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JR. Cherry Pitter Case Study

Opportunity: Smaller more versatile cherry pitter that will allow Dunkley to expand their footprint into new industries to diversify our customer base. Solution: Create a miniature version concept of the current cherry pitter that Dunkley is known for. Using the principles of process and product re-engineering we created a concept of the JR. pitter. Not [...]

Cylinder Supplier Case Study

Opportunity: Establish a relationship with a new supplier for cylinders Solution: Due to catastrophic events with past suppliers we have come to a cross roads surrounding our aluminum cylinder availability. The cylinder itself requires an expensive and unique style of casting known as centrifugal casting. This process requires the material to be spun as it [...]

SSP-5000 Cherry Pitter

Dunkley is currently in process of fabricating and assembling a SSP-5000 Cherry pitter. This machine will be the first of its kind. The SSP-5000 is a flexible machine and can be made as a fruit piercer or cherry pitter. Dunkley currently has SSP-5000 Fruit Piercers in the marketplace. This specific machine will be showcased at [...]

Maintenance/Service Work Recognition

Sean Forward is being recognized for excellence in his maintenance and service work by his supervisor Doug Fierke and Nick Hatzinikolis the General manager. During the maintenance and service season Sean excelled at fixing problems on the fly and training the employees of the facilities he was servicing. This recognition is not only coming from [...]

Cylinder Process Mapping Recognition

Dave Wickham was recognized by his supervisor Doug Fierke and Nick Hatzinikolis the General manager for excellence in process mapping. Dave took it upon himself to start mapping the process of a cherry pitter cylinder, this included taking detailed notes outlining the lot number of the cylinder, what job the cylinder was for, what number [...]

Quality Management Case Study

Update: Dunkley International is seeking to attain a ISO 9001 2015 certification in Quality Management Opportunity: Revisit and Revise Dunkley’s Quality Management System Solution: Safety, Quality, Scheduling, and Cost are the top four priorities Dunkley utilizes on a daily basis. Creating a work environment conducive to keeping our employees safe is our first goal, followed by [...]

Eccentric Assembly Case Study

Opportunity: Non-standardized production processes with Eccentric assemblies Solution: Using Lean six sigma teachings we evaluated the opportunity using a cause and effect diagram, attempting to identify the root causes of the non-standardized eccentrics assembly. During our deliberation of root causes it was brought to our attention that a part of the process was removed or [...]

Geneva Wheel Case Study

Opportunity: Lack of consistency in Geneva wheel production Solution: Using Lean six sigma teachings we evaluated the opportunity using a cause and effect diagram, attempting to identify the root causes of the nonconforming Geneva wheels. After deliberating with our engineers and production team we were able to identify six potential root causes of non-conformance. With [...]

Case Study: Dried Cranberries without Slicing

A customer contacted Dunkley International regarding a machine that could be used to “pierce” a hole through both top and bottom of the cranberry, so as to dry the cranberry as a whole piece of fruit versus the typical slicing method with renders only a half piece of fruit after processing.