Boston Centerless Wins 2010 Summit Award

Woburn, MA, October 20, 2010 – Boston Centerless has been selected as the 2010 recipient of Consona Corporation’s Summit award for its Made2Manage™ ERP Solution. The announcement was made at Consona’s premier user conference in Las Vegas.

This Best Overall Use award honors a customer that has been able to demonstrate excellence in utilizing multiple applications of their chosen solution, in this case, the Made2Manage ERP solution. Recipients of the award submit both qualitative and quantitative data that illustrate how the solution has improved the customer’s overall business performance. Award recipients display full use of both core and add-on solutions, steady business growth, a strong return on investment, and a passion for implementing and mastering new technologies.

Boston Centerless has used Made2Manage to further automate its business processes, establish uniform best practices throughout the organization and provide a real-time source of information that leads to better decisions. Substantial time savings have also been achieved through regular and frequent re-examination of business processes and a strong commitment to lean. Boston Centerless has achieved significant results in reducing lead time from quote-to-delivery, which is critical to meeting and exceeding customer expectations. Customizations have also been particularly helpful in streamlining processes and maintaining customer satisfaction.

Overall, the Made2Manage ERP solution helped Boston Centerless improve its competitive position. Specifically, Boston Centerless has achieved the following results:

  • Improved overall efficiency, allowing the company to support an increase in production in excess of 20 percent without having to hire additional staff
  • Increased on-time delivery from 88 percent to 98 percent
  • Increased labor tracking through the use of the Made2Manage Shop Floor Manager module
  • Increased the volume, accuracy and timeliness of information available to decision-makers, resulting in better informed and more accurate decisions
  • Currently reducing time from when an order is received to when it reaches the production floor from three days to one day through implementation of an order processing cell and use of Made2Manage customization

“What sets us apart is not just our ability to produce ultra precise, industry-best ground bar stock with consistency in tolerance, roundness and straightness, but also the speed to market and added value that we can bring our customers through our enhanced ERP system,” said Robert Berger, Director of IT at Boston Centerless. “Made2Manage allows us to capture critical information and analytics for improving and further automating business processes, giving us a competitive advantage and helping Boston Centerless earn a reputation for exceptional quality and service.”

“We’re thrilled to honor Boston Centerless with a Summit Award for the best use of the Made2Manage ERP solution,” said Jeff Tognoni, CEO, Consona. “The company’s use of the solution is a great example of the ways companies can use all their resources — people and technology — to gain efficiencies, solve everyday problems and cut costs.”

About Boston Centerless
Boston Centerless is an industry leader in the supply of precision ground bar materials for close tolerance machining applications to a variety of industries. The company also provides complete grinding services for customer-supplied material and components and manufactures a line of ultra-precise gages. For more information, visit or email

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