13 Dec EpiCenter Helps Howe Corporation Harness Epicor’s Power
Howe utilizes EpiCenter talent to configure software for timely scheduling and shipping—worldwide.
Chicago, IL, December 13, 2017 – EpiCenter, a leading authorized partner of Epicor Software, announced today its successful collaboration with Howe Corporation, a women-owned refrigeration equipment company poised for growth.
In business since 1912, Howe has been producing refrigeration equipment that lasts four times longer than that of its competition. Matching experience with innovation, Howe brings to market energy efficient equipment that’s now sold in over 100 countries. Their Costa Rican office is the first step in a global expansion that demands more from its enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. Howe will use Epicor’s multi-book modules to determine capacities and scheduling across sites that ensure accurate timing and delivery—and pleased customers.
“Howe Corporation has seen tremendous growth in its 100+ years in business,” said EpiCenter President Jeffrey Glaze. “Their purchasing and production departments can no longer see at a glance when parts are needed. They required the scheduling and advanced materials management that Epicor offers and someone to help them put all the pieces together. That’s where we come in.”
Tammy Phillips, VP of Finance and Treasurer at Howe Corporation appreciated the way EpiCenter completed a strategic process review (SPR) before starting the process. “EpiCenter’s understanding from a small business aspect was excellent, since they had formerly operated a manufacturing business. I liked that they did a process review first and showed solid understanding of our needs. We define growth by the bottom line. You can increase revenue but if you’re not making more money, what’s the point? EpiCenter helped us use Epicor to track costs and profit margins so we can make changes to achieve net profits.”
A full-service, value-added reseller for Epicor, EpiCenter follows Epicor’s Signature Methodology along with industry-specific expertise from its extensive background in engineer-to-order and make-to-stock manufacturing and distribution. Offering tools acquired as a former manufacturer itself, EpiCenter assesses people and production needs first, and then translates those requirements to the software. Clients include companies in aerospace and defense, medical device, electronics and high tech, tool and die, rubber and plastics, fabricated metal, furniture and fixtures, energy, automotive, industrial machinery, firearms, biomedical, foam products, machine shops, and distribution. For more information, contact www.epicentererp.com.
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