The Rewards of Efficiency
At Tenkay we work hard to drive efficiencies in our manufacturing processes to provide our customers with the best possible quality, service and price.
Here’s how we do it:
- Breaking jobs down to sub-assemblies
We assess each of our customers’ products on a case by case basis to establish the best build process. Usually, the most efficient way is to break the product build down into sub-assemblies. This can lead to better engineering and allows us to maximise machining and shop floor capabilities, resulting in more flexibility around tight lead times. It also means that quality can be monitored at each stage to ensure the final product is right first time.
- Monitoring build efficiencies
We continually monitor product builds for any variation in quality or efficiency. If a variation occurs, we drill down to understand what is happening and identify the necessary action. The result could be to employ a proven build technique used on another product or perhaps provide additional training. We are always looking to improve.
- Use of automation
Wherever possible, we will automate sections of a product build. This not only improves time efficiencies, but also increases quality, by reducing variations.
- Zero Defects
All Tenkay operatives are working towards becoming Certified IPC Specialists, part of our Zero Defects, Right First Time quality initiative. Right first time means less wastage, quicker output and reduced costs, which can all be passed on as benefits to our customers.
At Tenkay, we pride ourselves on our quality manufacturing and customer service, so if you’re interested in seeing if we can work together, please give us a call today on 01903 855 455.
- Written by Robert Doick
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