Part of 2 Sisters Food Group, Fox’s Biscuits have been producing quality biscuits since 1853 from their Manufacturing sites in Batley, Kirkham and Uttoxeter. Baking over 6 billion biscuits every year they are sent all over the world.

Fox's BIscuits
Known for producing some of the nation’s favourite biscuits, Fox’s has grown from a family baker to a household name.

Company

  • Part of 2 Sisters Food Group
  • UK leading biscuit Manufacturer
  • Established in 1853
  • Manufacture over 6 billion biscuits
  • Manufacturing sites in Batley, Kirkham and Uttoxeter

Objectives

  • Replace spreadsheets which were not coping
  • Reduce Production & Maintenance Downtime
  • Reduce Costs
  • Production Line Scheduling
  • WIP Management

Solution

  • Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP)
  • Scheduling Software

Results

  • Optimal finite production and labour scheduling on a day by day, hour by hour, minute by minute basis
  • Solution based on real business constraints e.g. production & labour capacity, material availability, storage
  • Multi-stage production scheduling giving visibility and control of entire production process
  • Management of variable labour shift patterns
  • Management of production and setting labour differently
  • Management of auxiliary resources e.g. tooling, pack heads etc.
  • Management by exception driven by dashboards and traffic light warnings
  • Full simulation capabilities
  • Accurate and optimal scheduling of the plant in line with customer requirements
  • Labour planning synchronised with production and pre-defined shift patterns
  • All constraints managed
  • Leading to: Reduced cost of customer service in both time and resource, Optimal use of production equipment and labour, Rapid scheduling cycle, Reduce material waste, Significantly improved labour costs, Business Reporting, Allergen Reporting





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Sofco Limited
sofco is also an & Distribution partner
sofco Limited is a company registered in England and Wales
Company Number 11018126