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Camvac

Market Sector

Food Packaging

Scope

Operations, procurement and distribution

Profile

Camvac is one of the world’s largest single site metalisation, in-vacuum coating and lamination operations. Camvac operates in the Liquid Packaging, Fresh Food, Processed Food, Industrial and Conversion markets. With the founders having invented the Vacuum Metalisation process, they continue to be at the forefront of this technology.

Situation

Camvac’s delivery performance was already at a good level (around 90% on average), however clients’ ever-increasing demands for improved service had put a strain on the levels of capital employed in holding stock. The organisation wanted to reduce the finished goods and semi-finished goods stock holding by 75 tonnes, equivalent to releasing £300,000 of cash. In addition Camvac’s General Manager had set the company the challenge of improving their due date performance to 95%.

Results
  • Finished goods and semi-finished goods stock reduced from 700 tonnes to 446 tonnes
  • Raw materials reduction of 162 tonnes
  • Cash released £1,016,000
  • Delivery performance increased from 89% to 97%

Lemac

Market Sector

Electric Motors

Scope

Operations

Profile

For half a century, Lemac have been manufacturing AC and DC electric motors, supplying solutions in an enormous array of applications. At work in almost all aspects of life, Lemac motors are essential to powering products throughout the world, all with the common elements of reliability and performance. Vital to industrial, commercial and residential applications, Lemac are driven by the ability to be flexible, adaptable and precise; making Lemac the first choice for motor solutions.

Situation

Lemac manufacture and supply a range of AC/DC motors and stairlifts to the world market, and has built a reputation of quality and reliability. However, as the competition becomes fiercer Lemac must protect and improve their market position by securing better lead-times on make to order product, excellent availability on stocked components, lower levels of WIP and improving due date performance. Sustaining these business KPIs during a forecasted period of significant growth is vital to ensure effective capitalisation on a significant market opportunity.

Results
  • Increased motor business throughput by 35%
  • Reduced WIP by 50% across the site
  • Reduced the motor business lead-time from 16 weeks to an average of 8 weeks