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Mercury reaches milestone on lean manufacturing journey

Specialist fabricator Mercury has successfully reached the first milestone of its lean manufacturing journey, by establishing a dedicated metrics room that is now an integral part of its multi-site operation.

This accomplishment was marked by the company’s first ‘GREEN’ day across all three manufacturing factories, which was held just 12 weeks after implementing the strategy.

Alan Hockey, Manufacturing Manager at Mercury, said: “The establishment of the metrics room and the successful realisation of our first ‘GREEN’ day across all factories signifies our dedication to continuous improvement and operational excellence. This is just the beginning of our journey to deliver even greater value to our customers and uphold our reputation as a leading specialist fabricator.”

Mercury’s commitment to operational excellence and continuous improvement has led to the launch of its lean journey. The metrics room serves as a central hub for data collection and manufacturing analysis. By leveraging data-driven insights, the company aims to optimise its manufacturing processes, enhance efficiency, and ultimately deliver continued value to its customers.

Alan said: “The system evaluates performance metrics against predetermined thresholds, categorising them as either ‘REDS’ for areas that require attention and improvement or ‘GREENS’ for areas that meet or exceed targets. This approach enables the company to focus its efforts on areas that will yield the greatest impact on efficiency and quality.

“Achieving our first ‘GREEN’ day across all three factories marks a significant milestone in our lean journey and demonstrates the effectiveness of the new metrics room and the commitment of the entire team.”

Mercury’s product portfolio includes aluminium windows, sliding doors, bifold doors, designer doors, aluminium sash windows, curtain walling and internal screening. The company is also a longstanding Spectus vertical sliding sash window fabricator and manufactures both standard and mechanical joint options.


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