Companies involved in FMCG industries are constantly under pressure either to reduce production costs, improve quality, increase complexity, or to produce more goods in the same timescales. Businesses can often grow, without developing the internal processes to optimise business performance. If the customer delivery schedule has been achieved, staff are often happy - but at what "hidden" cost has this been achieved? Have the staff been developed to perform the leadership behaviours required to firstly identify and then react appropriately to abnormalities when they occur?
Effective deployment of Lean methodologys can drive improvements to have fewer errors, which translates into eliminating waste/scrap, and therefore more efficient processes for the product, giving improved financial performance.
By developing transparency in all part of the business, this allows the focus on the right areas to optimise the current processes, both Direct and In-direct to the shopfloor. To create sustainable process improvements, the organisational ability to implement root cause countermeasures would need to be developed.
Transfering this knowledge and capability to employees would aid the long term developement of the business in creating trigger points for the investment decison making and timing.