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Improvement Toolkit

Matching the tools to the losses
When choosing the right tools to make improvement, look closely at what the best businesses use. The key is to match the tools to the losses:

–  If efficiency = 70%, why worry about 6 Sigma?
–  Have you matched Speed v Potential
–  What are the causes of Availability loss? High frequency low impact requires a different approach to low frequency high impact losses.

A simple manufacturing improvement toolkit focused on the right problems with the right people will make a difference.

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Knowledge Base

Know your Lean from your Six Sigma?
Manufacturing improvement requires 3 things – inclination, time and ability. Beware of Magic Bullets, new tools where old ones did not work, and competing dogma (Lean v TPM v 6 Sigma) – the tools are often common, just termed differently.

Check out our Knowledge Base for a definition of Lean and Six Sigma, and ways to avoid 5 Classic Efficiency mistakes.

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Rapid Improvement Blog

Hints and tips from the team
All our Specialists have vast experience of improving businesses from within, and so we have set up a manufacturing improvement blog so that they can share their expertise and experiences with you directly.

Our Rapid Improvement blog also gives you a chance to get to know the team a little better.

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Rapid Lean, Aspire, Reliable Maintenance Videos

Quick guides to Manufacturing Improvement
Earlier this year a client kindly agreed to us shooting these videos when we were on site helping with the company’s manufacturing improvement programme. They provide some insight into the core services we deliver – Rapid Lean, Aspire, and Reliable Maintenance.

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Testimonials

It’s been running so well, we could do a crossword!

Operator

Before LI came we were facing the looming recession as a premium supplier with huge pressures on our margins from the trade. By improving our efficiencies we have been able to maintain our bottom line over the current ‘crisis’. I would recommend LI Europe to any Food or Pharma business that wants to achieve rapid and sustainable productivity improvement.

Andrew Shaw, Supply Chain Director, Seven Seas