Cherwell Laboratories installs software for business data

The UK company has been working with Medatech and Thinkers to centralise business operational data to improve key decision making

Cherwell Laboratories has announced a major project will be completed later this year. To help manage continued growth and improve our levels of service, the UK laboratory equipment supplier is implementing an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. This is a software programme that brings together all business functions and stores all business data.

The system the company has chosen is Priority and it has been working with the vendor, Medatech, and consultants, Thinkers, on configuring the system for the past nine months, with the ambition to go live on the 1 November.

The main purpose of the ERP system is to centralise business operational data to allow better decision making and improved visibility of lead times and stock availability. The full rollout will take approximately one year as different parts of the business go live.

Implementation of the new system will also coincide with the rollout of a new catalogue part numbering system, plus other improvements such as order confirmations and automated delivery of quality control documents. We will also be improving our delivery documentation and quotations.

The Managing Director, Andy Whittard, said: “This project represents a significant investment in our business and one which I am convinced will reap rewards for both ourselves and our customers. It is a major undertaking but an exciting development for the next phase of our business.“

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