With Proudfoot, you can.
A LEADING EUROPEAN FRESH FOODS PRODUCER had experienced sustained growth since its establishment as a family owned business twenty years previously.
Executive management had delivered impressive growth through organic expansion and acquisition, growing turnover to EUR €300m with 15 sales offices and five manufacturing and packaging plants across three countries.
Operating in a fiercely competitive market, the company had started to lose market share, reducing its EBIT. Internal operating issues were surfacing, threatening profitability and restricting growth.
The company’s president turned to Proudfoot to increase sales, restore profitability and strengthen the company’s foundations.
Leadership played a key role in sponsoring the initiative and communicating plant-wide progress, successes and updates.
Working together with Proudfoot, the team:
Overhauled production processes and set SKU parameters for each machine.
Established yield targets based on the raw material quality, with tools to minimize waste per shift, day and zone.
Installed preventative maintenance routines to reduce unnecessary downtime.
Developed tools to provide greater visibility over essential production parameters.
Introduced white boards across the shop floor to record essential KPIs such as OEE, yield, waste and productivity.
Established a central control room, where production and maintenance held daily planning meetings.
Trained employees through a combination of classroom and practical on-the-floor training to reinforce the right behaviors.
Conducted extensive sales coaching for the sales team.
“Results were quick to come by at the operating level. These results helped maintain a positive momentum and contributed to the delivery of more profound and long-lasting change.”
“Several months after the completion of the project, we still see measurable results and the sustainable value of this mission.”