From being just two days away from closure back in 2009 to announcing profits last year of more than £280,000 and new contracts work £2 million, the turnaround at BSC (Diecasting) Ltd has been nothing short of remarkable. The UK company operates a facility that is now equipped with state-of-the-art die-casting equipment, casting and finishing hundreds of thousands of items and components for a diverse cross-section of clients.
For the last 45 years BSC castings have been utilised by world famous brands, recent examples include Coca-Cola and Heineken, right down to everyday appliances, fixtures and fittings found in the home. One of the biggest company’s biggest successes was being chosen to cast and finish the iconic Jaguar cat.
BSC’s new ERP system, provided by fast-growing ERP software and development company eMerge-IT, is just the latest in a host of recent investments by the business; ranging from £620,000 worth of new plant machinery to the £80,000 spent on new marketing to drive expansion into new markets and territories.
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With the boom in growth BSC has experienced in recent years, the new system will not only help to manage the increase in enquires, but will also transform the client-supplier relationship. Clients are now able to place orders directly onto the system, monitoring production and tracking delivery at the mere touch of a button.
The system manages the entire lifecycle of a product or project, making operations more efficient and providing real-time accountability. Being able to schedule production optimises machinery-use, affording greater flexibility and lowering costs, with the introduction of bar coded pallets enabling full traceability for both BSC and its clients.
BSC’s Managing Director, Les Dudley, commented on the investment:
“This system Is a huge step forward for BSC, and something I never thought we’d be able to take advantage of a few years ago. ERP is often seen as low priority in this industry, but in this day and age you need to be efficient, transparent and accountable at every stage of the project to stay ahead of the game. I’m confident that investment in this area is going to be critical to our continued success moving forward.”