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T-Card Direct system's simplicity TOTAL success

17 June 2010

Application versatility of T Cards Direct display boards was a hit with visitors to this year’s TOTAL exhibition, according to sales manager Philip Heine "We had double the number of people on our stand compared to last year"

At TOTAL the company featured four standard board configurations – Maintenance, Health & Safety, Continuous Improvement and its last compact version, the KANBAN boards.

Kerry Food's Denis Tracey and his colleague (pictured) were impressed with the simplicity of the systems. They particularly liked the fact that they fill the void that's left with most computer based systems, "I like it because it streamlines managing tasks giving me the opportunity to be more efficient," says Denis.

Whether a standard format or bespoke design the principle of every T Cards system is that different coloured cards, plain or printed, numbered or perforated, even carbonate are placed in the slots. As each action is completed the cards are manually moved across, up or down the board to show current status. This simple yet effective system provides an ‘at-a-glance’ overview of status.

"Most clients are looking for ways of making efficiencies in this economic climate and T Cards represent the best value for money solution,” says Philip. Everyone we spoke to acknowledged the need for improved communication between departments. Having to trail through paperwork or having to log on and go through various screens to get to vital information is seen as a hindrance. All that is required is a simple system to keep things efficient and moving in the right direction."

With computer based systems becoming more affordable and user friendly one might expect T Cards to be in decline. Philip Heine would disagree. “T Cards Direct exports all over the world, although the majority of our prime customers are based in the UK, more than 5,000 organisations including blue-chip names such as – HJ Heinz, Coca-Cola, GKN Driveline, Warburtons, Tarmac etc. Last year was our busiest year.”

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