Ambassador: Ireland

Publication date: May 2020 | Theme: Precision production

Challenges: Reducing costs

Challenge: to improve farm work efficiency, Innovation: A 5S lean programme was developed for the maintenance, mineral storage, medicine storage & weaner mixing room areas, How: mapping of areas, training of staff, implemented programme, monitored progress (checklists & audits) and addressed areas for improvement. A control chart is used and is numbered and colour coded, with scores up to 6 being red (signifying substantial action needed, 7-8 amber (minor corrections needed) and 9-10 (acceptable).

Fully implemented 5S saved over 30 minutes per day per person from having an organised workplace. Waste and poor processes will continue to be exposed in the future rollout of 5S, which will hopefully generate further savings of €10,000 to €20,000 per year.

Further information will be available on this page in the near future.  In the meantime, to access more details, contact RPIG (Ireland): Ciaran Carroll