UK manufacturers could be at risk from “critical business system failure” if they don’t keep up with the very latest technology. That’s the view of Andy Mills, who has just moved from manufacturing to a customer advisory role at production and management control software specialists JAVELIN.

With 30 years experience of business administration from estimating to planning, to managing and integrating a variety of systems working in both the metal and wood industries, he says companies that will survive today are those which “thrust forward using the right technology to control their manufacture and deliverables.”

Before taking an account management position with Vero Software Ltd’s JAVELIN system, he used the software to administer and manage all aspects of a company that manufactures corporate furniture in wood, along with aluminium and steel fabrications.

JAVELIN is one of the market-leading advanced production planning and control systems, covering all aspects of running a business, including estimates and quotationssales order processingmaterial requirements planning and controlpurchase orderswork ordersschedulingcosting, and shop floor data capture.

Andy Mills says the new and enhanced functionality in JAVELIN 2012r2 will ensure users remain competitive in their own manufacturing field. “Each six monthly release of JAVELIN contains additional and upgraded functionality and can even be bespoked to help businesses achieve their business potential. Manufacturers need to keep up with the latest developments in technology – not just CNC machines and the best programming software, but also software that controls every aspect of their business from the beginning of the estimating and sales process, through manufacturing, to invoicing. Without it, they could face critical business system failure.”