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December 4, 2020 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.

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The CFS team tackled a difficult mattress project.

The healthcare sector benefits highly from the skills of Custom Foam Systems Ltd. (CFS) – including the manufacture of mattress foam. A key benefit of hiring the company is the value it places on fast service and delivery. However urgent the project may be, the CFS team is up to the challenge.

For example, an American healthcare facility needed a mattress core replaced within 72 hours, for a patient’s safety and well-being. For top results, the hospital picked CFS.

No compromise on quality

Due to spatial constraints, the facility could not stock the product. So CFS had to deliver a custom mattress foam core with cover to the customer directly within three days at an affordable price. Ground transportation would be insufficient for this need.

CFS’ only realistic solution was to develop a “level one” packaging specification for courier shipment. This would involve making a mattress core with a maximum height and circumference of 109 inches, with no compromise on quality or comfort. Production had to be completed in one days, as it would take two for the package to reach the hospital.

With its extensive material and engineering expertise, CFS developed a repeatable, safe technique for simultaneously compressing, rolling, and polybagging the mattress while maintaining product integrity and intact packaging. The team created a new “compression-rolling” machine to meet the exact specifications. To meet the short deadline, a reliable, predictable process was required. CFS collaborated with a major international courier company to set up a small terminal with a specialized portal link that would streamline the communications and shipping process for the logistics team.

For this solution, CFS had to have stock ready for shipping consistently. This was achieved by implementing a Kanban replenishment process to manage inventory of the six different mattress foam cores it had created for the program. The CFS crew met the customer’s requirements by shipping 6,000 mattresses via this process, averaging 125 a week.

With this advanced solution, the healthcare company secured new contracts, grew its business, and boosted its reputation as a reliable, innovative provider, thanks to CFS.

To learn more, contact CFS.


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Posted by Custom Foam Systems Ltd.


The healthcare sector benefits highly from the skills of Custom Foam Systems Ltd. (CFS) – including the manufacture of m... Read more

Contact supplier