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Improving Productivity Through Good Measurement

on In my last blog post, I talked about three steps to improving productivity in made-to-order manufacturing environments. These steps were: Establish standard processes using standard inputs Ensuring information and manufacturing flows Automate or Autonomate In this article I want to explore the step carried out prior to any of these, that was briefly touched upon Read More...

Demystifying Six Sigma

on It’s a problem-solving technique with proven results, yet Six Sigma is sometimes equated with using a sledgehammer to crack a nut. However, if you get to grips with working inside its structure and understand the tools it employs, Six Sigma can transform the performance of your business. So, how does it work? There are three Read More...

Lean Six Sigma – Improve Your Operation

on It can be deeply frustrating to run a business knowing that the operation itself is flawed and costing you time, money or compromising quality. The good news is that there are ways to make changes that significantly reduce and, hopefully, eventually eradicate such problems. There are a range of strategies out there. Here at WLP, Read More...

Lean Tools – What Is 5S?

on 5S is one of many Lean tools out there. Often misinterpreted as “just housekeeping” it is one of the foundations of Lean. The overall aim of 5S is to reduce waste, optimise productivity and increase profitability. Do you work in an area that is used by more than just yourself? How frustrated do you get when you want Read More...

The Benefits of Lean Six Sigma

on The client develops seed coating technology and processes customers’ seed to enhance its planting and germination properties. They were experiencing significant growth and issues of capacity, product quality and consistency all need to be improved. We used our considerable experience in implementing Lean Six Sigma as an improvement process and tool box. The company trained a Read More...

Reducing Performance Guarantee Claims

on A Norfolk company was paying out 5% of it’s turnover on performance guarantee claims. Using Six Sigma techniques the claims procedure was streamlined, customer service improved and the focus for quality improvement established. The time to deal with claims was reduced by 75%, in addition, expectations of reducing the claim rate and therefore the cost Read More...

Streamlining Social Care Payments

on With 10,000 invoices received annually from external homecare agencies, this project was aimed at improving BVPI8, relating to the timely payment of invoices. The difficulty of reconciling invoices and management information was causing late payment and putting undue pressure on smaller providers. Lean Six Sigma and other techniques were used to understand the process and Read More...

Efficiency Savings Boost Bottom Line

on Structure-flex, Headquartered in Melton Constable, Norfolk, is one of the UK’s most successful providers of bulk packaging solutions and a leading supplier of vehicle tension curtains and lifting products. Needing to compete more effectively with global manufacturers, particularly from the Far East, Structure-flex asked WLP to devise and implement a manufacturing efficiency programme. Savings of Read More...