Getting the chemistry right

September 2005
Management Services;Autumn2005, Vol. 49 Issue 3, p7
Academic Journal
Case Study
This article focuses on the implementation of lean manufacturing principles by Yorkshire, England-based chemical company Vickers Laboratories, as of September 2005. The move improved its productivity by 40% and saved close to £40,000. The managers of the company worked with the Manufacturing Advisory Service to implement an improvement process which covered every element of the business: manufacture, stock, supply, storage and staffing. Vickers has 23 employees and a £2 million turnover. The company makes solutions for the water industry and for biomedical devices such as contact lenses.


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