The company, PCML (Precise Component Manufacture Ltd), employs 28 people in March, Cambridgeshire. It handles contract machining and assembly of complex precision engineering components and equipment, supplying several high technology market sectors, including EB Welding, Laser Marking and Inkjet printing OEMs, Research and Development, Optical equipment, Medical Devices and Life Sciences. (www.pcml.net)
“The BSI accreditation auditor commented that ProgressPlus was the best system of its type he had ever seen.”
Why did the company choose ProgressPlus?
ProgressPlus was initially recommended by a third party when the company was looking to replace its bespoke system. Its user-friendly interface and flexibility were key factors in its ultimate selection, letting the company adapt it easily to existing processes and procedures.
Enquiries, Sales Orders, Works Orders, Purchase Orders, Shop Floor Data Collection, Inventory/Stock, Delivery, Invoicing, Shop Floor Loading.
- Reduction in fixed overhead costs. As a result of installing ProgressPlus, the company has reduced its administration personnel needs by one full time employee.
- Measurable increase in shop floor/production efficiency. ProgressPlus has revolutionised shop floor/production efficiency because employees are now able to directly access drawings, 3D images, component pictures, set-ups and fixture. They can also check on stock material availability and tooling, etc. direct from the shop floor and take immediate action.
Improvements in quality of customer service. ProgressPlus offers complete traceability from initial customer enquiry through to invoicing and final delivery. This lets the company keep its customers informed at all times about the progress or their orders. ProgressPlus also helped the company to achieve ISO 9001:2000 accreditation.