Operational Improvement

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WHAT IF YOU COULD instill disciplined execution and build a culture of continuous innovation? With Proudfoot, you can.

Proudfoot teams with leaders to achieve operational excellence, improve service levels, speed up time to market and enhance quality.

Transformative results happen when individuals overcome resistance to change, take the lead and drive results. Proudfoot empowers your people with the ability to make informed, timely, level appropriate and accurate decisions at the point of execution. Maximize your existing assets and establishing new processes to deliver ongoing operational excellence, aligning perfectly with your customer needs.

Blending the art and science of Lean, Six Sigma, and Kaizen with the latest thinking in workforce behavioral change, we positively impact operational performance and the customer experience (CX).

Examples of Proudfoot capabilities:

  • Productivity and capital utilization
  • Asset management
  • Production efficiency
  • Safety
  • R&D effectiveness/time to market
  • OPEX improvement
  • Capex avoidance
  • Lean and Six Sigma
  • Process improvement and CPI
  • Throughput
  • Labor efficiency
  • SG&A cost control

Proudfoot has the know-how to measurably improve your operations. To learn more, download our featured case study. Better yet,contact us and let’s chat about what Proudfoot can do for you.

What if you could speed the implementation of your operational strategy and turn plans into measurable, sustainable outcomes?

Proudfoot teams with leaders to envision the future, uncover hidden barriers that may not be obvious at the surface and directly link corporate strategies to implementation initiatives and investments. Learn more

What if you could significantly enhance your working capital position?

Proudfoot builds the internal capabilities to release the cash you need to fund strategic investments. Learn more

What if you could rapidly retool your global supply chain and deliver more for less?

Proudfoot streamlines your supply chain to deliver more product, exceed sales targets and increase cash without sacrificing quality, increasing risk or investing additional working capital. Learn more

What if you could compress time in your operations?

Proudfoot’s maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) and asset management solutions free up the precious time needed to speed up returns on investments, go to market faster and reduce product delays. Learn more

Riaan van der Merwe, Senior Vice President: Eskom Collieries, 
Anglo Coal
 - Anglo American PLC Group

A business improvement project was conducted at Anglo Coal’s New Vaal Colliery during 2001/2002, utilizing a team from Proudfoot Consulting working alongside operational staff.

A 3:1 return was achieved, and the resulting capacity improvement enabled the colliery to increase output significantly to serve growing power station demand. The project enabled operating staff to gain a deeper understanding of the mining processes and the effect of quality on process flow, creating more stable and predictable output and quality of product.

Most of the activities resulting from the project have been integrated into the day-to-day management of the operation, ensuring sustainability of the benefits created.

The Proudfoot team interacted very well with mine personnel, creating trust and openness, which is essential for success in a project of this nature.

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