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Instant Manufacturing Business Visibility and Custom Reporting Got Goetsch’s Welding

Founded in 1969 by professional welder James Goetsch, Goetsch’s Welding & Machine, Inc. started out making fabricated components for large agricultural construction equipment companies such as Case and Caterpillar. Since then, Goetsch’s Welding has expanded into heavy construction equipment, paving, medical supply and other general industries. The Wisconsin-based company also builds custom production machinery for the automotive and specialized paper industries.

When Goetsch’s began searching for the right ERP system to help support its future growth, management wanted a fully-integrated, single source system that could efficiently manage production while integrating shop floor and back office information. They found this in Global Shop Solutions ERP software.

For General Manager Craig Kowatch the overriding benefit of Global Shop Solutions comes through the integration and visibility of data, which leads to vastly improved process control. Through the robust Inventory software, he can easily drill down to see the status of any job in production.

With easy customization options, Kowatch can review custom reports that indicate which components for a job haven’t been completed, allowing him to keep jobs on track. Meanwhile, the person on the shop floor can easily see what has been done, what needs to be done and whether jobs are ready to ship.

“Chasing down this information used to require a lot of legwork. Now we can instantly see what needs to be done instead of scrolling through mountains of paper lists detailing all the different subcomponents. We can get any information we want from Global Shop Solutions.”

– Craig Kowatch, General Manager of Goetsch’s Welding & Machine

To learn more about Goetsch’s Welding, download their case study or any of our other 150 case studies here.

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