Success all the way for Anglo Stainless with K8 Manufacturing
|nicola.mullen 05/08/2016 11:07:57
”K8 Manufacturing has enabled us to improve productivity and achieve significant cost savings in all areas.” Steve Brooke, Operations Director, Anglo Stainless.
Anglo Stainless is a major stockholder and manufacturer of stainless steel fittings serving 400 active customers predominantly in the chemical, oil, gas, brewing and food sectors. From its base in West Yorkshire, the privately-owned company regards itself as a service business with priorities being competitive pricing, accurate and timely order fulfilment, along with a readiness to respond to enquiries for advice or assistance.
In 2008, Anglo Stainless realised that their computer and manual systems were no longer suitable - duplicated efforts and the risks of error had to be significantly reduced. Without a modern, integrated system for the business, successful growth and development would be difficult to achieve. A key requirement was a system that could support the company’s distribution and manufacturing activities including a direct interface between the two. Having evaluated alternative systems, Anglo Stainless chose K8 Manufacturing for its clear strengths in both areas. The system went live in July 2009 and the benefits of giving the business much greater control, accurate management information and improved decision making tools were soon apparent. With customer requirements often specified at short notice, K8 Manufacturing enables transactions to be processed quickly and backed up by robust and accurate inventory management.
Since implementing the system, there have been periods of tough trading conditions to endure, but by running a ‘tight ship’, believing that there are always better ways to do things, Anglo Stainless has thrived and expanded. K8 Manufacturing continues to serve its purpose well.
Gains and benefits
- Shop Floor Data Capture capability
- Intercompany trading facilities
- Improved decision-making tools
- Greater business control
- Comprehensive and flexible billing
- Integrated sales order processing
- Real-time communications with engineers and reporting
- Improved customer services
- Platform for improved management reporting