July 25, 2018
Family-operated sawmill overhauls operations with new technology
By Canadian Forest Industries Staff
The continued growth of Neiman Enterprises depends on its dedication to the environment and quality products. The move to Epicor LumberTrack software will enable Neiman Enterprises to merge its multiple inventory management systems to a single-pane platform which will reduce human error through the automation of manual processes.
“The main reason we selected a new software system was because of the disconnect we had across locations and processes with our old system,” said Mike Stevens, sales manager at Neiman Enterprises. “We had individual inventory systems in all four of our locations because as we grew, we added that company’s system to the mill. Our sales office was tied into those systems individually, which made for a very disjointed operation.”
Working directly with Epicor, the Neiman Enterprises team is currently in the process of deploying LumberTrack software and eliminating multiple databases across its facilities. “Because we outgrew our old system, our goal was to implement one system that we could grow into and that would also be a single database to handle all of our locations,” said Chad Voyles, chief financial officer, Neiman Enterprises. “Epicor LumberTrack is an impressive system that revolves around the lumber business. The software will free up time and give us the ability to improve ship times, develop more accurate projections, and ultimately enhance our customer service.”
“Lumber manufacturers and distributors are searching for ways to overhaul their businesses,” said Ryan Filek, product manager, LumberTrack software, Epicor Software. “Those reluctant or incapable of implementing necessary transformation are already seeing a negative financial impact — whether it is a decline in margins, lack of growth, a reduction in customers, or the loss of employees. Epicor LumberTrack enables the growth required to thrive and remain competitive in this industry.”