At Ohio Valley manufacturing, we are constantly on the lookout for new ways to innovate, optimize, and streamline our business and our customer service. Back in 2011, we implemented one of our greatest strategies to accomplishing these goals, and we’d like to take some time to explain just how valuable it is for our business and our customers.
The previous problem was this: all of our business functions and transactions, including shipping, receiving, inventory, production, job scheduling, maintenance scheduling, and more were tracked and sorted separately. The time and resources spent managing all of these various processes and schedules was an area we chose to focus on streamlining.
Enter PRAXIS, our proprietary software that is a powerful tracking and reporting database and workflow package. It encompasses both MRP functions for inventory control, and ERP functions for streamlined flow of information between departments, and easy resource and production tracking. PRAXIS was designed in-house, which means that not only are we experts at its use, but it is also entirely customizable. PRAXIS is fully integrated with all of our machines, and provides real-time traceability for all of our processes, and also tracks AQP reporting, die reviews, and EDI processing. It offers our customers the option for barcode labeling and shipment notifications via text, email, or ASN, and offers Ohio Valley a solid advantage over our competition. With a central database from which to monitor all of our internal processes, and that capability to customize and grow with our business, PRAXIS is one of our prouder achievements, and another demonstration of how we seek to build our business in a way that helps us streamline our process so we can streamline our service.