Client Results

40% lift in capacity
Barker’s Fruit Processors

Overview

40% lift in capacity in 4 weeks with no CAPEX

AT A GLANCE
  • Savings $140K per annum in improved labour
    efficiency
  • Increase in production line capacity of 40%
  • Cross functional team building, with the CEO
    working alongside a production operator to
    make improvements.
CAPABILITIES DEPLOYED
  • Cross functional group working as a team on a focused improvement
  • Lean Education
  • Waste Identification
  • Line balance and Short Interval Management
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • GO-LOOK-SEE (GEMBA)

“LMAC supported us creating a step change in our business almost overnight, we created flow and capacity….$140k in annualised savings, 40% lift in capacity, no capex, 4 weeks to implement the solution, a group of happy operators, and a group of engaged, motivated, trained practitioners. Fantastic!”

Justin Riley Former CEO
BARKERS FRUIT PROCESSORS

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Complete the questions below to test your data maturity.

Over the next two years, which three of the 14 key performance indicators do you most want to improve on as a business?

Make a note of these before you carry on reading.

The key 14 performance indicator categories:

Productivity

  • Asset & equipment efficiency
  • Inventory efficiency
  • Materials efficiency
  • Utilities efficiency
  • Workforce efficiency

Flexibility

  • Planning & scheduling effectiveness
  • Production flexibility
  • Workforce flexibility

Speed

  • Time to market
  • Time to delivery

Quality

  • Product quality
  • Process quality
  • Safety
  • Security

Now ask yourself – what is your current performance against these three KPIs? Can you tell me how you performed in the last hour, yesterday or last week?

If you can’t answer this question for all three because you aren’t measuring the data, then the next step is clear. Figure out what data you need to enable you to measure it, and decide how you are going to collect that data.

If you can answer it historically; last week or last month – ask yourself, is this retrospective view sufficient for me to really make improvements?

If you can answer it for all three up to the minute, then it is quite possible that shopfloor intelligence isn’t a number one priority for you. Look out for parts 2 and 3 of this blog series for some more insights into how you can make the data work for you.