Published on : Monday, October 7, 2013
La-Z-Boy UK has made a $400,000 investment to introduce a 90-point lean manufacturing programme at its production plant in China. The firm has increased its production capacity up to more than 300 pieces per day.
Sales director of La-Z-Boy UK, Dave Darragh, says “La-Z-Boy is recognised worldwide as a quality manufacturer and we are now pushing our standards even further by introducing these new, hi-tech systems and processes. Retailers can rest assured that our lean manufacturing programme will ensure customers receive a fully quality-checked product to a 12-week lead time. For stock items, this is reduced to a six-week lead time.We are now in a unique position to be able to offer the ultimate in quality, while producing more than 10,000 different product options. Each of our product ranges is available in every fabric and leather colourway, in power, manual or static options, making our choice for customers unrivalled in the marketplace.”
The lean manufacturing process introduces improvements in areas including performance management, production techniques, raw material audits, loading and packaging. Areas such as waste elimination, cost reduction and productivity have also been addressed.
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