Superfast South Yorkshire / ERDF

Superfast South Yorkshire Connection and Innovation Vouchers Scheme provide eligible SMEs with funding to improve their broadband connections and/or introduce digital innovations into the business.

Firma-Chrome Limited is a metal plating and coating company based in Sheffield, servicing the needs of companies of all sizes, from multi-national blue-chip companies to small privately-owned businesses.  Our existing software for managing our purchasing and sales system was not sufficient to support our business or meet our needs; many hours were spent working around this system and it had become unsustainable.

Funding from SFSY has enabled us to invest in a Material Requirements Planning (MRP) system that is bespoke to our business needs.  This is a production planning, scheduling, and inventory control system used to manage manufacturing processes.  Funding has also provided staff training to make best use of the new system.

The new software solution will improve all of our current processes and streamline what we do providing management with much needed information and giving the production team a far more simplified and accurate sales to dispatch routine with accurate and useful information being available on a real-time basis.  We have been able to change our working practices, greatly improve efficiency and release time back to us to concentrate on growth and secure our future. 

Firma-Chrome Limited has received funding from The Sheffield City Region European Regional Development fund (ERDF), part of the European Structural Investment Fund (ESIF) portfolio 2015 to 2020.