Quickslide has completed improvements to the dispatch centre at its Brighouse production facility, giving it one dedicated facility that all finished goods from its multiple factories filter into.
This means handling of goods is kept to a minimum, delivery vehicles can be loaded more quickly and safely.
The finished dispatch centre has not only improved the loading processes, says the company its reorganisation has created an optimised layout and freed up valuable space, which can now be used in the manufacturing process rather than to simply house finished products. There is also now a designated space for training in the new unit.
The improvements to the dispatch centre complement numerous other investments in efficiency made at the factory, including the installation of a Schirmer CNC machine, two corner cleaners and two quad welders as well as an expanded vehicle fleet.
Recent changes in shift patterns have also increased productivity, meaning more goods, which can now be better moved out through the newly streamlined dispatch centre.
“The whole new setup provides us with an extra 30% capacity on one shift or 100% if we run to split shifts,” said managing director Ben Weber.
“This flexibility ensures we needn’t endure this irritating ‘yo-yo’ of delivery times and can help our partners out at times of urgency. It also allows more intelligent batching, better optimisation and more efficient logistics, passing on some savings to ensure better margins can continue to be achieved by our installer partners.”