Project Objectives:

  • Reduce costs.
  • Increase Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE).
  • Boost capacity in the storage and dispatch area.
  • Embed the improvements.

Activities Carried Out by CMP Solutions:

  • OEE enhancements and productivity improvements in critical areas.
  • Capacity assessment and workflow optimizations.
  • Employee engagement initiatives.
  • Implementation of Performance Management Structures to reduce downtime and productivity losses.
  • Execution of a series of training and coaching activities to make Lean improvements sustainable.
  • Identification of significant further opportunity (financial and otherwise) for the business.

Project Impacts and Benefits:

  • Cost Savings: Achieved €224,000 in annualised cost-savings.
  • Enhanced OEE: OEE improvements (e.g. from 30% to 42%) across various areas without capital expenditure.
  • Increased Capacity: 150% increase in storage/dispatch capacity, leading to business growth opportunities.
  • Improved Decision-Making: Data-driven decision-making and enhanced accountability.
  • Employee Engagement: Increased engagement and continuous improvement culture.
  • Visual Management: Greater use of visual tools and techniques across the business for efficient operations.
  • Lean Expertise: Developed an internal, Lean Team for ongoing improvements.
  • Supported the business in developing and documenting their 3-Year Strategy to include sales and export opportunities.


Through Lean implementation, this business has successfully increased profitability, efficiency, and employee engagement. Our comprehensive approach resulted in significant cost savings, capacity enhancement, and a culture of continuous improvement. The achieved results paved the way for further growth and operational excellence.