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Improved service levels and cost savings in waste and energy.

Labour productivity

AIM listed specialty baker with revenues £180m, some 2,800 employees and a strong track-record of profitable growth.

Key Deliverable: A sustained 17% reduction in labour cost against a target of 15% leading to increased manufacturing capacity, improved service levels and cost savings in waste and energy.

Results:

  • Reduction of 17% in labour cost, virtually eliminating overtime and temporary labour
  • Increase in capacity of >30% without need for capex by reducing in-processes lost time and improving organisation
  • Development of consistent working practices, replacement of legacy practices
  • Complete re-design of planning and scheduling process, enabling >95% compliance
  • Programme to implement scorecard, train management in its use and drive though additional gains in such areas as material wastage and rework
The Bridge, labour productivity image

Chairman’s statement taken from annual report:
“Operationally, we are more efficient and productive… the programme has eased workflows through the factory and has enabled the management and production team to cater for increased volume.”


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