You want to grow revenues and innovate at an accelerated pace without additional capital expenditure. And the growth must be sustainable. There is no margin for error in operations and supply chain. Brands are innovating at a record pace. And you need to accelerate your innovation and development to sustain your growth.
>It is difficult.
And yet we do it for our clients every day. And the results last.
Do you need to improve quality without sacrificing throughput?
Do you need to install further automation and train your employees to adapt?
Do you need to improve maintenance effectiveness to minimise downtime?
Do you need to reduce wait time between line change overs?
Do you need to engage your highly skilled workforce to manage your advanced equipment efficiently?
This is what we do.
And we do it by focusing on your people. We use our technical expertise in the industry to ensure everyone understands the systems, processes and controls and why they exist.
As we work together with the people doing the work we uncover processes that are not required or can be fixed to save lost time. Simple fixes costing a few dollars can save minutes here and there saving thousands of dollars over the year. Fixing the frustrations of the people means more engagement from the team and a better work culture.
Understanding why, fixing frustrations, meaningful investments, team engagement - all these factors together are the secret to long lasting change. When people have 'things done to them' they will revert to previous behaviour very quickly. When they change because they understand the difference it will make then that change will last.
We design, implement and accelerate operational and digital transformation through people. We partner with organizations to solve strategically important problems that impede top-line growth or bottom-line results.
This allows us to create new capabilities and harness the power of your people to build an engaged culture, turbocharge leadership
Through collaboration with your front-line supervision, your middle management, and your senior executives, we fully implement solutions that transform your operations - the way you and your people do business.
One other critical tool provided by Proudfoot was sales team coaching. We have had sales training for years yet were never assured that the techniques were translated into behavior in the field. Proudfoot worked diligently with our managers to train them as coaches and these lessons are now a routine part of our culture.
Kevin Abbot, Chief Executive Officer, Alpha Retail
We partnered with Proudfoot Consulting to review our UK retail operation, to return it to profitability and introduce a new employee mindset. The Proudfoot team gained credibility from the start by quickly establishing trust and building relationships at every level of our business. One of the most valuable aspects of the project was how well the joint Proudfoot and Alpha teams worked together to identify and successfully implement the changes needed. They showed by example and gave confidence at a time when there was low self-esteem in management and the managed.
However, what impressed me most of all is the resulting empowerment. The strong team spirit, combined with the skills taught have enabled us to sustain the change. Our turnaround has been impressive and dramatic and is seen as such both internally as well as by our airport partners. Proudfoot contributed significantly in making this a much better business.
Philip A de Weerdt, Managing Director, Printpak Limited
Printpak Cape, a historically very profitable operation within Nampak Limited, was faced with a declining market and internal inefficiencies. Proudfoot was called in to assist with the internal efficiency problem. It brought intellectual capacity and a new approach to manufacturing process control.
Proudfoot drove the process to increase efficiencies relentlessly in an environment where labour was suspicious and reluctant to cooperate fully. It also advised on change management to overcoming the labour problems. Over and above this, Proudfoot assisted in analysing the Sales/Customer profitability and allowed decisions to improve company performance further.
Looking back after four years, the Proudfoot intervention was the catalyst that assisted us in changing the direction of the operation that is now an important profit contributor.
Paper Operations: The Senior Vice President needed to address a projected multi-million-dollar shortfall in its fine paper operations. The company calculated that its fine paper operation was running behind its projected annual contribution due to quality issues, decreased throughput, and inadequate process controls.