Jasper Rubber Products Finds the Right Tools in Solarsoft ERP System

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Mid-sized rubber molding company selects Solarsoft to integrate business, deliver real-time information and improve traceability.

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Solarsoft’s real-time shop floor data collection will help us be proactive in addressing issues as they occur, instead of looking back at old data to determine what wasn’t running up to expectation.

Solarsoft Business Systems, a leading provider of enterprise software and IT services to manufacturers worldwide, today announced that Solarsoft’s ERP system for discrete manufacturers, Solarsoft iVP, has been selected by Jasper Rubber Products, a rubber and plastic manufacturer that makes molded and lathe cut parts for the appliance, automotive and filtration industries.

As a growing company, Jasper Rubber sought to replace its existing heavily customized legacy system in order to integrate the various functions of the business, gain real-time shop floor data, and improve inventory tracking.

Complete integration was an important factor in Jasper Rubber’s selection process. “We didn’t want an à-la-carte system where we had to pay separately for each module needed to integrate our business,” says Kyle Kuczynski, CFO at Jasper Rubber. “We appreciated that Solarsoft already included all the modules we felt were necessary to achieve our objectives. The highest priority of which was to better track our product costs.”

With its legacy system, Jasper Rubber relied on manually recorded data from the shop floor. “Solarsoft’s real-time shop floor data collection will help us be proactive in addressing issues as they occur, instead of looking back at old data to determine what wasn’t running up to expectation.”

While Jasper Rubber has exceptional finished goods inventory accuracy, there was room for improvement in the tracking of work in progress (WIP). “Our production scheduling group heavily relies on the accuracy of our WIP reporting. Inaccurate WIP data often causes us to run product unnecessarily because we actually had what we thought we didn’t or causes us to expedite shipments because we thought we had what we actually didn’t,” says Kuczynski. “As we’re already tracking finished goods for outbound shipments, Solarsoft’s traceability features will make it easy for us to expand the use of bar codes to track inventory from the moment it’s received through any movements between raw materials and finished goods.”

“We’re excited about our new partnership with Jasper Rubber,” says Doug Churchill, VP of Sales at Solarsoft. “We’re confident that the Solarsoft iVP system will help Jasper Rubber integrate its business and deliver real-time information and improved traceability.”

About Jasper Rubber Products
Jasper Rubber Products, Inc. manufactures and sells molded, extruded, lathe cut, and liquid silicone rubber products for the appliance, automotive and filtration industries. It also offers molded and extruded engineering plastics and thermoplastic elastomer products. The employee-owned company was founded in 1949 and is based in Jasper, Indiana. For more information please visit http://www.jasperrubber.com.

About Solarsoft Business Systems
Solarsoft provides modern enterprise software and IT services to manufacturers, distributors and wholesale businesses worldwide. The company has grown organically and through acquisition since 1986 and has worldwide revenues of US$100 million. Solarsoft employs more than 450 professionals providing local support across 16 time zones. More than 2,500 companies rely on Solarsoft to bring clarity and efficiency to their daily operations. For more information please visit http://www.solarsoft.com.

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