Providing independent business systems advice to manufacturing companies

Sector - Manufacturing




We have extensive experience in assisting manufacturing companies in many different product areas. Our manufacturing sector team have helped deliver forward looking technology driven business systems to a broad cross-section of manufacturing and engineering companies.

Working with the EEF (Engineering Employers Federation) and MAS (Manufacturing Advisory Service) enables us to keep abreast of the latest issues affecting manufacturing companies. 

Long gone are the days when a manufacturing company produced its products, stored them in the  warehouse and waited for the orders to come flooding in.  Now competition and the need to make the most of available resources dictates that businesses must become more efficient and at the same time flexible in order to meet new demands, ensuring quality is maintained at all times.

Whether you you make to stock, assemble to order, configure to order or make to contract, the key to enhanced efficiency and productivity is the use of a fully functional manufacturing system.

Key areas where manufacturing systems can provide competitive advantage include:

  • contact management & marketing

  • estimating and quotation processing

  • product configurator

  • master production scheduling (MPS)

  • material requirements planning (MRP)

  • contract control

  • e-procurement and supplier collaboration

  • vendor rating

  • just-in-time supply

  • works order processing and status reporting

  • bill of materials

  • parts and engineering change control

  • integrated accounting and cost control.


Manufacturer of garments and cargo restraint products - definition of user requirements and supplier selection.

Manufacturer of bathroom products - reviewed and comment on favoured suppliers proposal and contract.

Designer, manufacturer and installer of security, communication and time management solutions - Developed IT strategy

Injection moulding manufacturer - defined IT strategy and systems selection.

Pump manufacturer - IT strategy and systems selection.

Manufacturer of medical safety products - defined Group IT strategy followed by definition of requirements and systems selection.

Contact Details:

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

Tel: 020 8549 7152

Fax: 020 8549 8112

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