[24 November/ NZ Herald]

Westland Milk Products said improved plant efficiencies contributed to an increased in processed milk through the Hokitika dairy factory. Peak milk for the new season reached 3,564,935 litres on 2 November 2017. Improved maintenance processes, plant reliability, and ensuring the right people were in the right place at the right time meant efficiencies were improved. Westland Milk Chief Executive, Toni Brendish said Westland reduced team silos and built in greater flexibility and variety into production roles. A focus on numerous company-wide efficiency initiatives identified areas where Westland could reduce waste, work more efficiently and improve time management, increasing plant throughput.