Apex Stainless Fasteners is pleased to announce the successful delivery of a new ERP system to the company from technology partner, Jeeves.
The company started a pre-study of Jeeves ERP during the autumn of 2022, and a year later the system has been rolled out across the company.
On Saturday 28th of October the new system went live, after a lot of preparation and training across teams. The Apex Group is in four warehouses, and a manufacturing plant, so it meant co-ordination across all sites to ensure it worked effectively was critical.
Order quoting, order processing, picking and packing, plus accepting and processing Goods Inwards was operational from day one, which is a significant success and testament to the Apex teams involved in the project.
Image: Apex Bilston ERP Project Team
In the first week when the system went live, various teams worked on issues and improvements as expected when you change an ERP system. By the end of the week the backlog was cleared, and the system had no apparent technical issues.
Prior to this change Apex had been operating with the same ERP system since 1991. There was a great deal of training and onboarding sessions prior to the delivery to ensure that all teams were ready for such an important change. It is an essential building block for the creation of a range of new digitised services, planned over the coming few years.
Image: Aerotight ERP Project Team
Commenting on the project, David Vahter, Managing Director Apex Stainless Fasteners Ltd:
“As such, in a project like this we really needed to make sure we got off to a flying start. Our warehouses are now working via Jeeves eWMS and we can identify several positive changes for our customers such as better documentation and automated tracking references.
The work with modernising Apex does not stop there, we now have a great platform to build and improve from, with the support of a great team.
Finally, to reiterate this week would not have been possible without the close cooperation between vendor resources, Apex superusers and users. For which we are truly grateful.”