Industry Sector


SIC Industry

46740 – Wholesale of hardware, plumbing and heating equipment and supplies

Number of Employees

The Challenge
  • Outdated accounting package
  • Manual MRP
  • Inaccurate stock information
Our Solution
  • SYSPRO Financials
  • Material Requirements Planning (MRP
  • Forecasting
  • Reporting Services
  • SYSPRO Report Writer
  • Work in Progress
  • Office Automation & Messaging
The Benefits
  • Stock overhead reduced by 25%
  • Improved visibility of products
  • Automated Processes
  • Reduced warehouse costs


Select Hardware supplies hardware products to a wide range of customers, including major DIY chains such as Homebase, Screwfix and Woodies in Ireland, independent traders and buying groups like BHF-BSSA (the independent retailers’ association) and Home Hardware. Part of the North American Shepherd Hardware Group, Select Hardware began trading in 1995 as an entrepreneurial business in the UK that literally sold Shepherd Hardware products from the back of a car!

Fifteen years later Select Hardware has a 55,000 sq ft warehouse in Rowley Regis (Birmingham), stocks over 4,500 stock-keeping units (SKUs), acquired three independent businesses – Map Hardware, Basic Hardware, and Headbourne and has a team of 30 people. The company shares a dedicated sourcing and manufacturing facility in China which supplies prepackaged products to the whole of the Shepherd Hardware Group.

“SYSPRO is a fully featured and integrated system, but you don’t have to jump right in and use every single feature. We can activate different features as we need them.”

Steve Killworth
Steve KillworthOperations Manager, Select Hardware

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