Electronic Technicians Ltd. (ETL) is a total solution Contract Electronic Manufacturer, based in Ferndown, Dorset. Established in 1982, ETL provides a total manufacturing solution across all areas of electronic assembly, including PEC’s , cable harnesses and cabinets. The company’s market sectors include Defence, Medical, Aerospace, Communications and Energy and Environment.
ETL has approvals for ISO9001 and the prestigious AS9100, the International Standard for aerospace suppliers.
The company has grown to 40 employees but is currently undergoing a period of expansion to meet new order requirements.
“ProgressPlus has given us better visibility into our entire business, which has allowed us to improve our on time delivery, reduce stock levels and assess and improve profitability.”
Why did the company choose ProgressPlus?
As ETL’s business was growing and their requirements were changing the company decided to install a new manufacturing system to replace its previous proprietary system which was struggling to cope with the increasing demands being placed on it. After reviewing five different systems the company selected ProgressPlus.
One of the key reasons the company selected ProgressPlus was that system allowed them to quickly create customised reports that were very easy for their managers to understand.
All features and functions
- Improved visibility into the entire business, which has allowed ETL improve its on-time delivery, reduce stock levels and assess and improve profitability.
- Booking errors on the shop floor have been eliminated. Operators find the shop floor data Collection System simple and easy to use and the company uses barcodes so most operations are scanned which eliminates booking errors. For manual operations without barcodes the operators use touch screens.
- Improved decision making. ProgressPlus allows ETL sales people to look at previous works orders, literally while the customers are on the phone, allowing them to quickly assess the profitability before deciding on pricing of new orders.