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Solving Smoky Manufacturing Situations in New York

Founded in 1991, Buffalo Filter is a world leading medical device manufacturer and supplier of surgical smoke evacuation equipment used to evacuate hazardous smoke plume and/or aerosols created during surgical procedures. At its FDA-registered facility in Lancaster, New York, Buffalo Filter produces its own brand of advanced smoke evacuation equipment, filters and accessories, while also offering hundreds of OEM, private label, and co-labeled products used by a wide variety of medical specialties.

For years, the company managed its production processes with old-fashioned manual spreadsheets and paper files. When management decided to upgrade its business management capabilities, it selected Global Shop Solutions as its ERP software and hasn’t looked back. “The visibility of data in Global Shop Solutions is impressive,” says Karen Loretto, Director of Software Applications for Buffalo Filter. “At any time we can instantly find out anything we need to know about a part, a job, a customer or whatever.”

Since Buffalo Filter is a medical products company it must maintain strict compliance with FDA regulations. Global Shop Solutions’ Document Control™ feature lends a hand by electronically attaching work instructions and other documents to the routers and work orders. To view the instructions, employees can instantly access them on the GUI monitors rather than having to chase down the information by hand. “Document Control allows us to set restrictions so that only the engineers can change or update instructions, ensuring that employees always have the most current version on the floor,” says Loretto.

To learn more about Buffalo Filter, download their case study or any of our other case studies here.

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