Following the takeover of this company, there was an urgent need to implement innovative systems to ensure ongoing viability and to maintain continuity of supply to major customers.
Key decisions included the out-sourcing the company’s entire labour force to E.L Blue, so that the company did not have a single non-management employee. The central requirement was to increase organisational and labour flexibility through the use of both permanent and casual workers in a highly unionised environment.
Reviews conducted by E.L Blue revealed that a staffing reduction of over 40 percent was possible while still maintaining output and quality levels. This was achieved through initiatives such as multi-skilling, better production scheduling and higher operator training.
With E.L Blue’s commercially effective people management productivity levels soared by over 280 percent in one year alone, enabling a former loss making company to become a profitable and sustainable business.