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FMCG Manufacturing

Overview

We were asked by a client to conduct an initial review of sustainable improvement for this FMCG manufacturing site and implement relevant processes to drive improvements in cost and sustainability. The initial audit clearly indicated a willingness to embark on a program but a lack of sustainability at all levels:

While implementing aggressive cost reductions, parallel processes were embedded in the organization to ensure key issues around sustainability were resolved:

The impact of the productivity strategy was clear. A 28% reduction in controllable costs in just under 18 months:

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Testimonials

Firstly, Reckitt Benckiser and Lauras pulled together to improve efficiency levels and there was a focus on both external and internal resources. Before Lauras arrived efficiency was not good. Secondly, there was good methodology and training using operators to support its implementation. Thirdly, there was daily and hourly focusing on performance. Since Lauras left, improvements have been sustained.

Bart Derde, Supply Projects Director (Europe), Reckitt Benckiser

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