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New Case Study

Demand Signal Analysis at Gardner

The Need: Gardner receive demand signals from their Aerospace customers in a variety of electronic formats and at different times of the week. Paul O’Gara, Director of the Integrated Logistics Centre recognised that the individual signals were being managed in different ways operationally as well as through Gardner’s internal MRP systems. This was leading to inefficiencies in the sales and operations process which in turn was leading to a dilution of the quality of the signal as it was output to each of the companies’ manufacturing centres.

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New Case Study


Problem Solving at Gardner

Client Overview

Gardner Aerospace’s activities include 5-axis machining, turning, sheet metal fabrication, non-destructive testing, surface treatments, final assembly and kitting. Gardner’s Integrated Logistics Centre (ILC) manages the delivery of the Group’s manufactured and bought-in products to its key customers, either delivered individually or as kits.

The Need

Most of the actions taken to mitigate issues and problems on the shop floor were immediate actions that recovered the situation but did not deal with the root cause of the issue or problem. As a consequence the same issues and problems were re-occurring causing operational disruption.

The Approach

The primary goal was to establish a simple process that the management team and the workforce could use to jointly establish root cause problem solving on a routine basis. The intervention consisted of three steps.


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New Case Study…

Change Management at Addison Engineering

The Need: The management team were concerned at the perceived low level of morale in the workforce and the negative feedback that accompanied the implementation of improvements and strategic activities. Before the workforce could be engaged in change and shop-floor problem solving the management team needed to know the current issues affecting employee performance.

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Promoting the Industry…

Redthorn are proud to announce that we will be sponsoring the Twitter based weekly chat #EngineeringHour.

This weekly hour (every Wednesday 5pm-6pm) is dedicated to all those that work in, supply or are new to the Engineering and Manufacturing industries.

Simply use the hashtag #EngineeringHour during the day/times mentioned above to join in with the conversation and promote your business and the industry as a whole.

The first #EngineeringHour starts on 2nd November 2016. Get involved!

Latest Offer from Redthorn

Redthorn are delighted to announce that up until 31st October 2016 there is now a 3 for 2 offer on Redthorn Training Days.

Contact the Redthorn team for more details.

Redthorn Consultancy

Supporting you at every stage

Once our customers have chosen their modules, the Redthorn technical team will install the software at your site. We have a dedicated support team, offering both technical and software support. We offer a report writing service, so you can either learn to write your own reports using crystal or we can write them for you. We offer consultancy to improve in-house processes. We also have an online forum where our customers have access to FAQ’s, bug fixes and can also converse with each other.

Upgrades in Singapore

Field International, who have facilities in both Europe and Asia, are one of the world leaders in the design and manufacture of aircraft maintenance tooling, ground support equipment, military components and bespoke precision engineering.

Field International have been successfully using Redthorn’s MRP software for 18 years and this month have started using the Aventa 10g MRP system at their Singapore site.

Learn more about Field International on their website.

Visit our website for more information on Redthorn’s MRP Software

Software Upgrade

Technetics Group provides an unmatched combination of engineering and manufacturing expertise to solve the most difficult design and performance problems, accelerating time to market and improving cost-of-ownership from Lab to Fab. They combine five decades of experience in producing the finest quality components and assemblies with leading-edge capabilities in chamber technology, advanced coatings, engineered surface treatments and testing.

Technetics have installed our latest Aventa 10g MRP system after 11 years as a Redthorn Customer. Their transfer incorporates a project to clean their data and rewrite their system related processes.

Read more about Technetics on their website.

More than just MRP Software

This upgrade is an example of how the Redthorn team go above and beyond for it’s customers.

At Redthorn we aim to exceed exceptions. Our team of dedicated specialists will work in partnership with you, from initial consultation and development, to implementation and beyond.

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Complete the online form to trial this module for 30 days.

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