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The latest in operational and digital transformation through people.

    

Proudfoot Named Service Provider of the Year by Santa Monica Seafood

Santa Monica Seafood held its 11th Annual Supplier Summit on February 20th at the Hyatt Regency in Long Beach, California. Representatives from 150 of their top suppliers were in attendance. 

Putting People At The Heart Of Change

Jon Wylie, President, Global Natural Resources on why creating understanding is at the heart of a successful and sustainable change program.

Proudfoot CEO weighs in on Financial Times Consulting Report

When the Financial Times reported its annual list of consulting firms, it triggered an interesting challenge from Source Global Research, one of the industry’s most respected commentators. In their blog, Source questioned why the Financial Times report had not included more client feedback and opinion on the performance of consulting firms. They went a step further, stating that according to their own research only 38% of clients agreed that consulting firms had added more in value than they charged in fees. An alarming statistic.

Best International Project 2018 – Proudfoot selected as finalist by MCA

Proudfoot takes a finalist position for Best International Project in the 2018 Management Consultancies Association (MCA) Awards. The International Project Award is open to all Consulting firms worldwide, and the winner is announced at the 2018 MCA Awards ceremony, April 26th in London.

Leadership’s role in inspiring change

Proudfoot CEO, Pamela Hackett discusses the ability of people to adjust to change and the role leadership can play in inspiring it.

What if you could deliver on the digital promise?

Let me put my cards on the table. I talk to Amazon's Alexa in the kitchen. I can control my heating, lights and blinds from anywhere in the world, much to my wife's annoyance.

Can we rapidly transform a business in aviation?

This is like asking what the length of a piece of string is. It all depends on what does 'rapid' mean, but an answer can be found in the non-aviation industries.

8 important steps to make safe operations your DNA

Organizations can help people apply safety consciousness at the point of execution – the main source of real safety and operation issues.

The essential shift from safety programs to safe operations

SAFETY IS A STRATEGIC AND OPERATIONAL IMPERATIVE. Traditionally, organizations separated safety from operations and approached it strictly as a standalone issue. However, the concept of safe operations is about changing the way that people approach their jobs to improve the level of safety and productivity within an organization.

I wish it was that simple

Great Idea!
Just up the road from the office is a Starbucks. It has recently been refurbished, and by the door a new recycling bin has appeared. Clearly marked are the specific holes for the cups (empty and upside down please), the plastic lids, the sleeves, any liquid, and other waste – I assume half eaten pieces of cake, napkins and so on.

Maintenance makes the wheels go round

M.A.M.I.L.*
At the weekends I like to escape the some of day-to-day pressures of work by riding a bike.  Whether it be a short ride, or a long one, the metronomic focus on pedalling efficiency is a wonderful tonic to today’s connected world.

Is operational consulting still relevant in the digital world?

Last year I left a large-scale systems integrator to take up the role of UK Managing Director for Proudfoot, an Operational Consulting firm, with a proud 75 year history. Before moving, I thought long and hard about the relevance of operational consulting in the digital world, after all isn’t so much of what we now do influenced by technology? 

Beyond waste removal and cost reduction - three key elements of Proudfoot’s redefined Lean

Yes, we agree that Lean, Six-Sigma and TQM have served the industry well.

For decades, these approaches have helped companies save millions. But in order to succeed in the decades to come, a new approach is needed to meet the new challenge – sustainable growth. For many, growth has been a top priority, yet this core driver is typically not part of the mix in traditional lean thinking.

Global Cement Magazine on operational transformation in the global cement industry

Producers, whether big or small, are trying to become leaner. Angus Maclean, VP at Proudfoot, explains how cement producers achieve cost reductions of 5 USD/ton.

Manufacturing: What your C-suite peers are doing to tackle their top 5 challenges

Around the world, Proudfoot executives engage weekly with leading Chief Executives to share views on challenges impacting their business.

We collect and analyze this data for firsthand insight into business conditions companies are currently experiencing, and the approaches and initiatives they are pursuing as they respond to these conditions.

Automotive: What your C-suite peers are doing to tackle their top 5 challenges

Around the world, Proudfoot executives engage weekly with leading Chief Executives to share views on challenges impacting their business.

We collect and analyze this data for firsthand insight into business conditions companies are currently experiencing, and the approaches and initiatives they are pursuing as they respond to these conditions.

Consumer Goods: What your C-suite peers are doing to tackle their top 5 challenges


Around the world, Proudfoot executives engage weekly with leading Chief Executives to share views on challenges impacting their business.

We collect and analyze this data for firsthand insight into business conditions companies are currently experiencing, and the approaches and initiatives they are pursuing as they respond to these conditions.

Falling into the trap of initiative overload

Aug 01, 2016  |  Branco Kuznar  |  initiatives | 0 Comments

Initiative overload is common in nearly every organization. Today, companies always seem to be juggling a multitude of projects simultaneously. And while each of these projects surely had the best of intentions, as more projects are added the more likely they are to be dropped. For every new initiative launched, another one slows down or ceases altogether.

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