Aerospace Case study

Senior Aerospace Bird Bellows is a market leader in the design and manufacture of precision engineered metallic bellows for industrial fluid control and aerospace applications. They provide engineering solutions for Airbus aircraft programmes, defence, land vehicle and energy markets.

 

‘We are very pleased with this method of stocking our PPE items and tooling’, said David. ‘Previously it took our store personnel over 2 hours a week to audit and replenish stock. This is now valuable time saved.’ The company’s PPE supplier has access to the audited reports and replenishes the cabinets to ensure no stock-outs, maintaining operator safety. Regular meetings take place between David and the PPE supplier to review stocked items and trial new ones.

 

A total of 215 operatives have 24 hour a day access to both machines for their PPE. The company issues dual-purpose clock cards as key cards to eliminate loss of an additional card that would restrict access to PPE. Operative training takes minutes using the clock card and a keypad to demonstrate how to gain cabinet access and identify the required item. Senior Aerospace use the ability to programmed some cards and restrict general access to items like tooling.

 

Using QVS equipment has reduced walk and wait times by 18 hours a month, and resulted in a 60% saving on PPE

Food industry Case study

Food production depends on clinical surroundings with operatives wearing caps and gowns and appropriate PPE. Any replacement, replenishment or item change on the production line can involve operatives in the lengthy procedure of changing work wear, visiting stores areas and changing back again to maintain hygiene standards ‘line side’. The resulting loss of production can cause all kinds of problems in the supply chain.

 

The QVS system provides high product visibility, secure storage for a broad range of items and superior data access

 

The success of our systems has been significant, not only in time saving but also in monetary terms. One customer said, “Taking into consideration the cost of the items and the methods of issuing them, we are delighted to have made a saving of £50,000 on PPE in just 12 months.”

 

Personnel can use their key cards to obtain 24/7 access to the most common PPE, or even replacement parts and other vital components for production lines. Although these parts are of nominal value, their availability through secure vending means a vital time saving of at least 15 minutes at each operative’s visit.

 

“We have estimated the time saving for all technicians at 12 hours per week”, says one client. This reiterates the power of secure vending control where it’s not necessarily the monetary value of the item, but the value of having the item when it’s needed. As the same manufacturer says, “right tool, right place, right time”. Stores teams can review each shift’s audit report, liaise with health & safety managers and get operative feedback about the most used items.

 

Vending makes a big difference… a saving for one company of more than £90,000 in 2012

 

Automotive Case Study

Futaba-Tenneco UK is a world class supplier of pressed parts and welded assemblies. Their main customer is a world
leader in the automotive sector and to meet the very high volume requirement of car sets annually Futaba-Tenneco UK have made a substantial investment in new machinery, equipment and workforce training.

 

Jeff Seddon, Operations Manager said “Most important, the QUICKVEND system put us in control. It gave us total flexibility to tailor the stock, its accessibility and to benefit from the reports and audits. The equipment is half the cost of their competitor’s previous system, and very reliable in providing round-the-clock PPE to our workforce.”

 

Using QUICKVEND equipment and software has provided the company with ‘one stop’ compliance to H&S regulations for Consumables, PPE and COSHH. In addition supply, stocking and dispensing have full traceability with an audit trail in case of accidents.

 

Using QUICKVEND equipment and software has provided the company with ‘one stop’ compliance to H&S regulations for Consumables, PPE and COSHH. In addition supply, stocking and dispensing have full traceability with an audit trail in case of accidents.

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