Global Shop Solutions, a global developer of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, is now an approved provider in Enterprise Ireland's Lean Service Providers Directory.
The directory profiles different types of service providers who have experience and expertise with lean projects. By vetting the providers listed in the book, Enterprise Ireland saves Irish companies the time and expense of conducting their own vendor research. Using a lean service provider listed in the directory also allows Irish companies access to certain types of grants or funding offered by Enterprise Ireland.
"Manufacturers around the globe are looking for ways to cut costs and lean their operations," says Nick Knight, Director of Implementation and Consulting at Global Shop Solutions. "The Lean Service Providers Directory offers Irish businesses a valuable tool for identifying service providers that can assist them with those types of projects. ERP software helps manufacturers' lean operations by making their shop floor and production management processes faster and more efficient."
To apply for inclusion in the directory, service providers must answer a questionnaire and provide historical evidence of their experience in helping manufacturing companies in the SME environment. Global Shop Solutions was chosen in part because of its best practices approach to implementing ERP software within a six-month time frame.
"We're proud to be listed in the directory because it validates the quality of our product and our implementation approach. Our acceptance was very beneficial to securing a leading medical component manufacturer in Ireland" adds Knight. "The listing expands our visibility in the Irish marketplace, making it easier to introduce our ERP software to Irish manufacturers."