Foundry

Foundries have unique challenges that require unique software. Scheduling and coordinating core production, melt deck capacity and molding demands to customer requirements is a tough balancing act. Pattern inspection prior to releasing to production. Tracking casting inventory send to outside suppliers for processing. These are all business processes that the Odyssey ERP system addresses, as well as a myriad of others unique to the foundry industry.

  • Odyssey software stores both the chemical and physical characteristics of each heat. Certifications can be printed either on demand or at time of shipment.
  • The Odyssey metal recipe system defines the composition of the metal grade, both alloy cost and requirements. Compare your standard metal usage against your actual metal usage.
  • Odyssey offers an integrated pattern tracking system. Total impressions are kept on each pattern and review limits can be set. Patterns which have exceeded review limits are flagged for inspection. Family and combination patterns are fully supported.
  • Odyssey allows for both metal and energy surcharges to be applied at order entry or invoicing for each customer.

What people are saying

"Prior to Odyssey we ran an accounting system with Excel spreadsheets. As we have grown, we needed a system that would allow us to do more with less. Since Meloon Foundries is a small company, and many of us wear different hats, our goal was to reduce the duplication of effort. Odyssey has tremendous value by helping us eliminate the redundant keying and make our operations more efficient."
Jim Iannettoni, President Meloon Foundries, Inc.

As a foundry, you have special requirements. B&L Information Systems serves only metalcasters, and we developed Odyssey ERP software to directly address the specific needs of foundries, die casters and related operations. From a dozen employees to thousands, hundreds of the world's leading foundries rely on Odyssey. Whether you are a job shop or high production, ferrous or non-ferrous, sand or permanent mold, Odyssey can address your unique manufacturing challenge. Odyssey fits your business because we developed it through direct involvement from people like you, people with first-hand knowledge. And it unites all areas of your business: manufacturing, quality, sales, finance, inventory and data analytics.

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