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Food Manufacture Awards 2016

21 October 2016

It’s that time of year again when we look forward to the prestigious Food Manufacture Excellence Awards on Wednesday 2nd November at London…

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Line Improvement Workshop – 24th November

11 October 2016

The two day Manufacturing Management Show launches at the end of November, featuring an exhibition, keynote conference and hands on workshops…

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Speaking at Manufacturing Management Conference

01 September 2016

We’re delighted to announce that Jeremy Praud has been invited to speak at Works Management’s inaugural Manufacturing Management Conference on…

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Works Management Interview

05 August 2016

In the run up to the Manufacturing Management Show (23-24th November, Coventry), Works Management interviewed Jeremy Praud – who has been invited to…

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Tesco FFF Lean Workshop

25 July 2016

Earlier this month Adrian, Erica, and Jeremy delivered a Lean Workshop to a group of Young Farmers from around the UK…

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How to Tailor your Lean Audit Framework

07 July 2016

VIDEO: How to customise and sequence your Lean Audit Framework for what matters to Food & Drink Manufacturers, and drive bottom line improvements.

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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

Inspiring the people in our business to understand how they can improve and the business can therefore develop, is an important building block in our drive for improving efficiency within our business. Engaging everyone in the business to realise that we can be better and any little improvement drives down to the bottom line. This has been seen both in the way the staff have engaged and enjoyed the experience and the evidence of reduced costs has helped the business to become more efficient. This process never stops but it is the tools that have been developed by Lauras International that has allowed us to deliver this important work at both our potato pack houses.

Fraser Scott, Head of Farming Operations Arable/Potatoes