Bakers Basco Reports Higher Attrition for Bread Baskets and Dollies

Bakers Basco, the membership scheme established by Allied Bakeries, Fine Lady Bakeries, Frank Roberts & Sons, Hovis, and Warburtons to manage an industry-wide bakery equipment solution, has reported significant improvements in attrition rates across its bread baskets and dollies. This is attributed to better cross-team collaboration and education with bakery stakeholders, according to a recent press release.

The data shows that the attrition rate for baskets has decreased by 0.82% year-on-year by the end of February 2023, while the attrition rate for its dolly equipment has improved by 1.80%. Additionally, calls to the Bakers Basco helpline to report backlogs of all managed equipment have decreased by 58% year-on-year, with a 53% reduction for Omega baskets specifically.

Paul Empson, general manager at Bakers Basco, credits these improvements to more streamlined collaboration between its operations and investigations teams and better education initiatives with key players in the bakery supply chain. Regular equipment audits and driver briefings take place regularly across all shareholders’ sites to raise awareness of Bakers Basco’s work from both an operational and recovery perspective.

Empson further notes that, through a range of new measures and initiatives, the company has vastly expanded into new markets and industries to raise awareness and educate key stakeholders. The company has also stepped up its investment in technology by introducing GPS tracking devices across its bakery equipment pool to track and monitor the daily movements of its equipment more closely.

Bakers Basco’s equipment is designed solely for transporting bread, and it can sometimes be delayed or unlawfully used by companies without permission, causing significant disruption to the supply chain and operations. However, the efforts of Bakers Basco and its stakeholders to increase awareness and collaboration appear to be making a positive impact in reducing attrition rates and improving overall efficiency.


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