Automotive parts manufacturer Pailton Engineering has invested in Infor10 ERP Business (SyteLine) to help drive significant process improvement with an emphasis on speed, improved competitiveness and enhanced customer service through more accurate delivery and costing information. Additionally, ERP Business will help deliver tighter, more integrated workflows across Pailton’s business, cutting manufacturing costs.
The family owned, Coventry-based, business, a custom designed steering systems and components manufacturer, is set to double its size over the next four years as part of a strategy of aggressive growth.
ERP Business replaces a DOS-based, customised Sage MRP system that restricted growth at Pailton due to a lack of cross-application integration. This led to isolated, labour-intensive workflows and a lack of confidence in the information available. At present, delivery times and cost estimates often contain an additional period of time or amount of money for contingencies, damaging Pailton’s competitiveness. ERP Business will help the company be more confident about its project estimations, including delivery times and costing. This will help enhance customer service. Pailton also anticipates a reduction in excess inventory and work in progress that is currently held as a buffer against uncertainties. The new application will also enable greater insight into investment and financial control as purchase orders will need to be signed off.
ERP Business will initially be rolled out at the main manufacturing site in Coventry, UK and then extended to subsidiary companies in the US and Germany.
“This is very much an evolution from MRP to a complete ERP system,” said Howard Ward, financial director, Pailton. “Every corner you turn with Infor ERP Business produces an added bonus. We are now putting in place an ERP system that will enable Pailton to act like the global business it is and compete aggressively to drive growth.”
“Future plans include exploring Infor10 ION to integrate systems at our various locations and so increase our return on investment even further.”