Company Name: Stainless Plating
Stainless Plating needed a system that reduced waste and cost, and gave greater visibility of demand.
Challenges facing aerospace special process companies such as Stainless Plating include:
Critical operation in aerospace supply chain – often final operation before delivery so orders can be late before components have arrived for treating!
High variety of parts, processes and specifications
Volatile demand – poor inter / intra SME planning – ‘infinite capacity’
Increasing legislation & compliance – NADCAP / REACH
Rising utility, labour and chemical costs vs OEM cost down pressures
The objective of adopting Fitfactory’s system was to improve customer service levels & internal productivity of special process companies
In addition, Stainless wanted to increase multi-tier supply chain competitiveness of UK aerospace sector
Fitfactory was the solution. It offered integration with disparate customer systems to provide advanced visibility of demand, and acted as an intuitive decision support tool that utilises advanced demand data to optimise service level adherence, turnaround times and productivity
As a result, Stainless Plating achieved improved productivity and profitability, as well as improved performance of multi-tier manufacturing companies by improving transparency and responsiveness.