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DataSwitch Casestudy

BKW Instruments


BKW at a Glance

Industry Sector: Manufacturing – Instrumentation Solutions
SIC Code: 26511 – Manufacture of electronic instruments and appliances for measuring, testing and navigation; except industrial process control equipment
Employee Number; 50 +

DataSwitch a vital instrument for helping BKW halve reordering times

One of the UK’s leading instrumentation engineers has slashed the time it takes on stock reordering by 50% after implementing DataSwitch from K3 Syspro.

BKW Instruments is a leading supplier, manufacturer, and distributor of instrumentation solutions across a number of industries including water, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, oil and gas, energy, HVAC and more. The business is a long standing customer of K3 Syspro, having first implemented a SYSPRO Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution from the business over twenty years ago. When the business sought a solution to help automate its complex reordering processes, K3 Syspro was the obvious first port of call.

BKW’s previous warehouse management system was labour intensive and operated in a reactive nature. The task of re-ordering stock was time consuming and relied entirely on human input, which also left it open to human error.

Mike Honeyford, Operations Director at BKW Instruments explains the difficulties the company was previously encountering. He says: “Our previous re-ordering system didn’t encompass a restock trigger, and as a result the task of re-ordering was done on an ‘as and when’ basis. There was no process to follow and this meant items ran the risk of being reordered multiple times, or not at all.”

“Since automating a number of our key warehouse management processes using DataSwitch, we have been able to save significant time throughout our entire warehouse operations, reducing the time we previously spent reordering stock.”
Mike Honeyford | BKW

The Challenge

  • Simplify the complex re-ordering process
  • Automate the labour intensive warehouse management system
  • Reduce overall time spent due to disparate processes


  • DataSwitch
  • K3.Reports

The Benefits

  • Automation of processes and information
  • Improved reporting
  • Improved traceability
  • Management transparency throughout entire supply chain
  • Real-time access to critical business information
  • Seamless integration