NexTec Formulates a Successful Solution for Columbia Chemical
Columbia Chemical selected Microsoft Dynamics GP for its robust feature set, integrated manufacturing suite and competitive price and NexTec Group for the team’s broad experience with manufacturers.
About Columbia Chemical
Columbia Chemical has always operated on the cutting edge of technology in the metal plating industry. More than 30 ago, the company pioneered an environmentally friendly alternative to cyanide-based zinc coating. To manage its financial, inventory and manufacturing operations with state-of-the-art precision, Columbia Chemical selected Microsoft Dynamics GP, Vicinity Manufacturing and the technical consulting services of NexTec Group.
Microsoft Dynamics GP
Here’s how NexTec Group and Microsoft Dynamics GP helped solve Columbia Chemical’s challenges.
Prior to implementing Microsoft Dynamics GP, order entry at Columbia Chemical had been a slow process. The staff had to manually produce the Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), Certificate of Analysis (COA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) required shipping documents for every order. “They were going back and forth between Word, Excel and Peachtree to complete even the most straightforward order,” recalls Kevin Reilley, VP of Operations at Columbia Chemical.
NexTec streamlined the entire process by adding a new shortcut to the order entry screen. The button launches a process that dynamically creates all the required documentation based on the actual items and lot numbers referenced on the order. “We have halved the time it takes to produce an order,” says Reilley. “That’s significant because it allowed us to grow without hiring additional customer service staff.”