On the 01 April we furloughed some staff as order volume has obviously dropped in these difficult times. This will of course be reflected in the volume of work we are shipping, although our team is definitely punching above its weight in terms of output from those who are still working. As stated before, but it bears repeating, we supply into healthcare so we will remain open throughout.
We even had a little bit of time in the run up to carry out a bit of upholstery prep training for our frame assembly team as we thought we might need a bit of cross-skilling in time to come!
The team did a great job last week and has not only retained our 100% record but also improved on our JIT record (Just in Time) from our largest customer who has a slightly more aggressive measure than simple On Time In Full.
Products Shipped – 1236
Number of different product types shipped – 59
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.