How a Steel Forged rolls manufacturing subsidiary of UK Streamlined its processes and Improved efficiency?

Rahul Kanda Updated by Rahul Kanda

Steel Forged Roll manufacturing subsidiary of a UK based technological leader

 Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Subject of the Case

How a forged rolls manufacturing company streamlined their operations to manage the inventory and production processes.

About the company

Chennai based company specializes in wide range of forged rolls with specific customization for steel, cement and forging industries. The aim of the company is to provide high quality and economical solution to all of their clients.

Company follows strict quality control measures sets to meet the customers’ satisfactory level. To make the consistent high quality production, they believe in hard work, attention to details, and procedures for monitoring and assessment.

Company is a subsidiary of a UK based technological leader in this field.


During our first interaction with their production head, we analyzed the following shortcomings due to the absence of inventory and a production planning tool:

  • Calculation of the inventory was manual due to which it was difficult to track the raw materials required against new Sale orders received.
  • Due to delays in raw materials procurement, customer orders sometimes got delayed.
  • Since BOM Calculation was Manual, it was time consuming and error prone while calculating exact requirements against a Sale order and exact inventory in hand.
  • Because of the manual system, real-time tracking of Production on shop floor was missing.
  • Furthermore, they wanted a system where they could track the machines in working and the machines on which Job orders could be prioritized.
  • In this Multi processes department Industry a tool which can offer multiple users with real-time tracking became the mandate of the hour.

At the time of the demonstration, we understood the need of the customer and came up with the following approach:

  • Master creation of activities/process, BOM, & machines that help them to get organized report and keep the record digitally.
  • Linkage between sale order and job order to get idea about the required raw material. For instance, at the time of job order creation system gave the provision to connect the job order with particular sale order and allowed users to follow all the procurement against particular job order/ sale order number.
  • Component planning and hierarchical job order to company to create component’s job orders and purchase orders from single window and the linkage of purchase order with each job order.
  • Further, an easy to way to maintain the occupied machines through operational planning became a useful tool. This feature allowed them to engage the machine according to their timeline.
  • Mobile application for the store person to issue the raw material against particular job order and to particular department helped company to manage inventory on real time bases. Similarly, the job order confirmation mobile app gave them real time production process status.
  • With the help of multiple user creation, they gave limited access to every user to complete their work on time and get immediate response from them.

With the above mentioned features, trace-ability of inventory became easy for the company and confirmations of the process became single click operation. Owing to this, their team was able to complete the processes gracefully.

Features offered

Following features were offered to attain desired results:

  • Material Creation
  • Purchase order and invoice
  • Sale order and invoice
  • Consumption
  • Inventory reports
  • Job order creation
  • Job order’s linking with sale order
  • BOM creation
  • Activities/process creation
  • Piece wages
  • Access authorization
  • Operation planning
  • Component planning
  • Zen consumption (Android based mobile app)
  • Zen confirmation  (Android based mobile app)

Following results were achieved post the implementation of above mentioned features:

  • Company started maintain their inventory and production process digitally and every single piece of information became visible to the owner.
  •  It gave the full knowledge of components and its current stock with a provision to create the Purchase order from a single window. This resulted in heightened efficiency in handling orders. Job order for sub-components is also generated automatically resulting in zero shortage during final fabrication.
  • The 100% utilization of machines became dream comes true for the owner.
  • Component planning helped company to assign the stock or purchase the stock against particular job order. Moreover, the hierarchical job order gave a perfect report to the upper management about the job orders created by his team. In this view, a user can access component stock report and a job order status report.
  • The approval system on purchase order helped management to have full control on procurement. Also, access authorization maintained the hierarchy level in company.

With the implementation of Zenscale cloud based solution client achieved:

  • Real time bases inventory report
  • Maintain the purchases
  • Tracking of production process
  • Start creating indent on the basis of sale order requirement
  • Activity wise confirmation reports
  • Easy access to second unit
  • Immediate effects of consumption on inventory

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