With an Eton System with 40 workstations and 14 buffer zones, the chairmakers at SB Seating have increased the productivity with 25 % in their factory in Nässjö, Sweden. That means a reduction of time from order to delivery from 4 days to 3 days and a total of 12 700 hours saved per year in handling and operations. SB Seating calculated an ROI, return of investment (of the Eton System) in 1,5 years. With the Eton System, chairs are now delivered to each workstation in a pre-set sequence. This has positive effects on management control over processes. And more importantly, increasing quality on all levels of production.
Due to the high improvements in efficiency and saving of space, SB Seating also managed two move production from another factory to the factory in Nässjö. Further improving their production chain.
SB Seating also saw a great improvement in reduced absence from work. Fewer work injuries and work-related pains from monotonous movements were another positive effect.