How can cutting edge companies conquer the thorny issue of Tool Control? Read on to see how AMS managed to do it.
Advanced Medical Solutions are a leading developer and manufacturer of advanced wound care dressing technologies for management of chronic and acute wounds.
Headquartered in the UK AMS have locations throughout Europe.
The nature of the products AMS manufacture means that maintaining a clean environment is critical.
When working in the clean room everything has to be latex and animal derived product free.
This can prove extremely challenging for the engineering team.
Tools that are loose in the roll cab can attract dirt and other foreign objects that are detrimental to a clean environment.
One other problem faced was the need to conduct internal audits weekly and a regulatory customer audits.
These audits covered engineering as a whole so the need for tool control was vital.
AMS needed to remove the risk of a non conformance as both their customer standard and own internal policy required excellent tool control.
Advanced Medical Solutions turned to Shadow foam to solve their tool control problem.
Each AMS roll cab was fitted out with Shadow foam allowing the company to;
- Easily Audit their tools.
- Maintain a clean working environment.
- Avoid any customer and company non conformance issues.
Dave Ridgeway AMS Lead engineer had this to say.
“Our Tool Chest looks great with all the new Shadow Foam liners.
The foam stands up to daily use, but was very easy to cut and the cutting kit had everything we needed.
Having all our tools organised now makes it so much quicker to complete our daily checks.
It was worth spending the time cutting the liners as it now takes seconds to do a quick audit.”