Name: Robbie Suttle
Department: Purchasing Team
Apprenticeship: NVQ Level 3 in Business Administration
Robbie works within our procurement team at our Midlands Division. He is currently working his way through an NVQ Level 3 in Business Administration as part of his apprenticeship. Alongside his studies Robbie's identified some impressive changes for the panel section of our factory at Rixon Road which would improve efficiency.
Robbie mentioned "As I working in the area it occured to me that there were some improvements that would really help us all. When I mentioned it to my manager I was told, create a plan and put it in place. I've really enjoyed being able to put it into practice and see the results now, it's helped a lot of areas in business."
Always keen to encourage staff with improvements in the business they identify - he was set our with the task to put it in place, the scope of works covered:
- Redesign of the racking and storage to make the cutting process more efficient
- Re-organisation of panels to make fast movers more easily accessible
- Implementing a designated flat white panel storage section and ordering system
- Identifying and creating a new designated area for SBD panels
Luke Hatfield, Group Procurement Director highlights
"Robbie is young, keen and ambitious, he's been with us 18 months and in that time we've seen his confidence, product, operational and business knowledge grow as he thrives in his role. A real team player Robbie has been responsible for these systems and processes which are already making an impact. All of which are improving the bigger picture in our business for manufacturing, stock management and operational efficiencies."