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K3 Business Technology wins contract to supply SYSPRO ERP system to Orthoproducts Group

K3 Business Technology Group (K3) has won a further contract to supply an additional SYSPRO ERP system to the Orthoproducts Group. Following the successful implementation of SYSPRO at the Group’s Orthoplastics division, the company’s recently acquired Orthoponents subsidiary will also gain the benefit of a fully integrated and financial, manufacturing and distribution management system.

Orthoproducts is a leading global provider of implantable materials, components and subsystems for orthopaedic applications. The organisation’s Orthoponents subsidiary will use SYSPRO to replace manual spreadsheets and an outsourced accounting function that provided no management information other than monthly accounts.

"We had an urgent need to install an ERP system to give us more control over the Orthoponents business as we had no meaningful management information," says

Darren Close, Group Financial Director.

"SYSPRO will give us real-time and historical information at the touch of a button and will eliminate inaccuracies and duplicated information. We have already implemented SYSPRO financial modules on our Orthoplastics server giving us immediate visibility of accurate accounting information. Our next phase will involve installing the manufacturing and shop floor data collection modules," he adds.

Although the Orthoponents management team researched and reviewed several ERP systems, SYSPRO was seen as the obvious choice to help run its purpose built manufacturing facility. The Orthoponents site is equipped with first class CNC machining centres, a dedicated surface finishing cell, exceptional quality assurance apparatus and resources, a certified class 10,000 clean room and leading edge microfinishing facilities.

"We already have a positive experience with SYSPRO at the Orthoplastics site and so we expect the system to also provide a solid foundation for Orthoponents. SYSPRO can be readily validated to major regulatory requirements, which is essential. It provides a real-time view of all activities and will assist us to optimise our processes. It will allow us to look at manufacturing capacities and stocks, enabling us to boost efficiencies and fully utilise our resources," adds Darren Close.

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