Production Control Software can help UK Manufacturers Survive the Economic Downturn

Investing in production control software can help UK manufacturers survive the current economic downturn, according to a leading IT specialist.

Tony MacBride, managing director of Berkeley Myles, believes an effective system can insulate struggling businesses from the effects of the recession by bringing significant efficiency savings and driving new sales.
He said: “The two areas companies should be attacking during the current economic climate is cutting costs and increasing sales. In today’s market it could mean the difference between success and failure.”
“Quite simply it is a fundamental – any company without an effective system will be at a massive disadvantage against their competitors and this gap will only widen in the current conditions.”
The Glasgow-based IT specialist has developed ProgressPlus software which enables manufacturing companies to streamline, automate and integrate the management and control of both shop floor production and administrative processes.

More than 1200 users throughout the UK and Ireland are benefiting from the system which manages all aspects of process control including sales, manufacturing, stock control, despatch, and invoicing.
Key features of the system include its flexibility, robustness, ease of use and its ability to provide full traceability throughout the lifecycle of the production process.

A number of users have claimed that ProgressPlus has helped them to dramatically improve their reporting methods and become fully-compliant with industry quality standards.

Tony said: “Often any strategy implemented only addresses improving efficiency or driving new business, however production control software can deal with both at the same time.
“An effective control system can provide superb management information to give users accurate details on costing and efficiencies.

“The key to securing new business is demonstrating that you have a robust system with responsive reporting capability that measures quality standards and provides full traceability.
“Having such a system in place raises credibility and demonstrates to potential partners that you are serious business that shares common quality standards.”

“It is also a significant differentiator from your competitors and can be the difference between winning and losing crucial business.”

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