Shingo Discover workshop at one of the busiest food label plants in the world


Our February Shingo Discover workshop will be held at one of the busiest food label producing plants in the world.

With over 60 manufacturing locations and more than 10,000 dedicated employees, Coveris is a global leader in the manufacturing of packaging and engineered coatings for a variety of consumer and industrial end-use markets.

Their plant in Spalding in Lincolnshire produces linerless labels which are mainly used for fresh meat and chilled food packaging for big names like Sainsbury’s, Marks & Spencer and Waitrose.

A staff of 76 and eight sophisticated machines produced 76 million linear metres of labels in 2017, and the future is shaping up to be even busier.

David Smith, Supply Chain Excellence Director for Coveris’ Paper Division is looking forward to sharing the story of their lean journey with Shingo Delegates.

He said: “We welcome visitors so we can not only share the transformation to our sites and culture but the ongoing journey as we strive for operational excellence.

“In 2014 several companies merged together to create Coveris and we started our Coveris Performance System (CPS) experience.

“A Shingo Awards ceremony inspired us to be a world-class lean manufacturer and we began applying Shingo principles, holding Kaizen events and recruiting CPS specialists to lead our change.

“The implementation of CPS wasn’t just about theoretic principles, it was about making a practical, impactful change to the way we approach our work, operate and engage as a team.

“We empower each other as a team by ongoing review around key SQDCCE metrics: Service, Quality, Delivery, Cash, Cost and Employees.

“We know on a day-to-day basis exactly where we are and where we need to be. The Coveris Performance System has been a change for all of us, and we know what such a culture change isn’t always easy. However, it has been an exciting journey of improvement that continues.”

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