The company manufactures precision metal components, primarily for the UK domestic market. They had come under increasing financial pressure in recent years as the UK market declined and remaining customers looked to Far Eastern suppliers. They were interested in reviewing the benefits from Lean manufacturing techniques.
We were able to assess their capacity for adopting Lean methodologies, recommend and implement improved working practices and, through a series of training workshops, deliver basic awareness training to all personnel, laying the foundations for further development.
The company implemented a pilot cell manufacturing programme and developed a clear view of the infrastructure investments needed to implement cell manufacture in total.