Herringbone Kitchens – KPS Case Study

“Mark has without a doubt helped us grow our business, he always makes us think of better and more efficient ways of doing things and better our company. His time has been priceless.”
- William Durant, Managing Director

Client Objectives

Establish a profitable alternative to existing subcontractors
Deliver project on time to budget within 6 months
Reduce cycle time, optimise production processes and increase productivity.

How did you help Herringbone Kitchens?

Herringbone is run by a husband and wife team who have had tremendous success selling their high-end kitchens from their Canterbury showroom.

They had been having some significant supply chain challenges and some customers were starting to be let down due to quality and supply issues.

Herringbone took the decision to invest in manufacturing premises on the outskirts of Canterbury. We helped with the project planning and workshop layout. This started with a transformation mapping exercise where all the required actions were identified and project plans prepared.

A team value stream mapping session followed which informed the layout and design of the new factory.

During this time the whole team were involved in Lean awareness and High-performance team training.

Results Achieved

By May 2019 the business had moved into their new manufacturing facility having recruited many new staff.
Order intake increased by 22% and the factory started producing three kitchen a week with plans to increase further and take on more staff.
Production scheduling, daily production meetings and Quality control measures established.
A ‘one team’ ethos with production operatives, installation team and the office-based administration staff working well together.

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