MONTREAL, QUEBEC (PRWEB) August 16, 2013
Natural memory foam mattress producer, Essentia http://www.myessentia.com, has adopted a new philosophy centered on LEAN principles. LEAN refers to a set of tools aimed at increasing customer value by minimizing waste through the removal of non-value practices. From production to sales, the purpose is to cut out unnecessary steps and work in a purposeful manner.
Important aspects of the LEAN tools include perfecting first time quality and making work simple enough to understand. Key focus has been put on optimizing production and inventory management based on forecasted needs.
“LEAN manufacturing provides proven principles on which to build on. It should deliver some impressive results in the months and years to come for our employees, suppliers and most of all, the Essentia customer” says Morena Gelfusa, Production Manager of Essentia.
The ‘Just in Time’ strategy will reduce stagnant inventory and associated costs, with the goal of maximizing a business’ return on investment. Kanban is a logistics chain system developed by Toyota by which ‘Just in Time’ is achieved. It controls logistics from a production point of view by aligning inventory levels with actual consumption. It uses the rate of demand to control the rate of production.
“The only way to remain leaders in performance sleep is by embracing change. From what I’ve seen, going LEAN is another solid step forward”. Jack Dell’Accio, CEO and founder of Essentia.
The anticipated end results of implementing lean principles are: controlled inventory levels, cost reductions, improved work flow, and quality consistency. Essentia strives for continuous improvement, and the big picture is to get the right product to the right place at the right time in the right quantity.
About Essentia: Essentia manufactures and sells the world’s only natural memory foam mattresses and bedding products. With consumer health at the forefront of the business, Essentia produces products with a focus on comfort and quality. The brand operates 11 Essentia stores across North America.