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K & M Utilise PSL Datatrack for Efficiency and Growth

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In the competitive world of subcontract precision engineering, staying ahead of the curve is paramount to success. For K & M Precision Engineering Limited, a family-run business based in Lancashire, the quest for efficiency and growth has led to investment in a PSL Datatrack production control software system.


Founded in 1998 by Kevin Taylor and his father Malcom, K & M boasts a proud 25-year legacy in the subcontract precision engineering sector. With 13 dedicated team members, including Kevin as the Owner and Managing Director, his daughter Denise Dunderdale as the Administration Director and his son-in-law Robert Murphy as the Operations Director, the company has established a reputation as a reliable provider of CNC machined components across a variety of industries.

Before embracing PSL Datatrack, K & M relied on manual quoting methods and business administration procedures. This approach caused many challenges, primarily the need to duplicate information across the board. These inefficiencies were becoming a serious bottleneck, hindering business growth and operational efficiency.

Production and control software journey

K & M’s production control software journey began with a simple Google search. The company’s leadership team were seeking a solution that could streamline operations, reduce duplication of work and provide a robust system for tracking works orders and costs. PSL Datatrack was swiftly identified as the resolution to these challenges.

Denise comments that the implementation of PSL Datatrack was a “smooth and collaborative effort.” Following a slick demonstration of the software, PSL Datatrack was installed and adopted by key personnel in a number of departments, including administration, accounts and sales.

During the implementation, PSL Datatrack worked closely with K & M to tailor the system to its existing workflow with a particular focus on the company’s process layouts. These detailed sheets provide a complete engineering specification to the shop floor and PSL Datatrack’s effort ensured a seamless transition with minimal disruption to K & M’s daily activities.

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