Shoptech partners with the University of Southern California

November 22, 2006

Shoptech Software and the University of Southern California (USC) have partnered through the Western Trade Assistant Adjustment Center to help U.S. Manufacturers improve their international competitiveness. The Western Trade Assistant Center is supported by the U.S. Department of Commerce. The mission of the center is to assist manufacturers in controlling costs and to better position themselves against foreign/global competition.

Gambit Corporation, located in Rohnert Park, California utilized the services of the program to help implement the E2 Shop System from Shoptech. Gambit specializes in precision metal stamping of small high quality wire and strip metal formed parts to customer specifications. “The foreign competition really put a dent in our business and we needed to better position ourselves in order to survive”, stated Cynthia Yehle of Gambit. “With the help of USC and Shoptech, we were able to improve our business processes through the increased usage of the E2 Shop System”. E2 has helped us improve our margins by 32% over last year”.

“The people at Southern Cal have been great to work with”, stated Phil Hutchinson, President and CEO of Shoptech Software. “They truly care about the future of manufacturing in this region and are committed to helping companies compete through the use of technology. Shoptech also realizes that its future is dependent on a growing manufacturing sector, so it’s a win-win for everyone.”

About Shoptech Software

Established in 1984, Shoptech Software is a leading provider of ERP business solutions for small to Mid-market Custom and Make to Order Manufacturers. Shoptech is headquartered at 131 New London Turnpike, Glastonbury, CT 06033 and the main phone is (860) 633-0740. Additional information regarding Shoptech’s products and services is available on-line at

About the Western Trade Assistance Adjustment Center

The WTAAC was established in 1978 through the University of Southern California school of Engineering. It is supported by the U.S. department of commerce for the sole purpose of assisting U.S. Manufactures against foreign competition. For additional information on the WTAC visit




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