As expected we experienced a drop in output in our upholstery production last week. As it happens, it isn’t as significant as the numbers suggest. We had pushed hard on some high-volume low value items and have corrected that this week and this has skewed the numbers. In terms of adjusted output, we ran around 10% lower than previous weeks. Considering the current circumstances with orders being rescheduled and staff being quarantined, this is another excellent result form the team, with no impact on customer shipments.
Products Shipped – 1597
Number of different product types shipped – 71
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.