Case study: Bee lighting
Bee Lighting is a land, sea and air lighting technology company. They work responsively with some of the world’s best vehicle manufacturers. The company was advancing from design services by establishing a state of the art production facility. A key requirement was to create an efficient and flexible manufacturing cell, to deliver consistently high quality goods.
The production flow was mapped and wasteful activities, including flow interruptions, handling methods, transportation and movement of all parts and operators, were thoroughly challenged within the cell blueprint. The final manufacturing process accounted for all equipment, tool changeover and material replenishment methods to be used.
From the initially provided layout to final design:
A highly flexible and efficient cell with streamlined product flows was created
Lead times were improved by 25%, with reduced bottlenecks
Cell output increased by 20%, with efficient use of operators
Handling distance halved and changeover times were minimised
“Fluere were appointed to support the Bee Operations and Engineering team to build the facility and production area from the ground up. Fluere integrated into the Bee team and quickly learnt the specific technical and quality requirements of vehicle lighting. Applying best practice manufacturing principles, Fluere enabled us to develop a World Class manufacturing facility and will continue to be part of the team to ensure we are able to produce quality products and offer flexibility in product mix and customisation."
Colin Fulford | Co-founder and Operations Director