Superior Glove turns to ERP to support growth

14 November 2016 | News | Source: Beth Wright

Superior Glove, a manufacturer and supplier of work and safety gloves, has selected an all-in-one business system to help drive improvements in productivity, transparency, decision-making and customer service.

The deal will see the Ontario, Canada-based company replace multiple systems across its global business operations with the Simparel Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution, to help the company scale, and better manage, its double-digit growth.

"We recognised that relying on outdated and self-customised systems was no longer a sustainable structure for our business," says Superior Glove marketing and communications manager, Julie McFater. "We decided to replace our current systems as well as the spreadsheets we rely on to manage many processes.

McFater adds the company expects to eliminate duplication of efforts and gain the transparency it needs into data and resources across the entire business.

"The system evaluation highlighted for us the importance of the integrated PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) capabilities of Simparel," adds McFater. "We see this when integrated with other system capabilities, driving improved communications and collaboration across our teams, supply chain, and customers. With the ease of use, access to information and process automation the system provides, we will greatly enhance our confidence and consistency in the data we need to make better-informed decisions."

In phase one of the implementation, Superior Glove plans to replace all current order-to-cash capabilities in the new system. When fully implemented, the company will use the fully integrated solution across a wide range of departments and processes; including product development, sampling, purchasing, manufacturing, shop floor control, quality assurance, distribution, customer service, financial and marketing.