Replace Dunlop's old, overly expensive legacy management system with a robust, eﬃcient and ﬂexible ERP platform to help them generate accurate data relating to BOMs' routings, and replace the poor MRP mechanism to enhance operational eﬃciency
Enhanced project management and transparency, advanced executive reporting capabilities, streamlined Bill of materials, and easily traceable ﬁnal products and raw materials, using FIFO & Lot control.
Dunlop ﬁrst opened its gates in 1890 in Coventry, UK. In 2007, Dunlop Systems & Components was formed after a management buyout of the Dunlop Coventry suspension division from Trelleborg AB. Today, at their state-of-the-art Coventry facility, they design & manufacture Advanced Electronic Control Systems & Air Suspension components for the automotive & ancillary industries.
Their products include Air Springs, Electronically Controlled Air Suspension (ECAS), Air Suspension Conversions, Mobility Systems, Testing Services & Electronic Design.
Currently, Dunlop employs nearly 100 people in their engineering and manufacturing operation & a turnover of approximately £10m pa. They have sold over a quarter of a million Ecas systems worldwide, with over 10 million Air Springs sold since they began production in the 1950s.
“There is a growing trust towards the data coming from the new system as opposed to the old one which was often misleading.” Operations
The senior management team was the driving force behind the new ERP project. Dunlop saw the need for a more robust & eﬃcient system to replace their old, outmoded legacy system.
Dunlop aimed to implement a complete ERP package concentrating on production, logistics, and project management. Their plans for the future include extensive use of shop ﬂoor data collection, PDAs, bar coding & live reporting of production.
Priority provided an overall standard system with pertinent modiﬁcations to suit the business processes at DSC.
We put together processes & data ﬂow solutions that provided smooth & eﬃcient work ﬂows in the challenging environment of a manufacturing platform in a multi-company setup.
A conscious decision was made before migrating to the new system. This ensured the ease of use of the various data analyzers to get accurate results every time with the press of a button in every area of Priority ERP.
The Priority implementation has so far achieved:
Dunlop’s plans for the future include extensive use of shop ﬂoor data collection, PDA’s, barcoding & live reporting of production.