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Technology Group International Management Monitors ERP ROI Promise
by Thomas Cutler

Founded in 1990 and headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, Technology Group International is a proven technology leader delivering Tier 1 application software functionality at a price performance level that can be readily accepted by organizations of all sizes. Specializing in software systems for small and mid-market manufacturing and distribution companies, TGI's integrated Enterprise Series software suite is a complete business process management solution. The product offering includes Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP), Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP), Supply Chain Management (SCM), Warehouse Management System (WMS), Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS), Decision Support System (DSS), Business Intelligence, Manufacturing Execution System (MES), and eCommerce. TGI implements, maintains, enhances, and supports its packaged distribution and manufacturing software solutions directly and via its channel partners.

Rebecca Gill, vice-president of Technology Group International, "Too often industrial executives wonder what happened to that ROI (return on investment) figure promised by the sales representative of a recent IT purchase. Purchasers of Enterprise 21 do not have to ask such questions when implementing TGI's ERP software. TGI is so confident of the potential ROI obtained from an Enterprise 21 purchase, that six months after implementation; customers may schedule a free ROI workshop lead by a member of TGI's executive management staff. This eight hour workshop will review operational progress to date and help target future areas of improvement." From the customer service desk into the manufacturing facility and onto the warehouse shelves, TGI is onsite and available to help customers obtain the largest return on investment possible. Management includes the following principles: Scott Smith, President & CEO Scott attended both Harvey Mudd College and the University of Toledo, graduating with a Ph.D. in Physics. After exploring a career in academics and receiving research awards such as the Thomas Benjamin Brown Memorial Physics Research Award, Scott left the world of academia and joined Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corporation. At OCF he held various positions in information systems, sales and marketing, finance, purchasing, and strategic planning. In his last position with OCF, he ran a $150 million transportation and logistics group for the Construction Products Group. In 1990 Scott left OCF and CO-founded TGI with Dennis Schmedlen and Bob Goldstine. After fifteen years, Scott still remains an active member of TGI's staff by leading both the overall company direction and by staying actively engaged in various levels of customer activity. Dennis Schmedlen, Vice President of Consulting Services Dennis attended Oakland University where he received a B.A. in Business Administration. After holding positions as a System Analyst and Project Manager, Dennis joined Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corporation and served as their Director of Corporate Systems Development. After a fifteen year career at OCF, Dennis left to join Scott Smith and Bob Goldstine in starting TGI. At TGI's origin, he was instrumental in forming TGI's consulting services department and guiding application development and the evolution of system architecture. Today Dennis manages both TGI's technical and project manager staff. Bob Goldstine, Manager of New Technology Bob attended Bowling Green University and graduated with a Bachelors degree in Management Information Systems. Bob immediately began his tenure with TGI as an intern and has remained an active member of the staff ever since. From his start in 1990, Bob has held various positions in technical support, system design, project management, and sales support. Currently Bob is responsible for leading TGI's development of new technology.

Technology Group International www.tgiltd.com Rebecca Gill rgill@tgiltd.com 800-837-0028

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