Process optimisation and boosting efficiency – a case study
Free consultation with running shoe manufacturer Lunge
Ulf Lunge (Managing Director of running shoe manufacturer Lunge): "Over time, some requirements in our manufacturing process have changed, forcing us to rethink some processes. Moreover, we wanted to find out if we really make optimum use of our laser system. As a result, we agreed a free consultation appointment with specialist staff at eurolaser. Details were discussed on site and explained clearly, directly on the system. The result is better than expected. Areas of potential were identified and tapped into. Expert tips enabled us to increase our efficiency levels considerably. We are very grateful to eurolaser for the excellent service they provided."
Since its establishment almost 5 years ago, the running shoe manufacturer Lunge has been using a eurolaser system to cut their high-quality running shoes. With regard to shoe manufacturing, Lunge places great importance on excellent material quality and the best possible processing. The shoes are therefore a hit due to the optimum running comfort they guarantee.
Modified tasks and changes in the manufacturing process represent new challenges for the existing laser system. Two years ago, eurolaser launched Customer Relationship Management (CRM), which takes care of customer requests. Apart from analysing existing work processes and identifying new markets and areas of potential, the aim is to optimise use the systems together with the customer and to eliminate weak points.
Practical example from running shoe manufacturer Lunge:
- Expansion of capacities with the existing laser system
- Improvement of cutting results
- Facilitate multi-layer cutting
- Cutting data analysis
- Optimisation of cutting data sets for more efficient processing
- Assistance for setting parameters for multi-layer cutting
- Explanation of particularities for multi-layer cutting
- Reference to technical innovations for optimum system use
- Multi-layer cutting is facilitated
- Faster cutting speed with improved results
- Worn parts can be traced and exchanged
- Further employee training on site
- Recommendations for improved software functions and optimization
Over the course of system maintenance, all components were checked and restored to full working order. In addition, an individual training session, with selected focal points, was agreed for the staff on site.
Dear eurolaser team,
We would like to once again express in writing our complete satisfaction with your visit today at our premises. This also includes our sincere thanks for your very competent services including advice and support for numerous improvements to our use of the eurolaser system.
The improvements you initiated have been of immediate practical use and have radically and unexpectedly increased the value and performance of the system. Your services are all the more surprising, as we have had so many dedicated technicians visit us from your offices in the past. The improvements you demonstrated will not just add a few percentage points, but multiply our output. We are now sure that we have a very competitive system with a high level of productivity in our eurolaser, which may lead to an additional new acquisition for scaling our production. This is world-class and brilliant - keep it up!
(Email dated 16 August 2012)
Exceptional product quality is Lunge's trademark. Brothers Ulf and Lars Lunge are now intensively engaged with a new market. The high-quality materials are not only excellent for sports shoes, but are also ideal for the comfortable shoe market. This incorporates all kinds of professions whose employees are on their feet a lot, such as waiters, sales people or doctors.
Word has now spread around the world about the distinctive features of Lunge shoes.