Leading Yorkshire Manufacturer Choose ProgressPlus For Better Production Control
A rapidly growing Yorkshire manufacturing business, A. Taylor & Son, has updated their production control system to meet the demands of their new and existing customers. A. Taylor & Son selected Progress Plus by Berkeley Myles Solutions as they needed greater control of the manufacturing process and identified that there were significant cost and time savings to be made by streamlining each step of the process.
A. Taylor & Son, a long established fabrication and machining engineer celebrating 150 years in 2014 installed its first production control system almost 10 years ago. The Redthorn system was sufficient at the time to support the company, which operated from two sites and had 60 employees, however A. Taylor & Son, today, are very different. With over 150 employees and four sites in Leeds A. Taylor & Son have experienced a strong period of growth and is now positioned as one of the country’s leading sub-contractors supplying high quality precision fabrications to the Oil and Gas industry. The company identified some time ago, it needed a new system to support its expanding infrastructure and meet the demands of its exacting client base.
David Minskip, Managing Director of A. Taylor & Son, commented: “Redthorn suited us at the time, but as we grew its limitations became evident and our needs changed quickly. With products flowing across four sites and out through a network of sub-contractors we needed clear visibility of both products and internal processes at all times – we must have over a thousand items at any one time in production so we must have our fingers on the pulse”.
“We selected ProgressPlus by Berkeley Myles Solutions because of its intuitive interface, its bill of material structure – which is key in our industry – and its powerful data processing facility, meaning accurate information is available at the touch of a button. Other improvements include supplier performance tools, a robust inspection and NCR (non-conformance reporting) function and one of the key factors – capacity planning and scheduling”.