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Your Productivity, Improved

Improving processes, adding value and delivering sustainable growth.

We help businesses improve their productive processes. We help to free up time, reduce costs, make more, make quicker and make less mistakes. Our focus is always on maximising profitability and enhancing customer satisfaction. We will help you achieve your goals with a service that's right for you.

Our Services


A rapid and cost-effective service which evaluates your production lines, identifies improvement opportunities and validates investment decisions.  Do you want to unlock the hidden value in your process, test your growth plans or identify solutions to improve performance?

Manufacturing Simulation

Create an accurate digital representation of your manufacturing facility or design powered by your data, to provide financial and operational insight. Do you want to optimise your facility, test new designs or get the answers to big questions fast.

Improvement Projects

We support your projects with our team of dedicated process improvement experts. We have a wealth of industrial experience in Process Development, Lean Six Sigma, Quality Management and Operational Design. Do you want specialist resource and a fresh perspective on your next project?

Training for Excellence

Provide your staff with the right skills to develop a continuous improvement culture. We offer practical, targeted and fun training, tailored to meet your business needs. Do you want to improve problem solving skills, build stronger teams and enjoy sustainable improvements to your productivity?

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Who Are We

The collective efforts of James and Mike have saved small and medium sized businesses in excess of £10M over the last ten years. The key to their success stems from pursuing a deep understanding of how the business works, what it is trying to achieve and working out the steps to get there. They are true believers in data driven decision making, measuring the right things in the right way, and paying close attention to the detail. This relentless focus ensures Production Support 56 always deliver value to their clients.


Our small team brings you a wealth of skills and experience that you can utilise to help achieve your goals. Whether it is through systematic analysis of your production processes providing you with actionable insight, or additional resource for your project teams ensuring better results, we can help you succeed.

We are here to help you succeed.

Leveraging PS56s’ expertise in simulation allowed us to validate assumptions and make design improvements in the design phase, rather than having to make costly respective modifications post commissioning. Looking forward to future projects – Thanks for your efforts, guys.

Adam Crenell, Lead Engineer

Mike was instrumental in producitonising the Metalysis R&D facility. He was able to identify weakness in the system and successfully put practices in place to solve them.

Nick Van Dijk R&D Manager

The assessment PS56 made of our production line has proved to be very useful and informative. Using the model to test various changes and seeing the impact before making the investment has helped us enormously, we will definitely be implementing the recommendations made by the team at PS56

Tony Vardy Chief Executive Officer

Production Support 56 were brought in late to the project and quickly produced an accurate simulation of our design which was run with the client historic production data. They proved the design met all our clients’ requirements and helped us optimise and removed significant costs. The client loved the model demonstration and subsequent what-if games.

Andy Aitken, Project engineer

Production Support 56 have helped us create an accurate, visual representation of our production line. They have used our data and created a model to help us see where there are any restrictions or bottle-necks. We used this data to help us make value-adding decisions to improve the production process, saving valuable resources. The model

Rosie Knight, Financial Controller

The guys at PS56 made some cracking procedures which we use all the time especially with the new staff. It means I’m not on the shop floor every 10 minutes and I’ve got more time to deal with my big clients. They also helped smarten up the way we organise work so everybody knows what

Michael Musson, Managing Director
UK Container Repairs

We engaged PS56 as consultants as we were working with a number of clients needing specialist production support.  The modelling software enabled the businesses to make educated choices prior to undertaking costly production moves and also gave valuable supporting evidence for capex approval. The process was extremely well organised, it happened in a timely manner

Rachel Appleton, Food Sector Business Advisor

Production Support 56 delivered an engaging Lean Six Sigma training program for our staff at PPS Midlands across various teams in sales, production and finance. All the team members thoroughly enjoyed the course which gave each department a clear understanding of Lean concepts and a host of ready to use tools. The course was delivered

Steve Nicholson, Operations Director

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Sectors served

Food & Drink