Productivity Assessment Program
Panels.ca, a new company to Welland, is a manufacturer of engineered walls and floor panels for the low-rise and mid-rise residential construction sector. From floor to rooftop, Panels.ca provides the solutions to help residential builders with high quality, cost-effective prefabricated components. Over the past several months, the company has experienced significant challenges related to talent acquisition and retention, along with general manufacturing practices.
The productivity team from the Walker Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre was able to visit the facility and identify key areas for improvement that stemmed from a lack of standardization. Recommendations included improving metrics related to safety, people, quality, responsiveness, and cost; facility layout changes; and implementation of task instruction sheets. A further focus on production safety and team meetings will aim to decrease turnover and improve overall organization.