Swansea Industrial Components boost profits post-gap analysis
Swansea Industrial Components (SIC) Ltd is a global leader in the manufacture of wiring harnesses, wiring looms, cable assemblies, sub assemblies, panel wiring and box builds to ISO 9001 (2008) standards.
SIC Ltd converted to K3’s advanced Enterprise Resource Planning solution, SYSPRO, from its previous business software/manual system. To gain further efficiencies from its investment the company called in K3 to perform a gap analysis for comparing the company’s actual versus its potential SYSPRO use.
The gap analysis examined everywhere that SIC used the system and identified areas where the company could further automate particular processes to save time spent on administrative tasks and free up the workforce for more important tasks. It identified that SIC could benefit from having greater control over the input and output of sales data from SYSPRO by using K3’s unique data processing solution K3|dataswitch.
“K3|dataswitch has allowed us to produce regular management reports a lot quicker than we were previously and this improvement is due to gap analysis. K3|dataswitch makes all of our sales figures integrate fully with SYSPRO and our existing applications and means that we can reduce time spent on administrative duties. The time we would have spent on compiling management reports we can now spend on helping to drive the business forward” says Clive Smith, Financial Controller at SIC Ltd.
“The gap analysis that K3 ran for us two years ago is still proving useful in making our business more efficient today. ERP is never static, it constantly changes and evolves and by identifying areas of the software we were not utilising fully, we have been able to save administration time and ultimately increase the profitability of our business.” concludes Smith.
“The time we would have spent on compiling management reports we can now spend on helping to drive the business forward”
At a glance
Swansea Industrial Components
Solution & services
- Reduced admin time
- Increased productivity