K8 Manufacturing playing an essential role within Steyport
|nicola.mullen 17/03/2017 14:42:30
“K8 Manufacturing is an essential part of our business. And without it, we would find it very difficult to run our factory” Wendy Drake, Managing Director
Established in 1979, Steyport is a family-owned company specialising in the manufacture of premium quality paints and wood finishes for the own label market. Steyport is also a market-leading supplier of printing inks for the wall-covering sector. In 2009, recognising a need for a new integrated ERP system, Steyport implemented Datawright’s K8 Manufacturing. With the company’s legacy system having reached end of life, K8 Manufacturing provided the company with the opportunity to improve efficiency in all areas of the business, the benefits of a more effective support package and a progressive product development programme.
Before choosing their new system, the Steyport management team short-listed two products for benchmarking against the company’s requirements. Ultimately K8 Manufacturing was judged for being the best solution and was backed by positive industry credentials. With every implementation treated as an individually tailored project, Datawright worked closely with the Steyport team to plan the set-up and system configuration. Applying its proven Business Process Mapping programme, the consultants ensured that right from the start, K8 Manufacturing would meet the Steyport’s specific requirements and processes. Following on, and with training and data conversion completed, Steyport’s new system went live and the company quickly began to reap the benefits.
Gains and benefits
- Fully integrated modules for improved efficiency
- Real-time stock control
- Accurate job costing
- Standardised work-flow practices
- Complete raw material and WIP visibility
- Product batch control and traceability
- Dashboards provide at-a-glance information
- Remote system access for sales order input
- R&D specification data direct to production