Lebus operate in a “Fast Moving – Make To Order” manufacturing environment. With their management team highly focused on process improvements, it was identified that their business systems were holding back progress. Processes consisting of a bespoke manufacturing package alongside a second application for financial accounts and payroll and a variety of spreadsheets. It was agreed that a new ERP system would help support growth in a market of increasing product complexity and with high customer expectations on quality and delivery.
Lebus was looking for an integrated ERP system coupled with updated IT hardware infrastructure to provide a platform for future development. Manufacturing 1800 separate furniture items per week, and with the majority of the factory operatives on “Payments By Results” schemes, efficient product configuration, production planning and material control functionality were key requirements of the new system.
Gradient initially assisted Lebus with the selection of their new ERP system by understanding their processes, documenting their requirements, researching the market for suitable vendors and facilitating demonstrations. Gradient then went on to project manage the 9 month implementation with Lebus employees forming the project team and senior management as part of a steering committee.