Home: MRP/ERP Case Studies: Automotive MRP/ERP Case Studies
Automotive manufacturers need the tightest traceability in order to obtain/maintain industry standard accreditations such as TS16949 and ISO9001. 123insight already works with many manufacturers serving this sector, such as the companies detailed below.
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Advanced Plastics & Composites Limited
(Hull, East Yorkshire)
Injection Moulding company supplying the automotive industry.
|The company reached the limits of their previous MRP system due to poor reporting and high maintenance costs. Quality and traceability have been massively improved, and the company can now generate reports in Excel and Access.|
AGW Electronics Ltd
Manufacturers of wound electronic components.
|This case study received a 'Highly Commended' award in the '2009 The Manufacturer awards'. 123insight was chosen over systems costing up to £100,000. AGW were also instrumental in helping the development of the 123insight CRM option.|
ANM Electronics Ltd
(Mountain Ash, Rhondda Cynon Taf)
Electronic Manufacturing Services.
|ANM was founded after a previous company failed due to the recession. MD Richard Mollison knew that to be successful he needed to implement an ERP system. Having used an AS/400 system which had several limitations at his previous company he was sceptical when evaluating new systems. After selecting 123insight the company went live in just three weeks and saw an immediate return on investment.|
Butser Rubber Ltd
Manufacturers of high quality rubber mouldings, gaskets and metal to rubber bonded products.
|This case study received a 'Highly Commended' award in the '2009 The Manufacturer awards'. They replaced their Access database with 123insight, going live within 4 weeks of the training. They now run several divisions with the one system and reduced paper usage by 90%.|
Cobra Automotive Ltd
Manufacturer of niche products to automotive industry.
|After deciding to replace their Excel spreadsheets, Cobra evaluated systems costing up to £80k. They were introduced to 123insight by Business Link and went live with the software in under 3 weeks without any support.|
Cobra Design Centre Ltd
Suppliers of new and refurbished interior products for the rail industry.
|Previously relying on Sage accounts and a series of spreadsheets, Cobra implemented 123insight in just 4 weeks. They have seamless integration into Sage through AAI, reduced stockholding by 40%, utilise VPN to access the system remotely and now have traceability for their ISO 9001 quality standard accreditation.|
CSI Electonic Manufacturing Services Ltd
Electronc Manufacturing Services
|The Directors of CSI had previous experience of high end ERP systems, so after they founded their company the decided to run temporarily on spreadsheets and then select a system. After reviewing several systems they were recommended to 123insight by an existing user. They selected, got trained and implemented the system in just two months, with the rental cost just 60% of a former ERP system's maintenance costs.|
FisherCast UK Ltd
Manufacturers of high precision zinc die castings and assemblies.
|Fishercast UK Ltd were using a bespoke AS/400 system written by their parent company that was no longer being developed. One of their customers were already using 123insight, and they also knew another company that were using it. After implementation reports that took 3 days to generate could be created in 5 minutes. The company also integrated their component weigh scales into 123insight to automatically update the system of exact quantities shipped.|
Mantec Engineering Ltd
(Manchester, Greater Manchester)
CNC precision engineering services.
|As one of 123insight's longest customers, Mantec have seen many significant changes since installing the software in 2000. Several of their blue chip clients have commented that 123insight is better than their high end ERP systems.|
(Edgbaston, West Midlands)
Application centre for the utilisation of advanced materials.
|Founded in 2006 after receiving DTI and AWM funding, the company wanted a system to run their manufacturing from the outset., based on the directors' previous experience. They saw 123insight at Sheffield Hallam Uni, and were live on the system within two months of starting implementation. They are using 123insight's CRM capabilities to implement some of their QA systems, and the system is now a core part of their accreditations for aerospace, automotive and medical industries.|
PB Design and Development Ltd
Manufacturers of power critical battery chargers.
|PB Design had a system that fell short of offering full MRP capabilities. After deciding that an upgrade of their existing system was too expensive they were recommended 123insight and attended an Evaluation Workshop. Within four months they had made the selection, been trained, implemented and went live. MD Tim Broofield commented; "I am not a person that makes decisions lightly or quickly, and that was quite an unusual thing for me to do."|
Quelch Engineering Ltd
CNC milling and turning specialists.
|Quelch were tired of paying for costly and slow consultancy every time they needed changes to their Dos based manufacturing system, so they selected 123insight over systems costing £25k+. Initially they thought that they required finite scheduling, but 123insight's visibility removed this need. Leadtimes, traceability and reporting also massively improved.|
|Reverie is a relatively new, small company working in the composites market, which requires high levels of traceability.When the company won a large contract they were able to temporarily scale the number of required licenses. They have also seen other significant benefits since installing the system.|
RH Technical Industries Ltd
Manufacturers of plastic labels, nameplates fascias and membrane switch .panels
|Nominated for awards in the MITCON awards 2008 and The Manufacturer 2008 awards. RH replaced their ageing AS/400 system and saw massive savings, including £20k on more efficient ink stock, accelerated MRP runs from half a day to literally seconds, and reduced stockholding by 20%.|