Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) - Moorbrook

Company background

Moorbrook Textiles produce woven textile products in two weaving mills in Peebles and Ayr. The company is wholly owned by Lindéngruppen AB and has three divisions.

The project is focused on Peebles site for Robert Noble and Replin divisions.

Moorbrook Textiles logo

Robert Noble supplies some of the world’s leading clothing brands with apparel fabric. Replin Fabrics develop technical fabric which are used as seating covers and side-wall fabric on aircraft and in the rail sector in various parts of the world.

The variety of products and colour offered make the product highly customisable, therefore the production strategy varies between make to stock and predominantly make to order.

Project aim

The project aim is to create a world-class lean and adaptive textiles business through supply chain optimisation, embedding a continuous improvement and innovation culture and utilising advanced data analysis and measure solutions.

It will also improve efficiency, performance and therefore profitability while ensuring delivery of the strategic business plan.

Benefits to company

These include:

  • the business has invested in improving capabilities customer OTIF and Supplier OTIF have both improved
  • the project has helped to build more robust processes and capability
  • implementation of a system to detect possible issues with a delivery earlier
  • redesign of inventory management system leading to more efficient practice

Benefits to associate

These include:

  • as part of my training budget I am now a PRINCE 2 and SCOR certified practitioner
  • I recently participated in the Understanding Group and Leadership Week in Sweden
  • I am more critical, my analysis skills have improved. I got fantastic training opportunities and greater technical knowledge
  • I learned a lot about group interactions and people management and am part of the KTP network committee which helped me to meet other KTP associates