering as a critical component of the business and considers it the heart of the company. JOBSCOPE allows PaR Systems to plan engineering tasks so that they can align the job costs for a project from its inception since 80-90% of all projects are one-time builds. As an engineer-to-order (ETO) business, this is key for the PaR Systems business by capturing job costing during all engineering and production phases and those for materials requirements planning and labor.
Running Lean and Efficient
On the materials side, PaR Systems uses JOBSCOPE ERP software to the full extent of the system from lead time of ordering materials to final product completion. All scheduling and delivery activity is included within JOBSCOPE manufacturing software and PaR Systems relies on that information every day for resource planning and production purposes. Reports are generated routinely that give supervisors and managers a quick view of work cell activity and delivery status information.
“With JOBSCOPE, we’re able to run a lean operation,” says Kallie Swartz, director of materials. “Using JOBSCOPE, we are more efficient in scheduling, materials management, planning, warehousing and shipping. That helps us meet company objectives and keep our customers satisfied.” Sutton agrees, “Our overhead would be much higher without JOBSCOPE. Without question, more support staff, additional manufacturing steps and extra data entry labor would be required.”
The JOBSCOPE ERP software system manages engineering flow, materials acquisitions, purchasing, receiving, inspection, shop floor control, production scheduling, shipping and invoicing. JOBSCOPE provides the flexibility of being highly configurable for specific job tasks and houses all scheduling and delivery of customer projects. Real time information is immediately available enabling users to extract data from the system at any time.
“As we’ve grown as a company, JOBSCOPE manufacturing software has grown with us,” says Kallie Swartz, Director of Materials. “The system has supported us perfectly as the right solution for our ETO business.”
JOBSCOPE continues to serve as a critical tool to support the PaR Systems vision of being the preferred specialized material handling systems and automation solution partner in their ETO business. After all, PaR Systems has spent the past 47 years solving their customers’ automation challenge needs that have successfully helped improve quality, safety and productivity for their businesses.
Located in Greenville, South Carolina (US), Jobscope delivers fully-integrated solutions for engineer-to-order (ETO) and make-to-order (MTO) manufacturers; government contractors, and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) businesses. For over 30 years, customer’s using JOBSCOPE have improved on-time deliveries, materials management and inventories, data integrity, cost control, job reporting and communications between management, operations and finance.
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