The Copley Consulting Group and Gradient Consulting Announce the Successful Joint Implementation of an ERP Customer Expansion in Europe

Custom Manufacturer G.W. Lisk collaborates with Copley and Gradient to Extend Use of Infor CloudSuite Industrial

The Copley Consulting Group and Gradient Consulting announced the successful implementation of another European customer.  The strategic partnership was formalized last year to enhance the service offerings of two leading Infor CloudSuite™ Industrial (CSI) ERP service and solutions providers.  G.W. Lisk Company, a New York-based manufacturer of custom engineered solutions and Copley client, worked with Gradient and Copley to implement Infor CSI in their facilities in Galway, Ireland.

LISK IRELAND, which includes a full manufacturing operation, previously had significant manual processes in place for production and planning. Scheduling new orders and determining the availability of materials was challenging. It is within this backdrop that the corporate team decided to extend its use of Infor CSI to this European operation. The implementation process spanned seven months from installation to go-live, yielding significant operational improvements. These results included more timely and accurate reporting, improved intercompany reconciliations and scheduling, better inventory management and improved on-time deliveries to customers.

“With our prior manual systems, we devoted a great deal of time to determining the status of and managing the priorities of our production,” said Ger Tarpey, Managing Director of LISK Ireland. “Working with Copley and Gradient to implement Infor CSI, we are now better aligned with our corporate team and have been able to improve scheduling, inventory management and order fulfilment for our customers.  The results have been tremendous, with improved financial reporting for our executive team and better decision-making for the company. “

Stephanie Snaith, joint Managing Director of Gradient stated,

“The relationship with Copley has been very positive for the firm and the successful results received by G.W. Lisk is another important proof-point toward the success of that partnership.”

“G.W. Lisk is a great example of an existing Copley client who is growing their business and turned to us and Gradient to assist in expanding their CSI solution overseas,” said Andy Funk, Vice President of Services at The Copley Consulting Group. “We are undertaking several other opportunities in Europe with Gradient that will lead to the continued growth of the relationship and our European market penetration.”

The Copley Consulting Group

The Copley Consulting Group helps organisations drive business transformation. With nearly 30 years of experience in ERP and business analytics, it is our mission to guide organisations and help them enhance business processes and increase efficiencies in operations.

Gradient Consulting

Gradient Consulting has over 22 years’ experience in helping organisations optimise their business processes and related technology platforms. We collaborate with clients to help them select and implement new platforms. At Gradient, we also help optimise an existing system to best suit your business needs.  We work to align people, systems and processes to achieve an optimum overall solution for the client and its stakeholders.

G.W.Lisk Company

G.W. Lisk Company is a global leader in the design and manufacture of custom solenoids, solenoid valves, sensors, and flame arrestors. The company provides custom engineered solutions to thousands of customers in diverse markets throughout the world, including aerospace, defense, on/off-highway and oil & gas. G.W. LISK is a global company headquartered in Clifton Springs, New York, USA. For more information, visit our website at