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Industry: Manufacturing, Distribution & Retail

  • BlumShapiro Assists Retail Jewelry Supplier in Selecting Consumer Goods ERP
    A leading jewelry supplier’s collection of poorly integrated applications was limiting their ability to run their business efficiently and adapt to new requirements. Their core homegrown application was old, inflexible, hard to support, had limited features and was not integrated with their accounting application which had also become dated. BlumShapiro was invited to recommend an upgrade path for their accounting application, with the ultimate goal that it could also replace their home grown application. After further review, we determine their current application may not be the best solution for their consumer goods oriented business and recommended a software selection project to find the application that was the best fit.
  • High-tech Manufacturer Invests in Future and Selects New ERP System
    A leading manufacture’s aging ERP software and hardware was no longer being supported. As a result, they risked business interruption in the event of a hardware or software failure. In addition, the software did not provide modern features necessary to support their changing business environment and the needs of their customers and vendors.
  • Distributor Executes New Technology — Processes Exceed Customer Demands and Return on Investment
    A full line distributor of disposable dental and medical supplies to test laboratories and hospitals for 300 leading medical supply manufacturers, and its sister company who manufacturers medical kits, were simultaneously experiencing rapid growth and changing requirements as a result of entering new markets. Their outdated system had become limited and difficult to use.
  • Roof Repair - A Cost Segregation Case Study
    A local business purchased a building for an upcoming warehouse operation, and – 15 years later – the business discovered the roof of its building had started to leak. The leak, according to a quote from a roofing company, would cost the company $200,000 to repair. It’s a flat roof and only one section seems to be in need of repair. Otherwise the roof structure is in good shape, according to the roofing company, so the business decides to replace the entire roof’s rubber membrane with a new, waterproof membrane. How should the business treat the expenditure for tax and financial statement purposes?
  • BlumShapiro Performs Business Enterprise Review with Parallel Products
    BlumShapiro Consulting was engaged by Parallel Products to provide a complete Business Enterprise Review. Learn more about their challenges and the ultimate solutions.
  • BlumShapiro Leads Comprehensive Data Quality Project for OneSource Water
    OneSource Water's executive team chose BlumShapiro Consulting to work with them on their data quality challenges. Blumhapiro's technology consultants undertook a series of initiatives to help OSW.
  • Master Data Case Study: Legrand North America Manages Enterprise Data
    Like many companies who expand their business horizons through acquisitions and mergers, this eletrical equipment manufacturing company’s master data was fragmented and dispersed, so they turned to Profisee Master Data Maestro for help. Through the use of Microsoft Master Data Services (MDS) as a collective data warehouse and Master Data Maestro's stewardship and workflow capabilities, enterprise data assets were managed quickly and cost-effectively in just six months.
  • National Distributor Saves Time and Improves Performance
    A leading national distributor of organic and natural foods needed to keep a close eye on their frequently changing inventory rates and trends. As expected with perishable products, inventory cannot be on hand for extended periods of time. A constant view of out-of-stock items and replenishment requirements was a necessity. With six principal operating units, 12 warehouses and numerous buyers, a need for better organization and reporting features for inventory control and calculations existed.
  • Manufacturer Sees 40% Increase in Bottom Line
    BlumShapiro's reputation as the go-to business consultant and accounting firm when problems arise prompted a recent visit from the owner of an industrial cleansing machine manufacturer with 20 employees and product contracts that typically price out in the $150,000 to $2.5 million range. The owner had been approached with a proposed set of inter-related contracts that would total more than $20 million, a near recession-proof offering that would ensure work for the foreseeable future. In addition, the contracts had no set delivery dates, meaning his workforce can attend to more immediate contracts as they arise, and work on orders with less rigid delivery deadlines during slower periods.
  • Business Enterprise Review Finds Efficiencies and Ways to Improve Cash Flow
    A highly successful, regional distributor of office break room supplies was embarking on an expansion of their business model, including the addition of new product line offerings. The anticipated growth was expected to result in a rapidly changing business environment and included the task of adding approximately 40,000 additional SKU product codes to their current system, as well as altering their current sales, supply chain and delivery processes.
  • Heating Fuel Supplier — Cuts Costs, Increases Profits and Strengthens Their Competitive Advantage
    A leading family owned and highly reputable dealer of propane in southwestern Connecticut was coming off of one of their strongest and most successful years of operation. Unfortunately, their continued success and growth objectives were at risk due to an outdated software system.

Advisors | Auditors | Consultants | CPAs – BlumShapiro is one of the premier accounting firms in New England and a Top 100 CPA Firm in the U.S. Our professionals serve manufacturing, distribution and retail companies in Boston (MA), Hartford (CT), Cranston (RI), Shelton (CT), Quincy (MA)and Newton (MA) with audit, tax and business consulting services. We are members of the American Production & Inventory Control Society, Manufacturing Alliance of CT, Association for Manufacturing Excellence and the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association.