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Using DRAMS to Support the Production of Denatured Spirit

Using DRAMS to Support the Production of Denatured Spirit

Last week we shared an article which acknowledged the efforts of spirit producers around the globe to contribute to the fight against COVID-19. Since then, our Customer Care team have been working with several customers to adapt their DRAMS installation to support the...

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Innovation Live! The DRAMS Ideas Factory

Innovation Live! The DRAMS Ideas Factory

We have previously written on the topic of innovation, and how it requires input from a wide range of individuals and perspectives. Innovation isn’t about having lots of ideas; it’s about having the right ideas but it can be difficult to come up with genuinely new...

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Innovation: The More the Merrier

Innovation: The More the Merrier

We have previously covered the importance of having a wide range of influences on product development. At DRAMS we believe a major reason our products are successful is that we are fortunate to be able to draw upon a range of expertise when developing our products....

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Farewell to Graham Waddell, Whyte & Mackay

Farewell to Graham Waddell, Whyte & Mackay

This month sees the retirement of Graham Waddell from Whyte and Mackay – who we believe is the longest-serving current DRAMS user. Graham has been working with DRAMS since 1994, and actually began working with Invergordon – prior to its acquisition by Whyte and Mackay...

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ERP alone is not enough!

ERP alone is not enough!

When speaking with prospective customers we occasionally hear of the organisation’s existing ERP solution as a possible reason not to invest in DRAMS. This viewpoint betrays a misconception regarding what exactly a bespoke distillery management solution does, and how...

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2019 DRAMS User Group

2019 DRAMS User Group

Our 2019 DRAMS User Group will take place in Glasgow on 6th June. Huge thanks to Whyte & Mackay for generously offering to host this event. This year’s annual user group will focus on innovation and is titled The Ideas Factory. During this User Group, we will...

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DRAMSPrint Label Printing: Available Now!

DRAMSPrint Label Printing: Available Now!

We are delighted to formally release our new DRAMSPrint module, which offers barcode label printing directly from within the DRAMS system. With DRAMSPrint, all label print requests are directly validated against warehouse locations and stock held within the DRAMS...

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Ron Welsh on Long Term Planning

Ron Welsh on Long Term Planning

We were delighted when Beam Suntory master blender and strategic inventory manager Ron Welsh agreed to tell us about his working life. Of all the many interesting aspects of this conversation, perhaps most notable was Ron’s description of the challenges associated...

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It’s here! Welcome to the new DRAMS website

It’s here! Welcome to the new DRAMS website

We are proud to have launched our newly redesigned website. We built this site with our customers – and other visitors – in mind, simplifying the navigation and structure in order to make information as accessible as possible. At the same time, recognising that many...

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Creeping towards a technology cliff

Creeping towards a technology cliff

Is your organisation relying on ageing technology? Perhaps your current software supplier is no longer actively developing, or focuses on other sectors. Or perhaps your system was developed in-house many years ago, and most of the team that worked on it have since...

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Future proofing innovation in distillery software

Future proofing innovation in distillery software

Every software supplier in the world claims to be innovative. Indeed, every software supplier probably thinks they are innovative – which doesn’t necessarily mean they all are, of course. At DRAMS we take innovation in distillery software seriously because we know...

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Managing the Angels’ Share

Managing the Angels’ Share

As any whisky distiller knows, calculating maturation loss – the so-called angels’ share: spirit that evaporates through the oak casks and into the atmosphere during the maturation process – is a delicate and complex task. Multiple factors affect how thirsty the...

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