Delivering real performance improvements in a truly challenging sector

Challenge:  Need to assess Capex proposal and identify optimum factory configuration to   accommodate new volume

CLIENT:  £200M turnover, multi-site pastry products

Client customers:  Major retailers, also some food service and smaller outlets.

What:  Analysis of end to end process capacity including

  • Goods in areas
  • Machine throughputs
  • OEE current and realistic potential
  • Intermediate WIP capacity, including chillers
  • Finished goods areas
  • Distribution options

Result:  Fully modelled throughput, with ability to model various scenarios

Identified considerable performance improvement potential

Validated Capex and further identified possible reductions

Client quote:  “that capacity model would be really useful to plan our operation”

AA response:  “Yes. It would.”

The benefits?

A reduction in the planned capital requirement to accommodate the proposed volume

A clear view on the optimum configuration for operations

Flushed out performance improvement opportunity in the operation