Operational Group

Dairy lean management

Operational Group

Dairy lean management

Start Date: 01 April 2018

End Date: 31 December 2020

Location: Nantwich , Cheshire, United Kingdom


To develop and trial ategrated data management system and test its ability to effectively support the implementation of LEAN management on pilot farms. The aim is for the software to store, in one place, all the data required to manage production from planning to sales, and provide reports on progress against targets in real time, resulting in improved economic performance. Through the inclusion of environmental KPI’s in the system, the project will demonstrate to the wider dairy industry how production and sustainability can be planned for and delivered simultaneously.

Partners: Nine Dairy Farmers, Reaseheath College, IT Software Consultants, Independent Dairy Lean Expert, Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB)






Coordinator :
Annette McDonald [email protected]

Project supporters:
National Farmers Union (NFU), Natural Resources Wales (NRW), Natural England, DEFRA, Keele University.

Funding Organisations:
Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE)