CASE STUDY: Fonterra Brands
“With Intent's involvement we’ve increased our performance through the identification of bottlenecks. Their support and passion along with strong facilitation skills has helped improve staff ownership and morale.”
G. Preston, Operational Excellence Lead, Fonterra Eltham
Each year FBNZ produces 1,300 tonnes of specialty cheese and snack products. So when the packing line for a new product at Fonterra’s Eltham site in Taranaki was experiencing significant periods of downtime, their production figures began to suffer.
THE SOLUTION: Targeted and Structured Improvement
In just four months, Intent Group helped increase line efficiency by 33%, by identifying and addressing recurring issues with staff, equipment and suppliers. These problem areas had been detected by observing and analysing current practices to identify the inefficiencies.
Best practice manufacturing methods were introduced:
Visual daily management systems
Problem solving tools
Intent's coaching and support helped motivate the front line to focus on continuous improvement. FBNZ saw a huge turnaround in the number of problems being solved, confirming the importance of following a structured process to finding and addressing the root cause.