Tom Griffin is CAPTEK® Softgel International’s VP Supply Chain and has worked with ORG/Julia for almost 20 years. I spoke with him about the advantages of using an ERP system – and what value Julia and the ORG Team bring to his business priorities.
CAPTEK™ Softgel International is a privately-owned, full-service contract manufacturer of custom and retail dietary supplement formulations. Griffin works in multiple departments – customer service, inventory, and logistics – his main passion is in manufacturing and continuous systems improvements.
Our conversation started by touching upon the complexities of cost accounting and forecasting in MRP; and keeping accurate reports with Work in Process. An ERP system like SYSPRO has become mandatory to keep up with today’s complexities and demands on business systems.
Griffin has worked with SYSPRO, in addition to other ERP systems for over 30 years. One of the main aspects he appreciates with SYSPRO’s platform is its cost-effective design; one only pays for modules that are used. Also, he stated the user-friendly dashboards along with the fully customizable nature are appealing.
Appropriate access accounts have been created for CAPTEK™’s CFO, hourly warehouse personnel, and appropriate levels in-between. Along with CAPTEK™’s IT ability to create appropriate access groups in multiple plant locations, SYSPRO is supporting “work from home” groups since last March when the COVID pandemic changed the work landscape. The same data/dashboards are accessed from multiple locations simultaneously – and seamlessly.
As demand for instantaneous, accurate reports has increased, SYSPRO continually improves their platform to keep up with these business demands. The platform is continually improved upon and SYSPRO works with other third-party platforms to keep customizations at the forefront of ERP. In fact, Griffin pointed out that SYSPRO’s ability to provide user-friendly reports on customized, complicated queries to be one of the most useful aspects of the platform. From R&D to invoicing, Griffin is accurately tracking and projecting CAPTEK™’s manufacturing lines with SYSPRO.
Working with ORG/Julia
As Griffin and I were ending the call, he wanted to make sure that I was aware of the value of Julia Maynard, head of Operations Resource Group, has brought to his business operation. In his words, “Julia is a business process expert. Her experience and expertise help the customization process develop in a manner that supports the mission of the business. It is obvious she not only knows what she is doing, she also loves what she is doing.”