Record maintained

Hurst Plastics is on course to maintain its ‘on-time in-full’ record with the appointment of a new continuous improvement manager.  

Mark Fearn has joined Hurst Plastics in this newly created role with the goal of improving the company’s production processes to ensure greater product consistency while maintaining a robust supply chain.

Kevin Wheatman, Hurst Plastics’ director and general manager, said: “Post-Brexit currency fluctuations and a feeling of uncertainty around Article 50 has had an impact on supply within our industry and this has meant that some of our competitors have let their customers down. It’s therefore vital for us to continually improve our production processes and increase our capacity to sustain our year on year growth and maintain our OTIF record of above 98.5%.

“We’re delighted to welcome Mark to the business at such an exciting time when we are investing for the future. Mark is a highly experienced lean manager and he has been steadily analysing our processes. He has already helped the business to reduce waste, improve efficiency and achieve even greater capacity. Product consistency is fundamental and we are really proud to be sustaining our high standards and boosting output without having to increase the headcount in our factories.”