Last month we started our journey into lean manufacturing and with the help of Scottish Enterprise we have started 5’s within Carlton’s.
Our 5’s team is headed up by Blair and the first area that is area that is being concentrated on is our fettling and dispatch area. Over the last 4 weeks we have already seen some great changes which has improved the flow of material through this area. This has included re-positioning a CNC and washing machine and moving the hand finishing and final inspection areas. We have also started removing the old bitchumen flooring to expose the concrete underneath. This will enable us to paint the floor to indicate path ways and work areas. We will keep giving updates over the coming months as we continue our journey.