An optimised factory layout by The Manufacturing Technology Centre
Improved efficiency and increased output by Dufaylite

Dufaylite

Improved efficiency and increased output

Dufaylite have manufactured recycled paper honeycomb since 1955 and has become one of the leading sustainable suppliers throughout Europe. Dufaylite innovates by using our design skills alongside our honeycomb products to deliver sustainable solutions across a number of sectors. Recently, as part of our continued investment, Dufaylite tasked The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) to deliver and implement a product improvement programme to increase the efficiency and output from our factory in St Neots.

The MTC’s solution was to look at the following points:

  • The manufacturing strategy was aligned to the sales strategy
  • The manufacturing processes were mapped to identify the bottlenecks in the processes
  • A future vision and a new optimised layout created
  • Lean values and behaviours were embedded within the whole organisation

The outcome has already made significant improvements to the day to day operation of the factory.

Key benefits feature:

  • An optimised factory layout
  • Specification created for future investment in technology including what to buy and when to invest
  • Reduction in work in progress
  • Reduction in production costs
  • Workforce brought into the improvement programme
  • Trials completed to prove improvement proposal and mitigate risk of investment
Working with the MTC has been fantastic for Dufaylite. It has really challenged our thinking and helped us push our culture and really deliver things for the future.
Ashley Moscrop, Managing Director, Dufaylite

August 2018.

Client. Dufaylite.

 

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