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Latest thoughts and developments from the DRAMS team

Interview with Alistair Paton of Tomatin Distillery Co. Ltd

When we recently bid farewell to Whyte & Mackay’s Graham Waddell – who retired after 47 years in the industry – we commented that we believed him to be our longest-serving DRAMS user. However, Alistair Paton has corrected us on that point: he actually began...

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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!

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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DRAMS User Group 2019

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. As always, the User Group will bring together DRAMS customers from around the world to meet, learn how to take advantage of...

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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

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

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

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

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

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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New on the Website…

An Interview with Ron Welsh, Master Blender and Strategic Inventory Manager, Beam Suntory

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