You want to deliver the quickest return on your IT investment. You know it will make a difference, you also know it is going to be hard work. But what if it wasn't that way? Proudfoot knows how to maximise the return on your systems investment.
We know it is difficult.
But we know that the secret to unlocking the potential is never the system you have chosen, it is always your people.
And that is what we do. We focus on your team, in the office, on the shop floor or in the field. We understand what they do, what their processes are and how they need to change. We build that new process, educate the people and then focus on the system. Then you get the return you are looking for.
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 don't need to know systems, because we know people.
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 behaviors, and implement improved operating models.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.
SVP Supply Chain
Proudfoot was chosen over the other firms because of their people-first approach and we were right. Proudfoot quickly engaged all shifts and departments building trust in the new processes, tools, and policies.
Vice-President Sales Shared Services/Sponsor
I am seeing the behavior of my people change before my very eyes.
Proudfoot was chosen over other firms because they knew this effort was not about the technology. It is and has always been about our people.
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Software Quote to Order: A global technology company sought to reduce cycle time and simplify the quote-to-cash process for over 3,500 product SKUs. Proudfoot was retained to revamp the legacy quote-to-cash processes in line with its digital vision; this included restructuring product hierarchies, integrating them with new-product introductions and restructuring the quoting organization to enable new digital processes. In streamlining the quote-to-cash process, the key was enabling quote-to-cash status transparency and integration into legacy CRM and ERP systems.
Digital Ready Operations: A premium international airline was undergoing a major digital transformation in their engineering company. The objective was to go paperless in line maintenance and heavy maintenance operations. Proudfoot was retained to jumpstart and engage the people journey and concurrently make paper-based legacy processes ‘digital-ready’, enabling them to provide state-of-the-art innovative designs to transform digital operations. This included workload prediction and packaging, critical path planning and scheduling, supply chain and logistics, execution, and billing.
Recoup IT Investment: A premier food manufacturer’s scheduling practices were driving high turnover and inefficient use of the workforce. Prior attempts to implement centralized, automated scheduling had stumbled when the selected solution created unviable schedules. Proudfoot was retained to leverage the legacy systems by aligning business needs, processes and system functionality to deliver improved labor scheduling.
Maximize IT Investment: A premium insurance company had invested heavily in a major digital transformation across the enterprise. Results were falling short of expectations as they were not realizing the expected return on investment. Proudfoot was retained to enable the digital strategy, roadmap and execution by prioritizing the business needs.