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Case Studies / Taking the Biscuit

A Manufacturing manager was fed of of waste getting out of hand in the lead up to Christmas. The waste percentage in the first 6 months of the year was typically half of that in the second 6 months.

However, this was a seasonal product, and a lot of agency and new starters came in in the second half of the year. Would it be possible to do anything about the increase in waste, given the Christmas happens every year?

Find out what the team was able to achieve…


“Waste from the biscuit assortment area doubled when demand picked up, costing the company as much as £183k per annum.”

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