ERP For Plastics Industry

Moulders Consulting: Providing A Top-Quality ERP For Plastics

MCL Software is a custom MRP/ERP solution tailored specifically for the Injection Moulding Industry, designed by experts deeply rooted within the sector.

Our team collectively boasts over four decades of hands-on experience in Plastic Injection Moulding, spanning roles such as sales, marketing, operations, and management. We’ve been instrumental in successfully implementing many ERP/MRP systems across our field.

MRP, short for Materials Requirements Planning, forms the backbone of managing and orchestrating the materials needed for efficient manufacturing. Within the injection moulding industry, MRP takes on a pivotal role, ensuring that the precise materials are available at the exact moment required to create top-notch products.

Here are the steps involved in MRP for injection moulding:

1. Craft the production schedule: This initial step entails determining the production schedule by factoring in customer demand, inventory statuses, and other key variables. The resulting production plan outlines the quantity of products to be created over a specified period.

2. Navigate material requirements: Once the production schedule is determined, the next step involves calculating the materials essential for the manufacturing process.

This involves assessing the number of products intended for production, the necessary materials for crafting each item, and any potential waste or byproducts that will arise during the production run.

3. Monitor inventory levels: Once material requirements are calculated, the next phase entails checking the inventory levels of the required materials. This helps ascertain whether existing stock levels will meet production demands, or if more materials must be bought.

4. Initiate purchase orders: In cases where inventory falls short, the MRP system leaps into action, generating purchase orders to secure the needed materials. These purchase orders cover critical details like quantities, delivery timelines, and other relevant details.

5. Track progress: After placing the purchase orders, the MRP system meticulously tracks progress. This includes monitoring delivery schedules, any potential bottlenecks, or unanticipated hitches that might crop up.

6. Adjust the plan: Should alterations occur in the production timetable – or if unforeseen delays or material-related challenges arise – the MRP system shows its adaptability by adjusting the plan accordingly.

In summary, MRP is an essential process for managing the materials required for injection moulding. It helps to ensure that the right materials are available at the right time, which is critical for the production of high-quality products. 

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Our ERP For The Plastics Industry

Our software combines the capabilities of MRP and ERP systems to offer a seamlessly integrated production management solution designed for businesses in the plastic injection moulding industry.

Crafted to cater to the sector’s needs, our solutions empower your business to streamline its operations across all departments, resulting in heightened efficiency and performance. With over four decades of experience in the plastic injection moulding industry, we possess an in-depth understanding of the field and take pride in our history of successfully implementing ERP and MRP systems across injection moulding companies of varying sizes and circumstances.

About Our ERP For Plastics

At Moulders Consulting Limited, we specialise in partnering with companies to help them optimise their injection moulding processes, drive down manufacturing costs, and enhance profitability.

We offer a range of services tailored to meet specific needs, such as expert advice on ERP/MRP systems, Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) implementation, production process optimisation, e-commerce solutions, marketing strategies, ancillary services, troubleshooting, and several other areas related to injection moulding.

Our goal is to assist companies in achieving higher-quality products, improved operational efficiency, reduced production costs – and as a result, increased profits.

With our extensive expertise in various aspects of the injection moulding process – including Industry 4.0 advancements – we can provide valuable guidance to enhance your production processes and support your marketing and sales initiatives. Our services offer cost-effective consultancy, innovative products, and effective solutions that will elevate your operations and drive greater profitability for your company.

Our software is specifically designed for plastic injection moulding companies with an annual turnover ranging from approximately £1M to £25M that want to boost their efficiency and decrease manufacturing costs.

At Moulders Consulting Limited, we are committed to delivering quality services and products at exceptional value for money.

Contact us today to learn more about how our software can enhance operational excellence, increase profitability, and sustain growth for companies in the plastic injection moulding industry!

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MCL Software - for the Injection Moulding Industry

Over 40 years' experience within the Plastics Industry

2023 - The Year For Efficiency!

An all-encompassing, tried and tested ERP / MRP for the Injection Moulding Industry, the core software has been developed to cater for this complex sector.

Plus, having worked within many Injection Moulding Factories, we have the knowledge and grass routes experience to fully understand the improvement in efficiencies required to make an ERP / MRP implementation worthwhile. 

Scroll down to see just some of the key features of MCL Software!

