February 14, 2012

Defect management is a key driver of wood furniture component manufacturing

Despite three hard years that included a recall saga and a devastating tsunami, Japanese automaker Toyota was just about back to full production by mid January of 2012. Undoubtedly, Toyota’s much vaunted TPS (Toyota Production System) has played a massive role in putting the company back on track.

The TPS model aims to eliminate waste in a number of key areas:

  • Transportation
  • Inventory
  • Motion
  • Waiting
  • Over-processing
  • Over-production.
  • Defects

From a wood furniture-component manufacturing perspective, good defect management is critical as part of the drive to maintain minimum drag on the manufacturing process.

Drag describes the slowing of manufacturing to any degree that is less than full production. When defects become excessive, they can have detrimental effects on the manufacturing process, including:

  • loss of clients
  • production times running longer than planned
  • production delays for retooling
  • higher production costs to cover extra material and labor costs

With almost 50 years of experience in wood-furniture component manufacturing, Newport Furniture Parts treat defect management in the manufacturing process seriously.

Using high quality machines, including cutting-edge CNC routers, and an experienced workforce, Newport Furniture Parts keep defects to a minimum. This ensures your company has a constant supply of superior quality components at competitive rates.

For more information on Newport Furniture’s manufacturing processes or to discuss your wood-furniture component requirements, from individual chair parts to finished pieces, contact Newport Furniture today.

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