Productivity through capability

Challenge:   An already highly efficient, much improved and well run site, deeply sceptical that there was more opportunity but no less ambitious for it. Applied Acumen bid for and won the assignment in preference to the incumbent consultancy used by group.

CLIENT:  £250M turnover frozen food manufacturer

Client customers:  Major retailers.

What:  Multiple small group initiatives, in every corner of the operation

      • Initial analysis overcame scepticism regarding the opportunity
      • Undertook a detailed capability analysis over and above the usual operational work
      • Built individual and group capability development plans
      • Like every AA job, the client’s own staff presented all the wins, and developed confidence alongside the skills

Result:  An engaged and enthused workforce and management who felt involved, and more capable.

Client quote:  “a fantastic piece of work, thank you”

AA response:  “You are welcome.”

The benefits?

A further incremental increase in already high levels of OEE

A sustained £500k bottom line cost saving, net of cost, gained from a multitude of different areas across the entire factory and every function (i.e. not just from one or two lines in production).

A significant industry award