De-bottlenecking in a Furniture Manufacturer to improve output
A Leading Furniture manufacturer established operations in 2004 with a mission to design, manufacture and sell metal-based furniture that set new standards for aesthetics, reliability and pricing meeting the needs of the diverse Indian market. Over the years the company has grown exponentially and currently operates a 55,000 sq ft plant near Mumbai, India, manufacturing metal-based furniture.
The company’s fast pace of growth has brought in the following challenges.
1. Margins under strain as customers especially the online business partners keep reducing prices
2. Delayed deliveries in spite of fire-fighting to meet the promised schedules
3. High working capital employed