The comprehensive IFS solution is to empower staff at Caledonian Modular with robust support for project manufacturing and construction
IFS, the global enterprise applications company, has announced that Caledonian Modular will implement IFS Applications™ 10 to automate mission-critical processes and provide greater operational visibility.
Caledonian Modular takes traditionally constructed buildings and applies offsite volumetric manufacturing techniques to drive efficiencies. Operating from its 40-acre manufacturing and head office site in the East Midlands, Caledonian Modular has the largest single-site volumetric manufacturing capability in the UK offsite building industry.
Caledonian Modular selected IFS Applications 10 as its enterprise application suite as it is capable of supporting both project manufacturing and construction on the same platform. IFS Applications 10 will enable Caledonian Modular to view all business data from a centralised location for monitoring and analysis, facilitating greater business intelligence and informing new processes and innovation efforts.
As of early 2019, IFS Applications 10 will be used throughout the business from first contact with customers to estimating, planning, production, shipping, and after care. The suite will also be used to manage all suppliers and contractors, and to manage current employees and sub-contract workforces.
The implementation of IFS Applications 10 will provide Caledonian Modular with greater visibility of its purchasing requirements, to improve scheduling of materials into the Factory and reduce overall spend, and to provide much greater visibility of contract profitability.
Richard Paul, CFO of Caledonian Modular commented: “The implementation of IFS is part of a wider process of improving operations, supply chain, and control at Caledonian, and adds to our capabilities as a leading offsite constructor in the UK, capable of delivering large turn-key projects to bespoke client requirements, with all the quality, engineering, cost and lead time benefits volumetric manufacturing and finishing can deliver.
“Caledonian is facing a significant upturn in future work, which IFS will help gear the business to deliver efficiently and cost-effectively.”
Kenny Ingram, IFS Global Industry Director, Engineering, Construction & Infrastructure, added: “From an IT perspective, the implementation will allow Caledonian Modular to migrate away from multiple systems and spreadsheets running the business to a single system, with a single view, which will be available all of the time. This will save hours of time and remove any doubt that the business might have about conflicting data.”