Western Ontario University – Research/Medical
Using Global Shop Not Just an Academic Exercise for UMS
A non-profit ancillary service on the campus of the University of Western Ontario
, UMS provides assistance in instruction, research, and industry through the design and manufacture of specialized components and equipment.
In an average month, UMS runs 150 to 300 projects through the shop floor, with jobs ranging from $15 to $200,000 and including everything from small walk-in counter sales that get completed in a day to major projects that take months to complete. With such a wide variety of job types and sizes, it takes a very robust and sophisticated ERP software system to manage all the shop floor activities in a manner that allows UMS to compete with outside manufacturers. That’s where Global Shop comes in. When building complex prototypes, project costs can quickly escalate beyond what the client has budgeted. Clayton Cook, operations manager for UMS, appreciates Global Shop’s ability to forestall financial difficulties by making all costs visible in realtime.
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