System Label use eBusiness system to share Data

Background

Roscommon based System Label is a specialist printer of industrial labels for multinational manufacturers in the electronics, automotive and medical sectors. A wholly owned subsidiary of German company System Label GmbH, System Label has been in Ireland since 1992 and has grown to a staff of 45.

Business Requirement

The business for System Label in Ireland was generated from two sources. 50-70% of business was related to clients of the parent company in Germany - Daimler Chrysler, Siemens, and Bosch to name a few. These orders were processed through the German plant but production happened in Roscommon.

A system was required which would allow both plants to share data relating to:

  • Orders.
  • Basic stock control of raw materials (in each plant).
  • Delivery notes.
  • Invoicing.
  • Stock control of finished goods.
  • Quotations.

Solution

Genbase Solutions worked in partnership with System Label over a period of a year to deliver a solution capable of supporting the business requirement. This solution was based on based on automatic transfer of data via a secure VPN.

Initially both plants had implemented standard systems (based on bespoke modules developed in house and by Genbase), then a data transfer module was developed and implemented. This module controlled the flow of information between the two plants, it managed the schedule of updates and dealt with update conflicts between the two data sources.

Conclusion

The project resulted in benefits Both System Label as an organisation and too their customers.

Benefits for System Label included:

  • Better efficiency.
  • Reduced cost threshold.
  • Improved utilisation of raw material
  • Better utilised capacity
  • Reduced data entry
  • Better Disaster recovery in the case of accident.

Benefits of the new system for customers included:

  • Faster response times.
  • Increased capacity of production.
  • Lower cost.

System Architecture

  • MS Access 2000
  • Data transfer application developed using VBA and Win FTP.
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