Ian Jordan, head of total productive management at the factory, shared the firm's vision for growth and improved efficiency during a recent visit organised by lean manufacturing consultancy MCP. Key to the firm's plan is its operator asset care (OAC) programme.In this exclusive podcast, Jordan tells Rod Addy about important areas of OAC at the factory, which makes brands such as Bulmers Original, Woodpecker and Strongbow.
£500,000 has been injected into its training budget. The plant's kegging area has been used as a pilot zone for implementing the beefed up OAC tutoring and this had yielded promising results, said Jordan. "It's actually now the best performing keg line in Heineken UK, which is a great success for the operators that work there."
Operational performance indicators on the line were much improved and the latest annual staff survey showed operator engagement and involvement have increased dramatically on previous years.
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