Supply chain automation saves Grant instruments up to £40k a year
A world leading medical design and manufacturing business is saving up to £40,000 a year on inventory costs after automating its entire supply chain with an advanced SYSPRO Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution and K3|dataswitch.
Operating seamlessly with SYSPRO is K3|dataswitch, a data manipulation and systems integration tool. The product has the potential to allow Grant Instruments to quickly and efficiently trade with itself overseas. In addition to its Cambridgeshire site in the UK, the business also operates sites in China and India. The business is exploring the possibility of using K3|dataswitch to facilitate seamless inter-company transactions between China, India, and the UK, thus allowing Grant Instrument’s overseas subsidiaries to quickly and easily purchase stock manufactured in the UK to supply to customers across the globe.
Linda Harvey, Finance Director at Grant Instruments, explains: “Utilising K3|dataswitch for inter-company trading would be very useful. Customers overseas recognise the quality of British manufacturing and the renowned ‘Made in the UK’ stamp. Our India site in particular receives numerous requests specifically for UK-manufactured products, which we cater for.
“Of our customer base, we have a number of large customers who have previously told us that they would like to trade with us via Electronic Data Interchange. K3|dataswitch would give us this ability. As we come to understand how to operate K3|dataswitch more effectively, we are discovering new ways that it can support our business and further streamline our supply chain.”
“Utilising K3|dataswitch for inter-company trading would be very useful. Customers overseas recognise the quality of British manufacturing and the renowned ‘Made in the UK’ stamp.”
At a glance
- Medical Devices
Solution & services
- Huge reduction on inventory costs
- Improved efficiencies