“I joined the ForFarmers team in Exeter eight years ago as a Credit Controller. As time went on I started to become more interested in the production of feed and day to day running of the mill. After learning the ropes I transitioned into the blends department and worked my way up from an admin to a Blends Planner.”
“In 2017 I was promoted to Exeter Mill Planner which I really enjoyed as it involved starting to learn the whole process of the mill, from raw material intake to finished product outloading.”
“To continue learning at ForFarmers I was offered an opportunity to have a secondment in a new department. I jumped at the idea and I’m now a Continuous Improvement Coordinator. Everyone at Exeter has been really supportive of my new role. I have also had a lot of support from colleagues across the country."
"When I started my new role, I went to the Newcastle mill to learn how they work and see if we could align with some of their processes. One of the first things that we thought we could improve at Exeter was our morning meetings. After my visit to Newcastle we decided to use their model of tiered accountability meetings. We now have Tier 1 meetings at 8am in each department and a Tier 2 meeting at 8:45am. The new structure means that we are more focused on our KPI’s. We also have a list of daily actions which we add to if any are below our target.”