Industry Sector


SIC Industry

29320 – Manufacture of other parts and accessories for motor vehicles

Number of Employees

The Challenge
  • Growing business with lack of functionality in current solution
  • Company’s high speed, high turnover make-to-stock operation
  • Tight margins so cost control is essential
  • Spreadsheets used for job costing
  • Time consuming to update a number of systems and potential for data entry errors
Our Solution
  • K3 Syspro ERP
  • Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS)
The Benefits
  • Full visibility of shopfloor activities
  • Better management information and ability to track production progress as well as the total traceability the system provides
  • Ability to interrogate this using Crystal Reporting Services
  • Ability see if a job is ahead of schedule or if it is lagging. This allows us to react immediately and ensures efficiency


K3 Syspro customer Piolax has implemented SYSPRO ERP v6.10 with Advanced Planning & Scheduling (APS). The system went live in July 2007 giving Piolax full visibility of its production processes, accessible management information and a platform for its expanding business. The innovative tailored solution incorporates shopfloor data capture (SFDC) using mobile devices to assist with managing and monitoring production progress.

Piolax is based in Lancashire and is part of a global group of companies that manufacture and supply plastic fasteners for the car manufacturing industry. Its customers include BMW, Nissan, Toyota and Honda.

“We have complete visibility of production and traceability via SYSPRO and are able to make crucial manufacturing management decisions quickly”

Geoff Youds
Geoff YoudsPlant Manager, Piolax

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