US away-from-home tissue producer von Drehle able to streamline production, cut costs, achieve green goals through enterprise resource planning software from Syspro, which is recognized for the project; Syspro makes list of 2014 top supply chain projects

COSTA MESA, California , June 5, 2014 (press release) – SYSPRO ERP Enables VonDrehle to Streamline Production, Reduce Costs, Go Green

SYSPRO, a developer of best-of-breed, award-winning enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for on-premise and cloud-based utilization, today announced the company’s inclusion on the annual list of the “2014 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100,” a compilation of "100 Great Supply Chain Projects" issued annually by Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine. SYSPRO was selected based upon the highly effective utilization of SYSPRO ERP Software by VonDrehle, a manufacturer of paper products for the “away-from-home” market.

“In my opinion, SYSPRO is the best operational software for smaller and mid-sized manufacturers that want to take their businesses forward with the ability to react quickly and effectively to market dynamics.”
VonDrehle initiated a search for ERP software in 1997 to facilitate growth, achieve green goals, manage costs, coordinate manufacturing and warehousing sites, implement digital dashboards and provide in-depth visibility into operations. Phyllis Durmire, Director of IT for VonDrehle, says that the selection of SYSPRO ERP was “based on the broad functionality of SYSPRO financial and manufacturing modules.”

The goal was to coordinate all company locations under one “IT umbrella.” VonDrehle, in this manner, updated data on inventory movements, shipping processes and other system wide transactions to be readily available to all users. By implementing a bar coding solution and tying it into the SYSPRO ERP software, even greater efficiency was also achieved for inventory tracking. “If we can’t fill an order from one manufacturing site, we’ll be able to pinpoint finished goods inventories at other sites to sustain the company’s outstanding reputation for rapid order turnaround. In fact,” she notes, “we fill about 2,750 orders each month from a roster of about 400 customers. Many place their orders directly into SYSPRO EDI, indicative of their desire for rapid order fulfillment.”

After working with SYSPRO ERP software for more than ten years, Durmire notes, “In my opinion, SYSPRO is the best operational software for smaller and mid-sized manufacturers that want to take their businesses forward with the ability to react quickly and effectively to market dynamics.” She adds: “There are large ERP providers with huge customer bases – but no one better understands the SMB (small/mid-sized business) space than SYSPRO. SYSPRO ERP software provides richness and value to companies like ours. It enables us to see exactly where our business is, analyze and change business processes and become more competitive. Beyond that, there is the ‘company intangible’ of always feeling like we have a true partnership with SYSPRO.”

About VonDrehle

VonDrehle Corporation manufactures and supplies towel and tissue products for the “away-from-home” market, which includes hotels, restaurants and a wide variety of commercial establishments. In addition, the company manufactures and buys ready-made paper dispensers to enable customers to order complete paper dispensing systems.

Manufacturing locations and warehouses are located in Memphis, TN, and Maiden, NC. The company also operates a paper mill in Rockingham, NC, and a “converting” facility in Las Vegas, NV.

The VonDrehle Web site is: Telephone: 800/438-3631 or email:

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