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Rosyth cham­pi­ons

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MA­RINE Har­vest Scot­land’s pro­cess­ing plant in Rosyth has seen a ‘huge lift’ in pro­duc­tiv­ity and per­for­mance, ac­cord­ing to the com­pany’s Novem­ber news­let­ter.

‘It’s been all go at Rosyth. Sup­ply­ing to Sains­bury’s, Aldi and Lidl, as well as the French mar­ket fol­low­ing a fire at the Krit­sen fac­tory, Rosyth has seen a huge lift in pro­duc­tiv­ity and per­for­mance,’ wrote Rosyth op­er­a­tions and sourc­ing di­rec­tor Ber­til Buysse.

‘This boost is largely thanks to in­vest­ment in new ma­chin­ery and in­vest­ment in our peo­ple.’

Ad­di­tions to the ma­chin­ery at Rosyth in­clude new I-slice 3300 ma­chines, which en­able ef­fi­cient pro­cess­ing of smoked salmon prod­ucts, said Buysse

‘These ma­chines slice us­ing laser scan­ners to give a per­fect, fixed weight per slice. A new pack­ing ma­chine is also in use, in­creas­ing the ef­fi­ciency of pack­ing and mean­ing that prod­uct is with our cus­tomers as soon as pos­si­ble.’

As of June this year, Rosyth had 574 full time equiv­a­lent staff pre­par­ing, pack­ing and distribut­ing 10,500 tonnes of fin­ished prod­uct on a yearly ba­sis.

‘As such a large op­er­a­tion, it is im­por­tant that pro­cesses run as smoothly and ef­fi­ciently as pos­si­ble.

‘That’s why the 5S method­ol­ogy has been im­ple­mented, both in the fac­tory and of­fices,’ said Buysse.

The 5S sys­tem is an or­gan­i­sa­tional method that cov­ers the five Ss: sort, set in or­der, shine, stan­dard­ise and sus­tain. The team at Rosyth has been trained on the 5S method­ol­ogy and ‘cham­pi­ons’ are as­signed to dif­fer­ent ar­eas to en­sure the 5Ss are de­liv­ered.

‘All de­part­ments are now au­dited ev­ery month, with the lat­est au­dits show­ing re­sults of over 90 per cent, with the MAP de­part­ment scor­ing 99 per cent,’ said Buysse.

Above: The Rosyth plant

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