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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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FMCG Insights Hub

Best practice presentations and resources
Passionate about driving the manufacturing and maintenance professions forward – we show our commitment by reporting noteworthy news and our involvement in industry events, sharing best practices and case studies, and promoting education and professional development. And we’ve made it easy to access all our latest presentations and downloadable resources via this Hub.

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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

This is the best I’ve seen this line run…I never thought we’d be able to get it up to this speed.

Operator – Bakery

Over the past three months I have been concentrating mainly on changeover reduction, waste reduction and increased throughput. There has also been a challenge to behavioural patterns. All of these efforts have been using the knowledge that you gave me and I am delighted to say that all have been successful, culminating in increased throughput, less waste and an increase in OEE from an average of 78% to around 90%. There has also been a marked improvement with people issues.

Alwin Waterhouse, Improvement Manager, British Bakeries