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Case Studies / Re-setting the Standard

High pressure, tight budget, finite line capacity and negative labour variance… Sound familiar?

Find out how this under pressure manufacturing manager made a £330k p.a. turnaround with a 40% speed increase.


“The speed of the machine was set at 65 packs per minute against a costed target of 95. Perception was that biscuits broke more easily at the higher speed.”


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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

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