Doubling sales through improved production flow

About the company

Employing more than 250 people, Labora focuses on the design and manufacture of ladies synthetic footwear. The firm won a lean improvement award in 2015.


Between 2012 and 2015 inflation adjusted sales doubled at Labora footwear.

Executive summary

Labora doubles sales through improved production flow.


Labora’s previous facility in Chatsworth did not facilitate production flow and overall raw material and work in progress levels were high.

How the benchmark helped

Labora was provided with assistance to design the new layout of their Shallcross facility, with a focus on enhancing production flow and improving the storage and management of work in progress.

Results and future plans

Labora is now concentrating on the implementation of total quality management processes and improved receiving and stock control management.