Sustainable productivity improvements are hard to achieve. You need more throughput, swifter line changeovers, better WIP management, smoother shift handovers, reduction in lost time or any of the other hundred and one things on your priority list.
This is what we do.
And we do it for our clients every day.
And the results last.
How do we do this? By focusing on your people.
Ensuring everyone understands the systems, processes and control 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.
When people have 'things done to them' they will revert to
When they change their behaviour 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 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.
Our owners and our bankers were amazed at the significant EBITDA improvement Proudfoot helped us achieve. We had caught up with our growth and expansion and were well poised to take on more M&A projects and facility expansions – both of which we’ve since done. We went from Good to Great and we learned how to always be in a continual process improvement mode.
Our clients see that our projects are completed on time and within budget. Client satisfaction is up and our capacity to take on more business has increased.
SVP Supply Chain
Proudfoot was chosen over the other firms because of their people-first approach. We were right... Proudfoot quickly engaged all shifts and departments building trust in the new processes, tools and policies.
Working side-by-side with our team, Proudfoot implemented a series of tools and resources that improved our visibility and controls making the supply chain functions more manageable.
In recent weeks, I have been involved with two customers regarding Operational Excellence at two different stages of their deployment. I was thrilled to see the ambition and vision these organizations demonstrated in order to pursue a plan to achieve.
Now comes reality. Go to a management meeting: “Operational Excellence.” Attend a conference: “Operational Excellence.” Read a trade journal: “Operational Excellence.” Talk to a consultant: “Operational Excellence.” Despite all this attention, rare are the times it is achieved sustainably...Read More
Contrary to popular myth, front-line managers want to effect change and want to commit to making it happen. Unfortunately, they feel helpless. Senior leaders risk losing their greatest advocates – the lynchpin players in transformation.
According to Proudfoot’s 2018 Triggering Transformation study, 87% of front-line leaders would like to be more involved in the process of change, and 72% are highly committed to making change happen. Barely half (55%) feel they have any influence in the change. Frustration ensues...Read More
Food and Beverage: A 66-year-old owned packaged food manufacturer had undergone expansion through acquisitions and rapid product innovation over the past 10 years. The executive team was faced with two paths. Give up on previously invested IT spend and trust another software vendor to provide a new IT solution to deliver the needed ROI.