Brammer on a roll for Allied Bakeries
Specialist stock profiling from Brammer is set to deliver cost savings for Allied Bakeries. Operating nine manufacturing sites across the UK, Allied Bakeries is one of the country’s foremost milling and baking companies, responsible for the Kingsmill, Allinson, Burgen and Sunblest bread brands. As part of a project looking at its stores functions nationwide, Allied Bakeries asked Brammer to review operations at its Stockport bakery.
Looking at data for thousands of stock items, Brammer found that the stores operation was not fully optimised in terms of usage requirements or the product availability of suppliers. This led to Allied Bakeries commissioning a full inventory profile project using Brammer’s Momas stock profiling system.
Andy Hickin, continuous improvement manager at Brammer explained: “Following our initial investigation of the engineering stores inventory at Allied Bakeries’ Stockport site, we identified an opportunity to optimise the facility to the usage requirements of the business and the product availability of the supplier roster. Using our unique Momas system, we were able to categorise the inventory in terms of movement and usage frequency and create a new stock profile for fast-moving items. This led to the creation of a stock availability and demand pattern model which was rolled out to Allied Bakeries sites nationwide.”
Tom Goodwin, sourcing manager for Allied Bakeries, commented: “Our project with Brammer is set to reduce the working capital of our engineering inventory. The creation of a stock profiling model through Brammer’s Momas system has also removed the requirement for time consuming data entry at a local level, and efficiency improvements have been made as we are never without vital components enabling increased uptime.”
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