Every day, this wholesale bakery had to completely shut down production to properly clean and sanitize the facility. That cleaning time was a lot of lost dough. The bakery knew if they could get some of that time back, they could make even more doughnuts. They could also improve their standard operating procedures (SOPs), increase morale and reduce turnover.
We used our LEAN approach to solve their challenges and discovered several types of waste interfering with cleaning productivity.
The result of Veritiv’s LEAN report and the changes made by the bakery led to the same high cleaning standards they had before, but cut cleaning time by three hours every day. That was three additional hours our customer could spend making doughnuts.
Since working with our team, the bakery has boosted their bottom line and brand, with results including:
They are now working with Veritiv at their other locations to expand their production time and revenue.