Dudley were one of the first companies in the UK to have their ISO 9001:2008 accreditation renewed (Dec 2008). Quality processes are inherent within our manufacturing process and are present at each stage of the production cycle.
Throughout the manufacturing process and prior to dispatch, products are picked at random and taken through a vigorous set of quality control procedures, maintaining the high standards demanded by Dudley Industries and their customers.
Our customers are always our first priority, so we make every effort to ensure our products are not only of the highest quality but are also manufactured in a state-of-the-art facility, under strict quality control.
THE 5S PROCESS
Our production facility has adopted the philosophy of cellular Lean Manufacturing and the 5S approach to production environment.
“5S” was invented in Japan and stands for five Japanese words that start with the letter ‘S’… Seiri, Seiton, Seiso, Seiketsu and Shitsuke. The 5S Process, or simply “5S”, is a structured program to systematically achieve total organisation, cleanliness and standardisation in the workplace.
A well-organised workplace results in a safer, more efficient and more productive operation. It boosts the morale of the workers, promoting a sense of pride in their work and ownership of their responsibilities.
5S relates to workplace organisation and forms a solid foundation upon which many organisations base their drive for continuous improvement. It is equally applicable & successful in helping to achieve high impact results.
- Improved safety
- 5S becomes a fundamental business measure & key driver for Kaizen
- Forms a solid foundation upon which to build continuous improvement
- Employees gain a sense of ownership, involvement & responsibility
- Reduction in waste – as defined by Ohno’s seven forms of waste
- Improved performance in productivity, quality & morale leads to increased profitability