Reducing production lead times is critical to many of our customers requirements. We are increasingly finding customers move to Falcon who need a supplier who is capable of handling large orders on regular call offs, but also with the capacity to rush through an urgent job. Falcon have been offering a 24 hours production service for over 15 years now, helping us decrease our lead time, increase capacity, and increase our throughput on each machine over its life span.
Falcon currently offer 3 work-shifts to our production employees, a day shift, a night shift and an early shift to cover the early hours of the morning. The night shift is set up to run the ‘key’ manufacturing cells like the fibre laser, CNC punch and CNC folding. Their work brief is to target the long running, larger orders where the production workflow has been tried and tested. This allows the early shift and the day shift to concentrate on the new jobs or rush jobs to hit a customers deadline. This system has proven a hit with many of our customers, but equally importantly it also benefits our staff who can work on a shift pattern that suits their lifestyle.
Fast reaction times
24 hour production allows Falcon to react quickly to customers needs. Our current lead time is just 4 weeks, however we regularly hit tighter deadlines when it is required. It allows us to design a part for a customer during the day, then have a prototype or pre-production worked on over night ready for inspection or testing at the earliest opportunity.
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