Upholstery Production Week 10
Week 1 of March gave us a bit of a challenge. Not only did it see the highest number of products in a week so far this year, we also had a slight hiccup. In fairness this wasn’t our fault. Some of our customers free-issue parts to us and once of the shipments was short of a set of parts. This shipment was due out on Wednesday and had a high work content. There were 10 products short. The parts arrived late morning on Wednesday, the production cell reacted like a swat team and the shipment went on time at 3pm. Due to the problem being caused by the customer, they would have rescheduled the shipment which of course would have protected our delivery performance, but it isn’t just about the measure. Our customers problems are our problems, so the shipment went on time!
Products Shipped – 2654
Number of different product types shipped – 75
OTIF – 100%
Our 20,000 square foot upholstery factory is designed into manufacturing cells with all our processes built to make our Upholstery Production with an efficient and effective use of resources. This allows our 50-strong shop floor team to produce large quantities of high-quality products in short lead times and deliver on time, every time.
Each cell includes CNC fabric cutting, adhesive spraying for foam, multiple sewing machines and machinists, multiple upholstery benches and quality inspection, packing and despatch benches.
Our team are multi-skilled and experienced so that one day we could be making 1500 identical theatre seats, the next we could make a single banquette seat. Our process is designed to adapt to whatever our customers need from us as we don’t make any of our own products – everything we make is for our business customers that need highly reliable deliveries of a range of products.