Exel's engineering industry clients include manufacturers working in the following fields: Oil & Gas, Nuclear, Motorsport, Aerospace, Defence, Transport, Automotive, Marine, Power Generation, Mining, Water & Utilities, Offshore & Renewables, Rail, Medical and Telecoms.
Each client is able to respond to their specific market pressures with the assistance and flexibility of the EFACS integrated manufacturing system, irrespective of whether they need to manufacture bespoke items, prototypes, tooling or products with high or low volumes.
The EFACS browser based interface is easily deployed onto thin client mobile devices and used with bar coding and RFID to provide highly responsive Shop Floor Data Collection (SFDC). This real time data on material consumption allows more effective planning than can be achieved using forecast values. Production capacity planning can be optimised and smoothed and waste through delays minimised. Bar coding and RFID are technologies that can also be used to streamline goods receipt as well as assembly and despatch of finished products.
A sophisticated planning system factors in resource availability including, machine, cell, department and human resource taking into account staff skill level and machine set-up / clean down time. It then allows you to adjust priorities and capacities through a 'what if' facility in order to ensure you have the right balance of capacity in order to meet your customer's delivery requirements.
Effective product lifecycle management can be achieved using EFACS Engineering Change Controls (ECN) and its fully integrated mechanisms for serial number and batch traceability. The EFACS inventory control procedures are easy to align with the stringent quality assurance and quarantine requirements demanded by the majority of companies in the engineering industry. The capability for version controlled document management and the option to link CAD/CAM systems to bills of material all make EFACS a product of choice for engineering companies.
Exel's engineering industry clients between them utilise all the current technology & processes expected in a modern engineering environment and utilise the flexibility of EFACS across all functions such as machining, fabrication, welding, presswork, profiling, forming, assembly and finishing.
Engineering client highlight:
Founded in 1968 in a small shop in Lyminge, HV Wooding has grown to become one of the UK's leading manufacturers of precision engineered components and assemblies. A commitment to product quality, customer service and innovation is the reason why companies such as Rolls Royce, Honeywell, Schneider Electric and ABB have worked with HV Wooding for over 30 years. Parts manufactured by HV Wooding can also be found in over 22 million UK homes and continued success has seen HV Wooding's turnover double in six years, reaching £13.5m in 2012.
HV Wooding has five key areas of work: Busbars, Presswork, Wire Erosion, CNC Machining and Sub-assembly. With an average split between 70% Make to Order (MTO) and 30% Make to Stock (MTS), the company produces approximately 1.2 million parts per month. Depending on the nature of production, order sizes can range from single items to substantial batches measured in hundreds of thousands, with lead times varying from next day on MTS items through to months for complex custom parts where tooling also has to be designed and manufactured. In fact, all parts are manufactured to customer requirements with orders/enquiries being in the form of engineering drawings.