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Labour Turnover falls – that’s good right?

Written by Erica Bassford, Head of Aspire at Lauras International. The latest annual labour turnover figures from the Engineering Employer’s Federation (EEF)…

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Why do some improvement initiatives fail?

Written by Nathanial Marshall, Practitioner at Lauras International. Once the spotlight is taken away from an area of focused improvement,…

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Frustrated with inefficient processing?

Written by Erica Bassford, Engagement Leader at Lauras International. Ever had the misfortune of cracking your mobile phone screen? If you have,…

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Sequence

Written by Adrian Oliver, Practitioner at Lauras International At the Manufacturing Management Show recently, Lauras International ran a competition to see…

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Bottlenecks

Written by Nathanial Marshall, Practitioner at Lauras International. As I was reading Erica’s latest blog on Cycle Time Reduction, it…

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Love it or hate it

Written by James Hayward, Practitioner at Lauras International. Tesco and Unilever had a disagreement not so long ago which led,…

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Testimonials

We are pleased with the progress we’re making at the Gweedore site, indeed we’re so pleased that we’re planning to roll out the programme to our other manufacturing sites.

John Donnelly, General Manager, Largo Foods, Ireland

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