Manufacturing leader and Kaizen expert partners with xTuple


Long-time open source advocate and xTuple customer launches business to provide software solutions to fellow manufacturers in Pacific Northwest

xTuple, global leader in commercial open source business management software for growing companies, announces its partnership with the newly formed consultancy, Jacobs ERP Solutions LLC. xTuple and Jacobs together will deliver enterprise resource planning (ERP) technology solutions to small- to medium-sized distributors and manufacturers in the American Pacific Northwest, covering the states of Idaho, Washington, Montana and Utah.

Most recently, founder Wes Jacobs served as general manager for a small Ohio-based manufacturing company, Creamer Metal, that implemented xTuple Enterprise Edition. After 40 years of manufacturing management experience, 30 years of which were spent in actively implementing and managing ERP systems, Wes decided he could help others grow their businesses with modern software tools. His experience with successful implementations of xTuple at two different growth-oriented organizations worked so well that he decided to sell and implement the ERP software to others with similar operational needs.

Wes’s background includes continuous improvement, from HP pull manufacturing to the Toyota production system, and he has in-depth knowledge in change management. Wes has implemented Kaizen events, including daily associate huddles to visual constraint boards to bring visibility to process waste.

As a xTuple Solution Provider, Jacobs ERP Solutions handles the entire business management process “end-to-end” — from requirements’ development to software selection to implementation and training to operations.

“Wes’s unique evolution with xTuple, having started off as a customer evaluating multiple packages before choosing and installing xTuple, makes him an invaluable resource to his customers. He understands the real-life demands of business software and the positive implications a comprehensive ERP, installed correctly can have on the success of a business,” said Danielle Kerner, director or partner channel business development.

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About Jacobs ERP Solutions LLC

Based in Meridian, Idaho (USA), Jacobs ERP Solutions specializes in food processing manufacturers and suppliers; HVAC and plumbing distribution industries; warehouse and logistics. Consulting available for manufacturers and distributors that need to combine continuous improvement processes with ERP implementations to optimize business performance and growth. Jacobs’ passion is to deliver practical and affordable, integrated solutions that reduce waste and provide data for business management to make informed decisions, all leading to the ultimate goal of greater profitability for the organization. Visit

About xTuple, the world’s #1 open source ERP

BOSSIE/Best of Open Source Awards 2015: xTuple named InfoWorld's top pick in open source business applications — they're the engines behind every modern business. Read more about BOSSIE Awards.

Award-winning xTuple, makers of the world’s leading suite of open source accounting, Corporate Relationship Management (CRM) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), is supply chain management software for growing businesses to control their operations and profitability. xTuple integrates all critical functional areas in one modular system: sales, financials and operations — including customer and supplier management, inventory control, manufacturing and distribution — the powerful tools to Grow Your World®.

As a commercial open source company, xTuple works with a global community of tens of thousands of professional users. xTuple gives customers the ability to tailor solutions with multi-platform support for Windows, Mac, Linux and mobile as well as flexible licensing and pricing options. Join the innovation conversation with the open source community at



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