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You’ve Taken Your First Business Automation Step – Now What?

First off, I’d like to congratulate you and your company. Seriously. Do you realize that you’re in the minority of manufacturers? According to the 2015 Manufacturing Report by Illinois-based accounting firm Sikich LLP, 53% of those polled are still using manual processes to measure key performance indicators (KPIs). Eleven percent of survey respondents reported using custom built/legacy applications to monitor their KPIs and only 26% are using an ERP (enterprise resource planning) solution. So, not only is your company in the minority who understand the many business benefits ERP software can offer, but you’ve selected an ERP solution from Global Shop Solutions, a company that’s been around for more than 40 years and has been laser-focused on serving the manufacturing industry since its inception.

Not only does Global Shop Solutions hold itself to a high standard, it looks for business partners that mirror those standards. That’s why I’m delighted to share with you that Global Shop Solutions has selected EMS Barcode Solutions as a preferred partner for providing hardware solutions, labeling and other value-added services to its partners.

4 Ways EMS Barcode Solutions Can Make Your Business Automation Experience Even Better
Like Global Shop Solutions , EMS Barcode Solutions has a strong focus on the manufacturing industry as well as closely-related environments such as warehouses, distribution centers and supply chain and logistics. For more than five years, we’ve been providing Global Shop Solutions customers with customized hardware solutions and other complementary services. Over the next four months, I’ll be sharing four specific ways EMS Barcode works hand-in-hand with Global Shop Solutions’ customers to make your business automation experience even better. To avoid keeping you in suspense, however, here’s a short summary of how we can help you:

  1. Custom hardware solution consulting. If you’re business processes and workflows aren’t optimized or you’re not using mobile solutions and barcode labeling to reduce manual data entry, you’re still going to struggle with inventory tracking and data entry errors. This is where we can help. Each Global Shop Solutions customer receives a dedicated EMS Barcode account manager who will get to know your business and work with you and your Global Shop Solutions account manager to provide specific feedback and recommendations based on your company’s unique hardware solution needs.
  2. Hardware and media that’s Global Shop Solutions certified. When it comes to selecting barcode scanners and other shop floor hardware, the choices can be overwhelming. Not only are there dozens of manufacturers and retail outlets to choose from – there are infinitely more options when you factor in scanning engines, operating systems and other computing spec choices. As a Global Shop Solutions customer, you don’t have to take on this burden. We’ve already vetted and tested several types and categories of shop floor hardware, and we’ve certified that it works with Global Shop Solutions’ ERP suite. In fact, we’ve even created a custom landing page for Global Shop Solutions customers where you can see these products for yourself. And, don’t worry, we’ll never ask you to make a buying decision based on a picture and a blurb; we offer free demo equipment and a 30-day money back guarantee on all hardware purchases.
  3. Post-sales support. Even the best hardware can sometimes have problems. And, when these situations happen, you need a trusted resource who can quickly diagnose and fix the problem and minimize downtime. EMS has all your post-sales support needs covered, including barcode equipment warranties and repairs on all major brands with turnaround times as short as one to two days.
  4. Managed services. Instead of waiting for technology problems to happen and then reacting, EMS Barcode’s mobile device management services can detect factors that precede device failure (e.g. batteries reaching end of life, hard drives nearing capacity) and take proactive steps to minimize downtime and optimize business continuity.

This is just a highlight of the complementary value-added services EMS can offer Global Shop Solutions customers. As you get to know our company better in the following months, feel free to contact us via our website to chat, email or call us. We’re looking forward to speaking with you, and we’re ready to help because our success depends on your success.

Eric Sutter is a business development professional with more than 20 years of experience in barcoding, building solutions for asset tracking and warehouse management across a wide range of vertical markets. Sutter founded EMS Barcode Solutions on the premise that customers need more than data collection devices and software — they need solutions. By combining and integrating components such as mobile computers, software, labels, and ribbons with professional services, EMS delivers solutions that provide its customers with a tangible return on their investments.

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