Client Results

Processing Improvements
Sanford Limited


Salmon Cold Chain & Processing Improvements

  • Clear vision for the future
  • Processing yield and throughput improvements of $590,000 per annum
  • Full salmon cold chain value stream review leading to additional cost savings of $271,000 per annum
  • 50% reduction in 2nd grade product – maximising production of premium grade fillets
  • Programme management framework
  • Tiered KPI design and deployment
  • Short interval management
  • Daily operations reviews
  • Problem to root cause countermeasure
  • Full cold chain, value stream review (farm to dispatch)
  • FIFO in practice
  • VA / NVA analysis
  • Standardised work
  • Continuous improvement idea generation and progression

“From the moment they arrived on site, the LMAC team built strong working relationships with our people. They have coached and guided us through the tools, techniques and behaviours that sit behind operating a world class production facility.

Working with LMAC is proving to be a very exciting process that has pulled the management teams of our two processing plants together to support a more cohesive approach to business. It is also drawing all of our people out of their comfort zones to give them more confidence to challenge themselves and their processes.

We are really starting to feel a tangible culture for Continuous Improvement developing and becoming embedded across our sites, driven by the challenging but collaborative approach of the LMAC team. This true engagement with our people is one of the key reasons that the real business gains are being released so quickly”

Tommy Foggo Branch Manager

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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.