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AF Gason boosts operational efficiency with SYSPRO software
Fri, 15th Dec 2023

AF Gason, the innovative designer and manufacturer of world-class broadacre farm machinery, wood-heating products, and industrial solutions, has reported a substantial increase in operational effectiveness through the deployment of SYSPRO enterprise software. Specialising in a broad spectrum of services, AF Gason handles the distribution and support of their product range across the Australia and New Zealand region via a comprehensive dealer network.

Recognising the need for an enterprise system capable of streamlining their supply chain, AF Gason adopted SYSPRO and have experienced marked improvements to their business model. The intuitive system records every facet of the manufacturing chain, spanning from shop floor recording to job management, procurement, and inventory management. The financial functionality of SYSPRO also effectively handles sales processing, invoicing, and cash management.

Reflecting on the company's adoption of SYSPRO, Leon Nash, Chief Financial Officer at AF Gason, noted a significant boost to the company's decision-making capabilities due to the wealth of data provided by the system. "We've had a 100% improvement in our results over the past couple of years, and a great deal is related to being able to use the information out of SYSPRO to give us better decision-making capability in the business," said Nash.

The company's validation of the SYSPRO Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) system and effective implementation of shop floor and job recording has led to a greater than 20% improvement in job recording accuracy levels. Factory floor efficiency has also seen an increase by nearly 50%, according to Nash.

Jason Yole, AF Gason's Production Manager, lauds the impact of SYSPRO MOM on their business operations. He states, “The data collection in terms of our ability to see whether we are working according to our standard times, and if the returns are meeting expectations, is top-notch."

The benefits of SYSPRO extend beyond production — the system has revolutionised AF Gason's inventory management practices. Yole affirms how the software heightens their overview of operations, and Nash adds that SYSPRO allows the company to calculate their inventory turns and carrying value more accurately, leading to cost reductions.

The software's traceability features are also essential for AF Gason's adherence to ISO 9001 accreditations and warranty traceability. Furthermore, it has improved the engineering design process, helping to streamline it by approximately 30%, and enhanced the mobility of their sales staff, facilitating remote work, and increasing productivity.

The partnership between AF Gason and SYSPRO continues to thrive. Yole welcomes the unwavering support from SYSPRO, attesting to the software's unparalleled flexibility and adaptability. Nash concludes that thanks to SYSPRO, AF Gason can continually innovate better equipment and offer higher quality products to their customers. As for Yole, SYSPRO has become “literally part of our family now. We couldn't do without it."