Typical Users of Caliach systems by Industry

Aerospace
Electronics
Jewelry
Pneumatics
Television
Biotechnology
Engineering
Motor Components
Scientific
Textiles
Chemicals
Furniture
Packaging
Sports Equipment
Communication
Instrumentation
Perfumes
Telecoms

Biotechnology: Oxford GlycoSciences (UK) Ltd

"We are proud of the leading-edge manufacturing techniques we have adopted. CaliachMRP has supported and formalized our approach. It is an essential part of our growth and strategy; an essential tool for us."
Tony Ioannides, Director of Operations, Engineering and Manufacturing, Oxford GlycoSystems Ltd.

Caliach User Profile:

Oxford GlycoSystems is a leader in carbohydrate engineering and glyco-biology. Carbohydrates are extensively involved in disease and effect the therapeutic profile of many drugs. OGS manufacture instruments for isolating and sequencing carbohydrates, reagents and chemical kits and research biochemicals. CaliachMRP is used in instrument production to support cell manufacturing with distributed stock and a JIT Kanban philosophy. Extensive use is made of MRP and backflushed Work Orders to manage complex component requirements. With its success in instrument manufacture, the software is being actively introduced into reagent and biochemical production.

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Chemicals: Arabian TR Oil Services Ltd

"Caliach Vision has enormous functionality which we can fully exploit because of its ease of use and intuitive structure. Since installation, our business has grown and diversified dramatically. Now we simply couldn't manage without it."
David Fell, Managing Director, Arabian TR Oil Services Ltd

Caliach User Profile:

T. R. Oil Services are a Hoechst business that designs and processes specialist chemicals for production oilwells, pipelines and refineries. Production is a batch mixing process involving high levels of quality control and batch tracking. In their Saudi Arabian business, raw materials have long lead times and management need to cope with multiple units of measure and currencies in their dealings with customers. Work Orders are processed by backflushing and extensive use has been made of CaliachMRP's customization capability to add features for quality statistics recording and bidding price calculation, for example.

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Communication: Multipoint Communications Ltd

"CaliachMRP immediately highlights purchasing needs and its stock allocation is instant. Little support is needed and immediate if required. If we didn't have CaliachMRP, we wouldn't be able to remain competitive."
Steve Rogers, Managing Director, Multipoint Communications Ltd.

Caliach User Profile:

Multipoint is a satellite systems house. They design and manufacture equipment that allows us all to follow current affairs and sports events as they happen, no matter where in the world. Their products range from earth stations for the Astra satellite to flight-case size dishes that instantly transmit TV pictures. They are mainly an electronics assembly operation with high rates of engineering change and complex purchasing of components and subcontracted hardware. Product complexity and growth led them to install CaliachMRP which, within only a few months, made a substantial impact on inventory, on-time delivery reliability and cash flow.

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Electronics: C-TEC Computionics Ltd

"The engineering data section of CaliachMRP has helped in making major quality management improvements. Crisis management is a thing of the past with the right parts in stock at the right time. Purchasing is now appropriate for our production needs."
Steve Collier, Production Manager, C-TEC Computionics Ltd.

Caliach User Profile:

C-TEC manufacture a range of Fire Control panels and Nurse-call systems. Production involves electronic circuit and panel assembly carried out substantially within their own factory while also using home workers. Established for many years they had no formal parts or bills of material system. Inventory control was limited to visual inspections and volume purchasing. A structure was needed for production and inventory management. CaliachMRP was used to generate a new part number system and bills of materials. Engineering data is maintained to conform with BS5750 (ISO9001) quality standards. MRP processing is used to schedule purchasing and production.

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Engineering: Scott and Baldwin Ltd

"It was easy to get CaliachMRP underway and has proved solid and effective in scheduling our production activities. Our days are significantly more productive and will increasingly be so as we develop history."
Martin Scott, Managing Director, Scott and Baldwin Ltd.

Caliach User Profile:

Scott and Baldwin are contract machinists who operate a mixture of CNC and manual machine tools. They have a mixture of high and low volume work. A loyal customer base leads to 75% repeat business. The management needed a system to provide production scheduling and help administration. They had no prior experience of MRP or ERP. New jobs must be defined with a simple BoM and complex process route when customer orders are received and often before quotation. With only one day of training, shop floor scheduling was fully implemented within a month. Purchasing and costing features are extensively exploited.

See also a Case Study article - September 2000

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Instrumentation: BEKA associates Ltd

"We chose Caliach over other vendors primarily because the staff we dealt with understood our industry, and were able to challenge the way we did things and offer suggestions for how those processes may be improved. The depth of knowledge was evident from the start, and was essential to us. The choice of Caliach software was a good fit for us."
Ben Brough, Managing Director, BEKA associates Ltd.

Caliach User Profile:

BEKA associates Ltd. designs, manufactures and supports internationally certified hazardous area display instrumentation from a modern factory in Hitchin, England. Certified product manufacture is to strict requirements, with full traceability of safety critical components. Standard products are configured for each requirement, with a customised sales entry process to define configuration, and this information is available throughout production. Other processes use standard Caliach Vision functionality, with full use of the integrated financials, and MRP enables the right quantity of assemblies to be available at the right time. The implementation was conducted at BEKA's own pace; the level of support proved ideal; and the project came within original estimates.

See also a Case Study article - May 2013

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Jewelry: Manhattan Watch & Jewelry Co. Ltd

"In today's complex environment, having an information system with multi-currency accounts is an indispensable necessity, without which we are crippled and our growth stunted. CaliachMRP has truly empowered our management at all levels of the business."
David Karmeli, President, Manhattan Watch & Jewelry Co. Ltd.

Caliach User Profile:

Manhattan Watch and Jewelry's activity is high-end jewelry manufacturing and retailing with Damoka and Roxyblu house brands. Raw materials are fine gold, precious rough stones and diamonds. Manufacturing is fully integrated from design, modelling, toolmaking, stone cutting, gold casting and stamping, goldsmithing and stone setting. With over 3000 precious products, varied activities and a complex production environment, they needed a system to fully control raw material, instill production and management disciplines and handle sensitive scheduling. With production and administration under control they can concentrate on expansion plans.

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