Since 2022, the SOFRIGAM Group has been committed to a Lean Manufacturing approach to significantly improve our manufacturing processes at our Monchy-Le-Preux production site.
Historically, we had two independent processes: one dedicated to the manufacture of gel packs and the other to the production of trays, resulting in a substantial stock of gel packs between the two stages. At the end of 2023, we merged these 2 processes into a single line, greatly improving our efficiency and inventory management.
To always be the best possible performers for our customers, our operational excellence through this Lean Manufacturing project since 2022 is already having significant effects and improvements on several levels:
📈 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐭𝐲: +66% increase in an operator's daily output, in less than 18 months.
📉 𝐈𝐧𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐲 𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭: major reduction in inventories of intermediate and finished products
🔄 𝐐𝐮𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲: FIFO enhances product quality
🏭 𝐄𝐫𝐠𝐨𝐧𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐜𝐬: Less MSD risks
🚀 𝐂𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐫 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬: 89% reduction in the time needed to change product models
🌐 𝐒𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐬𝐩𝐚𝐜𝐞: Optimization of every available square meter