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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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Inspiring the people in our business to understand how they can improve and the business can therefore develop, is an important building block in our drive for improving efficiency within our business. Engaging everyone in the business to realise that we can be better and any little improvement drives down to the bottom line. This has been seen both in the way the staff have engaged and enjoyed the experience and the evidence of reduced costs has helped the business to become more efficient. This process never stops but it is the tools that have been developed by LI Europe that has allowed us to deliver this important work at both our potato pack houses.

Fraser Scott, Head of Farming Operations Arable/Potatoes

Firstly, Reckitt Benckiser and LI pulled together to improve efficiency levels and there was a focus on both external and internal resources. Before LI arrived efficiency was not good. Secondly, there was good methodology and training using operators to support its implementation. Thirdly, there was daily and hourly focusing on performance. Since LI left, improvements have been sustained.

Bart Derde, Supply Projects Director (Europe), Reckitt Benckiser