Bassett’s innovative work cells eliminate ‘batch’ from the vocabulary — and the plant

To facilitate the 30-day customer delivery promise nation-wide, Bassett manufacturing must produce each custom order in five to seven days from receipt of manufacturing order to ship-ping. To turn the vision of customer-driven manufacturing into a reality, executive vice president of operations Keith Sanders and the upholstery team thought out-side-the-box to implement processes and systems that had not yet been widely adopted in the furniture industry. Key among these practices is the transformation from traditional production lines to cellular manufacturing.

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