Clearview National May 2017 - Issue 186 - Page 145

MOVERRS&SHAKERS NEW CI MANAGER MAINTAINS OTIF RECORD » » DESPITE POST-BREXIT challenges, Hurst Plastics is well on course to maintain its industry-leading ‘on-time in-full’ record with the appointment of a new Continuous Improvement Manager. Mark Fearn joins Hurst Plastics in this newly created role with the goal of improving the company’s production processes to ensure greater product consistency whilst maintaining a robust supply chain. His appointment is instrumental in driving even greater efficiency and increasing capacity as Hurst continues its pattern of growth. Kevin Wheatman, Hurst Plastics’ Director and General Manager, explains: “Post-Brexit currency fluctuations and a feeling of uncertainty around Article 50 has had an impact on supply within our industry and this has meant that some of our competitors have let their customers down. It’s therefore vital for us to continually improve our production processes and increase our capacity to sustain our year on year growth and maintain our OTIF record of above 98.5%. “We’re delighted to welcome Mark to the business at such an exciting time when we are investing for the future. Mark is a highly experienced lean manager and he has been steadily analysing our processes. He has already helped the business to reduce waste, improve efficiency and achieve even greater capacity. Scarborough, ‘A Great Place to Live and Work’ SWC Trade Frames, a manufacturer of premium quality PVCu & Aluminium products including residential & light commercial casement & sash windows, residential, bi-folding doors, composite doors & conservatories, is seeking to appoint an additional Production Manager to bolster the team. A positive attit