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This business was doing well, and had opened a new factory to consolidate production into one location. Unfortunately, the factory manager was having to deal with teething problems all over the place, and output was far short of demand.

Pressure was mounting up to fix things quick, but it just wasn’t changing fast enough. Find out about the factory which was able to not only meet orders, but put itself on the path to Manufacturing Excellence too.


“Over six weeks, the results improved by 33%, from the production of 60 doors per day to an average of 80 doors per day. Customer demand was now being met, which was worth over £1m per year in revenue.”


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Over the past three months I have been concentrating mainly on changeover reduction, waste reduction and increased throughput. There has also been a challenge to behavioural patterns. All of these efforts have been using the knowledge that you gave me and I am delighted to say that all have been successful, culminating in increased throughput, less waste and an increase in OEE from an average of 78% to around 90%. There has also been a marked improvement with people issues.

Alwin Waterhouse, Improvement Manager, British Bakeries

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