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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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Things are getting done since the workshop started


It must be said that the concept of change management which LI were asked to bring in was a very big ‘ask’. Their work on the floor was very beneficial to change management. LI try to problem solve by using the workforce. This has to be done tactfully. They achieved it. They had the respect of the people on the floor and the management which is a major credit.

Peter Barnett, CFO, KR Castlemaine