By Manager Engineering Jasper Feijtel
In our previous newsletter we wrote about streamlining our engineering department. This article is an extension of the 'Craftsmanship by Unity’ programme, but more focused on our own activities. As we are one of the top interior builders of the world, we strive to continuously improve and streamline our processes in this demanding market.
By continuously improving and implementing streamline ideas, our workforce will grow accordingly. We would like to highlight a few of these improvements for our engineering department in this article.
With our increasing orders and growing demand for Super yachts we are always looking for new key-partners and we like to keep the ones where we have built a good relationship with over the years close. By using the specialism of our Co-Partners, we can realise interiors you previously could only dream about. With the new improvements we keep our partners close and include them right away at the start of a new project. Including our partners from the start we set expectations to sail the same course. Next to that we communicate clearly so we can detect hiccups as soon as possible and act accordingly.
Last year we formed a dedicated team for starting up 3D-Engineering using Top-Solid Wood. They have gone through multiple training programmes and are now ready to start using Top-Solid Wood for our engineering. We started using these new techniques for a small part of our new projects, which are now tuning out very positive. Next to 3D-Engineering we automated some of our repetition work to minimalize errors. This resulted in a faster transition between engineering and purchasing.
We gave our skilled craftsman the task to now get involved with calculating the hours needed to draw a new interior. This is essential to make and sell the most time and cost-efficient orders.
By timely and good coordination with the others, we will be able to deliver a better product, so that everyone can work faster and get more enjoyment out of there day to day job. At Struik & Hamerslag we create top quality interiors on time and to specification.