Transmission engineering specialist makes rapid advancements with SYSPRO

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Within months of using a SYSPRO ERP system from K3 McGuffie Brunton, engineering and heat treatment specialists, Meltham Mills Engineering Ltd, is reaping the benefits of exceptional business reporting.

Peter Fletcher, Marketing and Operations Director for Meltham Mills says: The benefits of the system so far, in particular accountability and reporting, have been enormous. SYSPRO ERP with its advanced reporting system means we have our finger on the pulse of the business, allowing us to know on a day-to-day basis exactly where we are. The system produces exceptional reports.

But then Meltham Mills Engineering Ltd is an exceptional company, having developed over 50 years of engineering and heat treatment excellence. It provides comprehensive heat treatment and metallurgical services to the precision engineering industry. The company is a leading supplier of fully machined, heat treated and surface finished power transmission components to the worlds leading earth moving and agricultural vehicle manufacturers.

Since taking over in August 2005, the firms current management have focused their efforts on the needs of their customers. Major investments have been made in lean manufacturing, CNC (Computer Numerical Control)/ CMM (Coordinate Measuring Machine), to produce tighter production times, and the introduction of a core SYSPRO ERP system.  SYSPRO has provided Meltham Mills with the ability to identify company-wide operational expenditure and significantly reduced costs.

SYSPRO ERP went live on 1st January 2007, with day 1 of the implementation seeing Meltham Mills Engineering become operational. Peter Fletcher said: I am pleased to report that the factory moved forward without a single problem.

The financial functions for the accounts department were implemented in the second month, while at the same time user expertise within the factory was improved, including slicker data entry, learning short cuts and so on. By the end of March, the company was making use of the information gathered by and presented by the system.

Meltham Mills Engineering is already planning to extend its ERP system with shopfloor data capture high on the agenda. This phased approach to expanding SYSPROs use will enable the company to utilise shopfloor information and gain full traceability of products and material and the necessary audit trails.


About K3 McGuffie Brunton

McGuffie Brunton was acquired by K3 Business Technology Group plc in March 2007 creating the largest SYSPRO reseller in the world. The new K3 McGuffie Brunton employs 70 people at Manchester and two other facilities throughout the UK. The company offers solutions in enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management, advanced planning and scheduling, warehouse management, human resources and e-business. SYSPRO is used by some 12,000 sites across the world.

About K3 Business Technology Group plc 

K3 is a global leader in providing next-generation enterprise software for businesses in the retail, manufacturing and distribution sectors. With more than 3,000 customer installations in over 30 countries, K3 is recognised as a safe, innovative and reliable provider of world-class solutions, backed by world-class service. K3 Manufacturing now comprises McGuffie Brunton, IEG and Kewill ERPs division (acquired in 2000), with sales of some 15m, and 1,000 customers in over 30 countries.

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