BUSINESS GROWTH

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Case Study – Food Packaging

Business Growth:- Below is an illustration of how production, productivity and profit can be increased without increasing manning levels…

Many companies, in order to improve production will put more people on a line, however if a “Time and Motion” Study was applied then higher production and productivity could be achieved – without increasing manning costs…

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PACKING CREAM CAKES:

  • Production lines are running 40hrs/wk – 52 wks/yr… 
  • The company running 3 production lines
  • People per line = 12. ( total 36 people )
  • Lines producing around 1260 per hour ( total 3780 )
  • Operators appear to be working around 70% efficiency

Also with the way the line is run much of the product ends up on the floor.

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ALTERNATIVE THINKING:

  • Apply a Time and Motion Study
  • Apply Flow-Line-Balancing Takt Times
  • Lets now operate and run 4 production lines
  • People per line = 8 + runner = 9 ( total 36 )
  • Operators now working at 100%
  • Lines now producing 1800 / hour ( total 7200 )

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LEAN PRINCIPLES USED:

  • Time and Motion Study using deci-minute stop-watch
  • Takt Time / Cycle Time cementing the new improvements
  • Standard Work Procedures cementing “Best Practice Methods”

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Sales Generated from doing a Time and Motion Study = circa £2.5M

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