When the 5 Lean principles are combined into a company's processes and culture, they create Lean production, manufacturing, and operating systems. On this page, we dive into each of these in a bit more detail.
Pat O'Keeffe Piggeries is a family-owned and managed piggery based in Ballylough, Mitchelstown, Co. Cork. The farm has approximately 2,200 sows. To improve farm work efficiency, a Lean programme was developed as an introduction to Lean management.
Simon Watchorn, AHDB's Pork Board member and Suffolk Pig Producer shows admiration for Lean practices and shares his own experience of Lean, encourging pig producers the importance of using a smarter approach in pig production, to remain competitive in the pork industry, nationally and globally.
Our four-part series with Adrian Cox from Farm Vets, focuses on the different stages of pork production. This series is designed to refresh or provide new entrants with an overview of the breeding process in pork production.