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Our Plan 2000 was designed to position Guinness in Dublin as a world class operation. Annual Hours was a central plank of our overall strategy, and Pasfield Curran consultants were able to assist us with their expertise in this area, allied to a wide knowledge and experience of the overall organisational factors involved in a major change programme.
Matthew Murphy
General Manager, Guinness
Case Studies - Guinness
Guiness
Background
  • Satellite brewing & packaging plant
  • Brewing Harp & Carlsberg
  • Faced with possible closure in radical reorganisation of global supply
  • 150 employees
  • 8 hour shift pattern
Problem
  • Poor productivity
  • High overtime
  • Overall costs too high compared with other possible internal supply chains
  • People inflexible
  • Skills mix limited with little incentive for training
Outcome
  • Implemented annual time contracts
  • Numbers of staff reduced initially to 127 in 2000, then to 66 in 2002
  • Redefined roles and competences
  • Process moved to 3 team + craft, 12 hour shift patterns with team leaders
  • Great improvement in self management
  • End of complex pay rules
  • Eliminated overtime culture and manpower budget back in control
  • Volume flexibility and plant efficiency greatly improved
  • Future secured
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