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Lancaster Brewery reduce labour costs using Intelligent Scheduling

Lancaster Brewery use Fourth’s AI-driven Intelligent Scheduling to accurately forecast demand and optimise their workforce scheduling and productivity.

Customer Profile

Lancaster Brewery is an established brewery in the northwest of England, producing a range of quality beers served in the on-site taphouse, across the UK and beyond. The brewery also owns a group of award-winning pubs and hotels in Lancashire and Cumbria. Delivering quality food & drink and top-notch customer service are core values of the Lancaster Brewery business.

Challenges Faced

Early in 2022, Lancaster Brewery’s management team identified the need to evolve and improve their workforce management practices.


Lancaster Brewery chose to partner with Fourth, knowing their combined technology and consulting offering was uniquely placed to help them identify sales and labour opportunities and implement new ways of working to realise them.

The core solution implemented was Fourth’s Intelligent Scheduling, enabling them to optimise labour deployment based on revenue forecasts. Leveraging Fourth’s Productivity Consulting team, custom labour models were created to provide accurate right-place, right-time demand graphs.

Results Achieved

Since implementing Fourth’s workforce management platform, Lancaster Brewery has achieved:

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