Published On: Mon, Oct 2nd, 2023

Mercury achieves significant milestone on its lean manufacturing journey

Leading specialist fabricator Mercury has successfully reached its first milestone as part of its lean manufacturing journey, establishing a dedicated metrics room that is now an integral part of its multi-site operation. This accomplishment is marked by the company’s first ‘GREEN’ day across all three manufacturing factories, a remarkable achievement after just 12 weeks of 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. Establishing the metrics room plays a pivotal role in this endeavour, serving 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 commented: “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”.

He continued: “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 is a trusted name in the fenestration industry, known for its commitment to delivering a high-end product portfolio to support all market sectors. Products include aluminium windows, sliding doors, bifold doors, designer doors, aluminium sash windows, curtain walling and internal screening. They are also a longstanding Spectus vertical sliding sash window fabricator and manufacture both standard and mechanical joint options.

With a focus on innovation, efficiency, and customer satisfaction, the company continues to set new standards for excellence and continuously evolves to meet the ever-changing needs of the market.

The achievement of the first ‘GREEN’ day is a testament to Mercury’s determination to pave the way for a leaner, more efficient, and customer-centric future.