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Kent Stainless

Improving supply chain management with SAP Business One

“The customer service by Milner Browne has always been helpful. Requests for assistance are met and solutions to issues are provided for the majority of queries Kent Stainless has had. I’ve spoken with many contacts within Milner Browne since our first meeting and all are more than willing to provide assistance and advice which is a comforting factor.”

– Alan Rossiter, Project Manager

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+44%

Overall increase in turnover

+66%

Quicker to complete monthly reports

-50%

Reduction in non-productive hours

Solutions Used

SAP Business One

Production Suite

B1 Warehouse Management

About Kent Stainless

Kent Stainless is the largest fabricator of stainless drainage in Ireland and the fourth largest across the British Isles. The company have also secured the largest project awarded in Ireland for stainless steel street furniture for the Luas Light Rail Network, as well as other numerous prestigious UK contracts, including Transport For London and Wembley Stadium.

Find out more at Kent Stainless’s website.

The challenge

When Milner Browne visited Kent Stainless the stainless steel fabricating specialist was suffering with a number of common issues in a growing organisation. The company was faced with a lack of visibility across all divisions, plus an under-developed supply chain, stock and order management systems.The company needed a software solution that would optimise its inventory; enable smarter resource planning and management and allow it to scale effectively. Additionally, the company was using various programs to create monthly reports, which could take up to a month to complete at a cost to the business.

How we helped Kent Stainless

Implementing SAP Business One has brought Kent Stainless significant benefits in terms of stock accuracy and data reporting.

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Accurate work-floor data capture

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Streamlined monthly reporting

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Aligned and real-time supply chain management

Kent Stainless were deployed with a SAP Business One manufacturing solution that would enable managers to track the progress of work being completed within the factory, analyse the cost of off-cut materials and stock and collate data in one agile, accessible solution.

The solution has been complimented by various add-ons from the innovative B1 Apps range – allowing Kent Stainless to gain further functionality from within SAP Business One. These tools now connect different departments with business critical information and provide valuable data on off-cult levels of stock.

Different departments are now working together through its supply chain via immediate and accurate information. By storing information in a single source the company has also been able to trim the time taken to produce important managerial reports. These used to take up to three weeks to compile, but are now ready in a week’s time.

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