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Archive for July, 2012

Update from Clow Stamping

Posted on: July 12th, 2012 by Clow Stamping Company No Comments

Significant growth during the last three years peaked in early 2012 and presented CSC with some challenges in meeting the on-time delivery requirements of our customers.

To avoid compromising deliveries, several solutions have been implemented. In addition to the ongoing 72,000 sq ft expansion, 2.9 million in equipment purchases were made. To alleviate a labor shortage, a weekend shift was developed.

Eight weeks after the development of our weekend shift, we have seen a significant reduction of 47% in over booked press hours. We will continue working 24/7 and expect to be back on schedule within 4-5 weeks.

Thanks for your patience.

Reg Clow

 

Expansion Update – Phase 2 On Schedule

Posted on: July 10th, 2012 by fsol No Comments

The Merrifield area has received considerable rainfall this summer. Over 7.5 inches in June and over 4 inches in July so far. That much rain has been hampering construction efforts. Nevertheless, the contractor, says the 62,000 Sq. FT. project is on schedule to be completed in September. The exterior concrete walls are being delivered and put in place today.

Clow Stamping Expansion

Delivering the Concrete Wall

Microsoft Dynamics NAV ERP Software Implementation Progress Report

Posted on: July 6th, 2012 by fsol No Comments

While the overall progress of the NAV implementation has been much slower than originally estimated due to the volume and complexity of the data we need to transfer between systems, some important functionality has been successfully brought on line. In January we went live with Payroll. Processing Payroll in house will save Clow Stamping Company a considerable amount over the life of the NAV product. In late June we brought the first phase of HR functionality on-line. NAV Absence Registration will allow supervisors to see employee attendance and PTO balance information in a much more effective way than ever before. Just last week we added a 2nd phase to the HR implementation which means Employee Warning Slips will now be visible in NAV. We are currently working on the 3rd Phase of HR, which will be Training information.