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Resource Planning

The primary function of a business is to exchange goods and services for money in order to generate profit.

Within this process, the two main cost areas stem from both raw materials and labour. Through price negotiations, a business can reduce raw material costs (along with overheads) where possible, but since every employee represents a substantial amount of money, labour also needs to be minimised if overall costs are to be minimised.

So, how many people should you employ? And with what skills? The following case study demonstrates how applying Lean can answer these questions.

The Challenge

Within any business there are two main sources of cost, raw materials and labour. How many people should you employ? And with what skills? Establish the TAKT Time, determine the cycle time and answer these questions.

The Results

  • New Policy written and deployed
  • Team increased from 6 staff to 20; including 5 new leadership roles, provides career development opportunities.
  • Business model to flow ‘volume’ or ‘value’ created.
70% Productivity increase

By working alongside Chris I have benefitted from his wide knowledge, experience and professionalism. He helped us to define refurbishment policy, deliver lean training and implement lean working practices (The HSS Way). This has been achieved while still maintaining “Business as Usual”.

Refurbishment Centre Manager


Resource Planning

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