Meet the Silver Award Winners – Plexus Corp (UK) Ltd – Kelso

Since 1979, Plexus has been partnering with companies to create the products that build a better world. They are a team of over 25,000 providing global Design and Development, Supply Chain Solutions, New Product Introduction, Manufacturing and Sustaining Services. Plexus is an industry leader that specialises in serving customers with complex products used in demanding regulatory environments, transforming their concepts into branded products and delivering them to the market.

Plexus were awarded Silver status in May 2023.

Alan Buchanan, General Manager for Plexus UK said, “Our continuous improvement philosophy allows us to proactively expose problems and find ways to fix them. Our innovative and flexible approach ensures we continue to deliver customer value and spark positive change. Achieving SC21 Silver status is another significant milestone for Plexus in the UK. It will support our ability to deliver for our customers.”

Douglas Turnbull, Continuous Improvement Leader Snr. added, “At Plexus, we’re proud of what we deliver in terms of operational excellence. SC21 allows us to share our experiences and continuously learn with like-minded collaborators.”

They have experienced the following benefits since implementation of SC21:

  • Leaner production
  • Leaner processes
  • Reduced set-up time
  • Waste reduction
  • Workforce involvement / motivation
  • Improved workforce skills
  • Improved use of internal business information
  • Improved customer / supplier relationships
  • Improved quality performance over the past 12 months
  • Improved delivery performance over the past 12 months