Shoe manufacturer staff learn LEAN principles

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LEAN business specialists Fedden USP has helped a shoe firm to boost its business. 

Sixteen staff members from Start-Rite Shoes, in Norwich, completed a 12-month LEAN programme, to learn tools and techniques that improve operational performance in the workplace.

The course, delivered by Gosport-based Fedden USP in conjunction with MIT Skills, demonstrated the practical application of LEAN principles to improve profits through continuous improvement.

Chris Knights, shift supervisor at Start-Rite, said the course had brought many benefits and boosted morale. It also empowered its workforce, improved productivity and increased the levels of innovation.