MCL Software - Key Features

DASHBOARD – designed to give an overview of your facility – broken down into sections to include 

Sales  |  Quotes  |  Purchasing  |  Production  |  Quality  |  Delivery

Navigate easily from your dashboard to access all ERP / MRP info – even through to production planning.


PARTS – see all of the information you need to about any manufactured or bought in part on one simple to use screen. Here you will have an overview of the following:

Part Details   |  Activity  |  Files  |  Suppliers  |  Allocations  |  Options


BOMS – easy to navigate and populate – able to select multiple items easily on the Bill of Material in a variety of units, including percentages to jobs which may include Masterbatch, UV Stabaliser, Powders, Anti-Microbial agents etc. 

Add files, quality documents, C of C’s, and tooling data to ensure all relevant detail can be accessed in one clear and concise location.

BOMS –  You then delve deeper into the detail of the specified machine best suited for the manufacture of this component and add on any ancillaries required including robots, conveyors, dryers, and even the human resources required for production. 

Add notes that are relevant to the job,  and the additional bonus of the costing calculator gives you the ability to track profitability, and calculate price breaks by relating the part cost, to various quantities, and your required margin. 

JOB CARD –  All of the right information, all in the right place. The MCL Job Card clearly shows the following:

Work Order No.  |  Part Number  |  Description  |  Job Quantity  |  Drawing

Customer  |  P/O Ref No  |  Order Line  |  Date  |  Notes

BOM details, to include quantities, weights, units of measure, locations, and type of product

Tool information, including location, change inserts, and cavities are provided

Allocation of machines and any ancillaries required to complete production

And finally, the image of the part itself to help the production personnel to keep on track. 

MCL Software - Key Features
Tooling Register

Incorporating a full tooling register, maintaining your clients tooling status and location


Multi-level Bill Of Materials, to include sub-assemblies, and final assemblies

Production Planning

Visual Capacity planning and scheduling, by the Week, Day and even Hour

Job Cards / Works Orders

A clear visual document for shop floor use - including BOMs for Injection Moulding


Full customer and Supplier data capture with CRM Traceability and email capabilities throughout


Ability to trace material from Purchase Order through WIP to final moulded component

Second Operations

Ability to track manufacturing flow to clearly identify secondary operations and manual operations


Full purchase planning auto updated customer sales order demand, and stock allocations

NCR / Quality

Track all non-conformance reports and corrective actions, integrated with part record

Shop Floor Data Capture

Real time data collection from production - tracking all processes and works orders / job cards


Snapshot insight into daily business expectations, monitoring progress in real time


Raise invoices using our invoicing module, integrated directly with Sage, Xero & Quickbooks

Why Choose Us

Reason For Choosing Us

Accredited Company

Members of the BPF & PlastikCity

100% Guarantee

Service providers to the Injection Moulding Industry


Over 40 years experience within the Plastic Injection Moulding Industry

Working With The Best

Members of

Our Directors

About Mark Amphlett

With over 20 years of experience in the plastics industry, Mark Amphlett played a pivotal role in the growth of Amtek Plastics, Newton Abbot, as General Manager.

Under his leadership, the company’s annual turnover surged from £650k to over £3M in less than 6 years. Mark’s effective branding strategies positioned Amtek Plastics as a leading provider of Plastic Injection Moulding services in the UK, resulting in a significant increase in inbound inquiries, from an average of 3 or 4 per month up to a typical monthly total of well over 60.

These outcomes showcase Mark’s exceptional marketing skills, unwavering dedication to fostering growth, and remarkable talent for strategically positioning businesses to achieve success.

About Andy Jewell

Andy Jewell entered the plastics industry in 1989, with an Honours Degree in Chemistry with Business Administration.

During his early career, Andy gained invaluable experience in sales, developing his technical knowledge of material handling, drying, and dosing systems, as well as real-time Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) for the Plastics sector.

As his expertise in the Plastic Injection Moulding industry developed, Andy transitioned into the promotion and sale of real-time Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) for the Plastics sector.

Working closely with a renowned US-based supplier of MES/SFDC/i4.0 solutions, Andy played a crucial role in establishing them as a leading provider across the globe. His dedication and contributions helped to drive the company’s success and solidify its reputation within the industry.

As an Independent Sales Consultant since 2017, Andy’s deep understanding of the plastics industry and expertise in MES solutions make him a trusted advisor and consultant.

His commitment to excellence and delivering tangible results has helped numerous customers achieve enhanced productivity and profitability.