May is going to be a very big month for Fero. We’re making a change that will take us one huge step forward as a business and how we operate.
Our mission over the past few years has been ‘to contribute to the sustainability of local Australasian manufacturing and our customers’ ability to remain competitive on a world stage’.
To help achieve this we have set a goal to provide a 5 day lead time with 98% DIFOTIS within the next 12 months. We’ll achieve this once we have launched our… new MRP system.
Very soon we’re introducing a sleek new system that will integrate all of our IT functions under the one umbrella. For a couple of years we have known that we’re fast outgrowing the systems that we have been working with. In order for us to provide the accuracy, quality and service that our customers require we have identified the need to improve the way we drive the business. We are now at that point and the implementation of this software has come at just the right time.
In order to continue to increase our efficiency, accuracy and productivity we know that we need a customisable system that is developed for a high mix, low volume manufacturing business such as ours. With our goal of a 5 DAY LEADTIME WITH 98% DIFOTIS within the next 12 months, it is imperative that we have an MRP system that can help us to deliver this. We will also need to work with our customers to ensure that we have some forward planning of resource and materials required for this leadtime.
Scoping and researching various solutions over a number of months, we settled on Abel Solutions. We feel that it gave us the best product for our business and in turn will ensure that we are able to provide an even better service to our customers. It was our requirement that whatever we used will contribute significantly to improving our delivery to the customer and our mission of ensuring local manufacturing sustainability and competitivity on the world stage. We feel that Able will provide that and more!
The last 4 months have been very busy with data transfer, customisation, and training to ensure a seamless transition. In May we will go live and we are looking forward to have a host of functions that will greatly increase our internal efficiency and delivery of a superior service to our customers.
Your feedback please.
Unfortunately we are very aware that we do not live in a perfect world and that any major change to software can cause some interruption to the business. If you do see anything that is not working well please let us know. We have worked very hard to ensure that there will be no major issues, however there could be some minor oversights and we will be able to fix once we become aware of them.
You should see very little change in the way that we interact with you. There will be a slightly different look to some documents such as order confirmations etc, however we want to ensure no disruption to business as usual.
At Fero we are looking forward to working with a new system that will make our lives a lot simpler and will ensure that we continue to lead the market in service, quality and delivery.