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De-Bottlenecking Method

To maximise the impact of improvement, it is necessary to understand how processes interact with each other.  If not, time and money may be spent only to find out that the wrong thing was being worked on. 

The de-bottlenecking method is used to train participants in the concepts of bottlenecks, constraint theory, line improvement tactics, and the best order in which to apply them for maximum impact.

Operators are taught how to capacity profile the lines, and the relative merits of speed, availability, and accumulation are discussed, and the appropriate tactics for the site developed.




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

The course has helped me to understand that there are lots of different types of people but you need a good mix to be an effective team and to get the best results.

Front Line Manager on Aspire Programme