Client Results

Improved labour utilisation
Pamu New Zealand


Data driven decisions improve labour utilisation

  • Improved Planning of farm activities
  • Short & longer term activity planning visually displayed and discussed
  • Greater labour utilisation
  • Key farm metrics monitored daily / weekly / monthly
  • Issues proactively raised and dealt with by all farm staff
  • Pride in farm made visual and all standards understood
  • Visual Planning boards for tasks with accountabilities and follow up adherence tracking weekly
  • Process driven labour utilisation to ensure tasks required can be completed with the available capacity
  • Effective Operations Meeting deployed using Concern, Cause, Countermeasure philosophy
  • Formal process for planning to aid all staff managers
  • Continuous improvement culture developed & thriving by using data to drive decisions

“LMAC have been instrumental in supporting the introduction of visual planning tools and follow up coaching to help us make improvements. Challenging our current thinking on how to plan our tasks better and ensuring all our staff are involved in how the farm operates and improves”

Sam Bunny Farm Business Manager, Rangitaiki Station, Taupo

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Complete the questions below to test your data maturity.

Over the next two years, which three of the 14 key performance indicators do you most want to improve on as a business?

Make a note of these before you carry on reading.

The key 14 performance indicator categories:


  • Asset & equipment efficiency
  • Inventory efficiency
  • Materials efficiency
  • Utilities efficiency
  • Workforce efficiency


  • Planning & scheduling effectiveness
  • Production flexibility
  • Workforce flexibility


  • Time to market
  • Time to delivery


  • Product quality
  • Process quality
  • Safety
  • Security

Now ask yourself – what is your current performance against these three KPIs? Can you tell me how you performed in the last hour, yesterday or last week?

If you can’t answer this question for all three because you aren’t measuring the data, then the next step is clear. Figure out what data you need to enable you to measure it, and decide how you are going to collect that data.

If you can answer it historically; last week or last month – ask yourself, is this retrospective view sufficient for me to really make improvements?

If you can answer it for all three up to the minute, then it is quite possible that shopfloor intelligence isn’t a number one priority for you. Look out for parts 2 and 3 of this blog series for some more insights into how you can make the data work for you.