Home: MRP/ERP Case Studies: One offs/Contract MRP/ERP Case Studies
One off or contract manufactures have different needs to mass producers. 123insight is just as suited to those making small or one-off runs as it is to large scale production. Below is a selection of existing users in this sector where you can see demonstrable savings and benefits.
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Pump manufacturer for the chemical and industrial sector.
|The directors used their experience of previous manufacturing systems to select a new system when the company was founded 123insight provided the open SQL environment they were looking for. Reporting was improved and admin requirements reduced by 60%.|
C & J Marine Ltd
(Chichester, West Sussex)
Manufacturers of canopies, upholstery and covers for the marine, garden and leisure industry.
|C & J Marine previously relied on an in-house built Access database and separate spreadsheets. After discounting systems costing £50k+ and annual running costs of £10k they selected 123insight. Leadtimes have improved by 5%, as have errors, and the company can now perform location-based marketing campaigns.|
Manufacturers of bespoke batteries.
|A customer of 123insight since 2002, Creasefield re-evaluated all of their software some years later, concluding that 123insight was still the best fit for their business.|
(Kings Lynn, Norfolk)
Custom designed electronic control panels.
|Lawtronic initially used their Sage Accounts to control stock, but as the business moved to more repetitive runs they decided to evaluate a better solution. The looked at systems costing £30k+, finally selecting 123insight. Implementation was done in just over a month, with AAI integration into Sage Accounts. The company has made use of the scalable licensing, increasing and decreasing as required. They also cited the upgrade between versions as being seamless, which was initially a concern they had based on previous experience.|
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.|
(Potters Bar, Hertfordshire)
Government funded organisation managing quality and safety of biological materials.
|After deciding to replace their Oracle database and Excel spreadsheets due to lack of integration, they investigated systems costing up to £80k, finally settling on 123insight as 'the rental was cheaper than the maintenance of the other systems.' NIBSC have achieved 15% growth without increasing staff and have drastically reduced stock inaccuracies.|
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%.|
Swift Precision Ltd
|From the outset of the company's foundation MD Nicolas Smith knew that he wanted an MRP system. As a company of four staff they only needed a single license to run their business. After reviewing the DVD they bypassed the workshop and went straight to training, going live days afterwards. Savings included reducing overtime by 40% and much faster quote generation.|
Toucan Systems Ltd
Designers and manufacturers of specialist electronic equipment.
|Having upgraded to the latest Windows version of their former manufacturing system in July 2007 they were told a few months later that the system was no longer being developed. They selected 123insight over systems costing upwards of £40k and were live within seven weeks of attending the workshop. During the two-week implementation they called on support just once. Since go-live they have massively reduced their reliance on paper and have excellent product batch traceability.|