UK food industry productivity: steps in right direction and blueprint for success

March 2002
Management Services;Mar2002, Vol. 46 Issue 3, p5
Academic Journal
The Food and Drink National Training Organisation in Great Britain has published a report on the performance of the British food and drink manufacturing industry from 1999 to 2001. The report concludes that the British food industry has improved, but it is still behind the industries of Japan, the U.S. and the rest of Europe. The areas for improvement are changeover time, downtime, output rates, waste and yield, skills shortages and training and development. The report, however, states that the British industry has a higher level of order satisfaction. There is a much wider product ranges than anywhere else in the world.


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