Duckworth and Kent specialises in precision machined parts and assemblies, such as CNC turning and milling, wire and spark erosion and surface grinding. The Reading based company has customers in the nuclear, motorsport, aerospace and oil & gas industries and thanks to their 50 years of engineering experience, have the skills to machine components and assembly parts to exactly match customers’ specifications.
They had been looking for a workflow management system which would work in conjunction with their existing MRP system and would help to improve their working processes and minimise production ‘bottlenecks’. At the Southern Manufacturing event in January 2018, they saw the T CARDS ONLINE system being demonstrated and were impressed. As a result, they purchased 5 user licenses and in the short time since, have really appreciated how this innovative system has helped to improve their processes and make work easier.
Terry Gleeson, who heads up the Production Planning department commented, “T Cards Online give us the ability to see visually any bottlenecks that may be occurring in our processes which we were experiencing in our inspection department. This was a major factor in why we invested in a workflow management system which has resolved these issues”.
When asked which features of the T Cards System they have particularly benefitted from, Terry confirmed, “The system enables us to see virtually where all our current jobs are online without having to see them physically in the factory. We also really like that the system gives multiple users who involved in the process the ability to move T Cards around the board.”
Terry added, ”T Cards Online has proved to be an excellent complement to our existing MRP system”.
Commenting on how specialist manufacturers like Duckworth & Kent are benefitting from using the innovative T Cards Online system, Phil Heine, Managing Director says, “We have helped a wide range of companies explore the benefits of our simple, yet highly effective online management tool. In many cases the result is a streamlined, more efficient management process, ultimately leading to improved productivity, saving time and money

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