Central synergy: Chemical manufacturer finds right formula with DEACOM ERP


Synalloy will use DEACOM ERP to integrate its specialty chemical manufacturing business with one software system as part of a companywide initiative to reduce costs associated with productivity, safety, inventory controls, quality, and delivery.
Synalloy, a diverse manufacturer of piping and piping systems and specialty chemicals, has been in business since 1945 and employs more than 440 people in South Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia. The company used a combination of software systems to manage its chemical group, which consists of Blackman Uhler LLC, Organic Pigments LLC , and Manufacturers Chemical LLC . The setup lacked the centralization needed for viewing information across the entire chemical group, according to Synalloy Information Systems Director Rhonda Harmon.
"One of our chemical companies was still running a homegrown system separate from our main ERP system," Harmon says. "And the ERP system we were using was so customized—particularly in the areas of costing and data collection—that it was no longer being supported by our vendor. We were performing many functions outside of our current system that should have been part of our ERP system."
DEACOM ERP, once live, will integrate the business processes of Synalloy's chemical group, including lab management and regulatory reporting, accounting, inventory control, purchasing, sales order entry, CRM, and production in a single database.

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