Bruce Poling successfully conducted a series of workshops at Gellibrand Cabinet Works relating to modern and competitive manufacturing.
Gellibrand Cabinet Works is a small business providing architectural joinery. Our company prides itself on being reliable and providing a product of a high standard with emphasis on customer satisfaction. Operating for over 20 years, we have recently found the extremely competitive business environment spurred on through the GFC difficult to come to terms with. We can no longer expect clients to pay higher prices and increased rates for products in an era when most manufacturing is moving overseas where costs are cheaper. Meanwhile our running costs and wages have been continually on the increase. We need to work quickly to reinvent ourselves and alter our methods in a fast changing market.
Bruce has provided an opportunity to look at aspects of our business through fresh eyes. We have conducted our business in the same manner for many years and from the moment Bruce walked into our factory he has been able to make many recommendations for improvements. Systems such as “5s” and visual communications techniques have been implemented to improve and boost staff morale.
I have no hesitation in recommending Bruce Poling and look forward to continuing to work with him.