In the short time since Killala Precision Components in Ireland was acquired by a brother and sister partnership, the company has taken major strides forward. A key initial decision was to invest in PSL Datatrack production management and business administration software. This was based on its ability to interrogate the information recorded from the shopfloor and use it to inform other areas of the system including order entry, purchase orders, stock control and deliveries. This seamless use of data has enabled Killala to provide a highly efficient service to customers.
Datatrack has also made significant improvements within the overall context of production machines at Killala. For example, two of the Datatrack modules in use are Tool Definitions and Bill of Tools. Some 70 per cent of the company’s work is repeat business and with these modules, once the job is defined and the process layout set, the tooling required is automatically selected thereby ensuring significant time savings on machine tool set up.
Director/Owner Brian Irwin says: “Datatrack is not a standard off-the-shelf system because it is very adaptable. This flexibility has been vital to us on a day-to-day basis.”
For Killala, being able to meet precisely the needs of their customers is central to the company’s philosophy for success. This includes effective communication with them on deliveries, whether they are ship to stock or on a JIT basis. Within Datatrack, emails can be automatically generated to inform customers when their order has been despatched. Killala uses Datatrack with a base currency in Euros rather than Sterling, treating sterling as a foreign currency – a first for Datatrack.
The company is ISO9001: 2008 accredited and therefore traceability of materials and tracking of orders is critical. Both these requirements are being met in full by Datatrack.
For further information about PSL Datatrack production management and business administration software please visit www.psldatatrack.com.