Derbyshire-based John Smedley Ltd
currently has a turnover of more than £16m and exports 70% of its fine gauge knitwear to 35 countries worldwide. We began working with them in 1994 and our business relationship has developed into a close ongoing partnership.
Their business faced numerous issues beforehand with various standalone systems that worked in isolation and no longer fulfilled the needs of the business, such as sales order and capacity planning systems working alone. The company came to recognise that an integrated IT solution would deliver substantial benefits to deliver their integrated business strategy. Therefore, for John Smedley the key beneficial features of PrimaNet included work-in-progress monitoring, the ability to place all work orders on the system, immediate sales order processing
, stock control
, sales ledger, a finite capacity planning system and the ability to extract comprehensive, tailored reports
A fully integrated IT system was critical for John Smedley, as well as our ability to understand their business and the tangible benefits they were looking for to deliver what was needed. Since implementing PrimaNet their business has reduced stock holding by 25% and become cash positive, so we can safely say that we succeeded by working in true partnership with them.