August 10, 2022

Benefits of Connecting People To Performance Improvement: Food Manufacturing


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Food Manufacturing


The company found itself under increasing pressure to reduce costs whilst providing increasing service performance to their customers


Cross functional operations teams were involved in identifying the issues which were preventing consistent improvement / performance . They created an end to end Value Stream Map.

The business performance management system was implemented consisting of weekly, Daily and hourly performance review meetings

On the job coaching around Structured problem solving was introduced at all levels and drove performance

Cross functional teams learnt about OPEX disciplines by means of A3 learning.

Rapid improvement events were used to accelerate improvement.

The Benefits


Group engagement survey score improved by 18%

Front line leaders were coached to manage production effectively and lead their teams to bring about improvement

Leaders at all levels promote C.I. focusing on the WHY whilst enabling the teams to focus on the WHAT and HOW

Operational Performance in the first year

Material waste reduced by £650k pa

Labor Efficiency improved by 20 k per week ( £1m pa)

Cost avoidance at a major product launch

Ways of working / systems of work

All departmental KPIs were aligned to improving business performance

Performance reviewed regularly at Team, departmental and site level

Support departments aligned to improve quality and NPI

Cross functional teams worked together to improve planning processes

Teams engaged around problem solving to improve their performance.


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