4 July 2023


  • Family business in production and delivery of vegetables and fruit
  • Active in retail, food services, wholesale and catering
  • Worldwide network of growers and suppliers
  • Several production locations in the Netherlands and Germany


Inefficient processes and meetings with consequently high factory labor costs


  • Analysis of current production figures (OEE) to find biggest losses
  • Analysis of waste in production and logistics processes through gemba walks and interviews
  • Analysis of current production meetings, production planning and labor planning
  • Mapping potential improvements
  • Determining and implemention of Quick Wins


  • Removal of unnecessary flexible factory employees
  • Implementation of labor standards and follow-up via meeting structure
  • Agreed production line capacities among different departments
  • More efficient planning through optimalisation of production planning
  • Realised direct labor reduction

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