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Case Studies / Cracking Results – De-bottlenecking: Reaching Targets

This manager knew problem kit was causing line speed issues, but the overtime bills needed to meet the plan were impacting the labour variances, and affecting margins and profits.

Having lots of SKU’s didn’t help, and although they thought they’d cracked a flour bridging issue recently, it hadn’t seemed to make much difference.

Was there any way to hit the required output without killing it with overtime?


“Problem kit was causing line speed issues and overtime bills to meet demand were affecting labour variances – impacting profit margins.”

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Before LI came we were a family run company and things had been done the same way for a hundred years. There was a lot of apprehension but the LI team had such a great way with people they won us over. People took to them. LI were great for our company and the systems they introduced are still in place.

Lesley Kercheval, Production Manager, KR Castlemaine

We’ve had the best of our best, which are better than most, working on this for years and they have not achieved these results. This has clearly been a significant breakthrough. The results show this.

Senior Supply Chain VP from International Beverage Business