Sheldon enhances production control system

Posted on 02 Jun 2019 and read 825 times
Sheldon enhances production control systemBarnstaple-based Sheldon Precision Engineering Ltd has invested in a real-time Status Board display system for its shopfloor — the latest addition to its PSL Datatrack production control software system.

The rapidly expanding company ( provides specialist sub-contract engineering and turned-parts manufacturing services that have been managed with PSL Datatrack from day one, and continuous investment in further modules has enabled the company to maximise the efficiency of its operation in all areas.

Managing director Howard Sheldon said: “With PSL Datatrack, you don’t have to invest in functionality that you don’t need. You know that each of their modules will seamlessly integrate with all the others, so you can take them on when you are ready.”

PSL Datatrack ( manages everything from initial quotations to final invoicing and takes care of works orders, purchase orders, delivery notes, ‘goods received’ notes, component and material stocks, and quality management.

The company had been using printed lists to provide information on the sequence and detail of orders to be progressed through the factory on any given day.

However, the circumstances could change rapidly, so that by the time an engineer picked up his instructions, there could be another order requiring priority treatment.

Mr Sheldon said: “We needed real-time information to be readily available, so we turned again to PSL Datatrack for advice and a solution.”

The latter provided a customised Status Board to his specific requirements, and it has made a major impact on communications between office and the shopfloor.

“PSL Datatrack has made my back office and shopfloor systems flow seamlessly, giving us more time to be productive.”

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