MyWorkwear had been using Sage and some inhouse systems for over a decade but having more than tripled in size, Ben began to research new systems and whether any grant assistance was available.
After finding out about Made Smarter from Telford and Wrekin Council, he contacted Barry Jones, Digital Transformation Specialist for The Marches.
He arranged a visit along with Kieran Batchelor from WMG centre High Value Manufacturing Catapult at the University of Warwick, one of Made Smarter’s strategic partners, to devise a ‘digital roadmap’.
Ben said: “We were creaking at the seams and our systems were no longer fit for purpose because we are now producing around 5,000 items a week from polo shirts and jackets to t-shirts and fleeces.
“After talking to Barry and Kieran, they suggested we consider an ERP system.
“Barry helped us to understand what funding was available and complete the application process for a grant.
“He brought a wealth of knowledge even though he has worked across different sectors and this help was crucial.”
Onur Eren, Principal Engineer at WMG, University of Warwick, said: “The comprehensive digital roadmap that we carried out for the business highlighted areas which we felt would definitely improve their productivity.
“We are delighted to have played a part in improving the digitalisation of MyWorkwear which is already leading to efficiencies and they are a great example for other West Midlands businesses to follow.”