software solution provider, in2grate, has supplied its d2order fully integrated software package to
In addition to its manufacturing operation in Dungannon, Northern Ireland, the company recently established a new manufacturing plant in Lisburn, also in Northern Ireland. The investment in the site, worth around 5 million, was backed by local business investment body, Invest NI, and supported through the Northern Ireland Technology Centre at Queens University. This site is being used exclusively for the manufacture of the McAvoy SafeSpace Anti-vandal product range This is a particularly strong and fast-growing market for the company. McAvoy realised early on that it required a flexible and fully integrated software package for these new premises, said E-Business Manager,
McAvoy invited 12 companies to tender for the IT software contract. The list was then reduced to two potential suppliers. Both companies were then asked to give a presentation to McAvoy senior management. After the presentations, McAvoy made the decision to source d2order.
Walsh commented on the purchase agreement: The decision to source d2order was made partly due to McAvoy staff having seen a d2order demonstration at Queens University, Northern Ireland last year. As a consequence, McAvoy became aware of the scope of joined-up functionality offered by d2order everything from cost estimation and design, through to manufacturing, shop floor scheduling and shipping. In particular, the rules-based sales and product specification functionality was something that McAvoy knew would benefit the company in a major way; by accurately costing and actioning projects, determining lead times quickly and accurately, and providing rapid feedback to the cus
Implementation of d2order began on 11 October, and a go-live date of May 2005 is anticipated.