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Fibrax Limited 

www.fibrax.co.uk

 

Background

Fibrax based in Wrexham, North Wales provide injection moulding services to the automotive, cycle and general engineering industries. Moulding techniques include compression, transfer injection, and direct injection with specialised bonding and insert loading techniques being incorporated within tooling when necessary.

Project

Comprehensive IT strategy and definition and selection of a new ERP system.

Scale

1 UK location, 120+ employees, 5m+ turnover.

Scope of requirements

Sales (including CRM, estimating and quotations, sales order processing, sales analysis, etc), logistics (including purchasing, stock, warehouse management, etc), manufacturing (including production planning, BOM, scheduling, etc) and finance & management reporting.

Issues

Schedules received from automotive customers - need to meet the requirement to receive customer schedules via EDI, email and fax and integrate into the scheduling system without the need to rekey the data.

Integration of shop floor weighing machines - to the stock control system.

Old legacy system - replacement of old legacy ERP software and inherent ways of working and data conversion issues.

Planned growth - need for systems to handle the anticipated future growth.

Ad hoc PC databases - need for more comprehensive data integration from all functional areas and from a common source.

Internal IT support - need to establish internal IT support requirements.

 

Summary

A business orientated IT strategy was produced defining the key role IT would play in the future of the business. Detailed functional requirements were determined for a manufacturing focused replacement ERP system. ITT prepared and sent to qualified suppliers. Following evaluation of supplier responses and detailed structured demonstrations the Company selected a packaged based ERP solution.


Contact Details:

Microguide Corporate Computer Consultants, 82 Shortlands Road, Kingston-upon-Thames, KT2 6HE

Tel: 020 8549 7152

Fax: 020 8549 8112

Email:enquiry@microguide.co.uk

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