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Making Productivity Result from Lean Programmes

Wishing to reduce manufacturing cost in your factory? Need more capacity?

Or just concerned about how to engage your workforce in improvement?

Visit us at the Lean, Productivity and Continuous Improvement Summit 7th November at Ricoh Arena, Coventry

Jeremy Praud, Head of UK and Europe will be speaking on;

Making Productivity Result from Lean Programmes

Both UK Manufacturing Output and Value increased steadily from 1945 to 2007, but in the last 10 years have stalled.  Many Food & Drink manufacturers have embarked on Lean programmes, and M&S have even introduced Lean audits across their suppliers, but why are these improvement programmes not having the impact on productivity that might have been expected?  Jeremy Praud explores what makes Food & Drink Manufacturing different to Automotive, where the opportunity for productivity improvements can be found, and looks at the steps being taken by leading FMCG businesses to optimise the rate of results, and ensure they hit the bottom line.

Prefer a more hands on approach? Why not join Erica Bassford, Head of Aspire, for her workshop;

Prioritising Line Improvement – and making it stick

When it comes to implementing Manufacturing Improvement programmes, it is vital that managers are equipped with the skills to successfully manage and motivate their teams to drive and sustain improvement activity. In this practical workshop, complete with hands on ‘learning by doing’, we will be showing delegates how to engage shop floor personnel to apply new improvement techniques in the workplace.

Or if you are happy to have a chat come along to our stand O10 where one of our team will be pleased to discuss your specific challenges.

Please use this  link for a free entry pass to the Summit




The course has helped me to understand that there are lots of different types of people but you need a good mix to be an effective team and to get the best results.

Front Line Manager on Aspire Programme

Before Lauras came we were facing the looming recession as a premium supplier with huge pressures on our margins from the trade. By improving our efficiencies we have been able to maintain our bottom line over the current ‘crisis’. I would recommend Lauras International to any Food or Pharma business that wants to achieve rapid and sustainable productivity improvement.

Andrew Shaw, Supply Chain Director, Seven Seas