Independent outdoor clothing specialist SealSkinz Ltd has gone live with an integrated best of breed enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution from NexSys (K3) to support the company’s 20% annual growth. The new SYSPRO 6.1 solution includes both Materials Requirements Planning (MRP) and Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) solutions and replaces an outdated warehouse management system which was integrated with separate accounting software. The solution will provide SealSkinz with greater sales and commercial data support and analysis.
SealSkinz has grown from a business employing just 24 people to a 70-person organisation in just a few years and required a company-wide system to support this growth. The additional MRP solution was also needed to streamline the inventory process and plan delivery schedules, a practice that was previously done using manual spreadsheets. Rather than pay to upgrade existing systems, SealSkinz overhauled its entire IT infrastructure and invested in a ‘bigger, better system.’
“We had outgrown our previous system and it was not providing us with the sales and commercial data support that we required. What we needed was one bigger, better system complete with MRP and APS that would streamline our entire business operations and replace the need for manual, paper-based processes.” Alistair Tait, General Manager, SealSkinz.