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Our Expertise

Premier Providers of Improvement Support

Our expertise in Lean, Six Sigma, TPM, Operational Excellence, Management Development, and a range of in-house developed approaches, means we tailor our Rapid Improvement model to each client; whether working with small family-run businesses, or blue-chips across multiple sites. Over the past 15 years, we have refined a range of solutions to help you assess your true losses, understand how to make the improvements, engage your teams to drive progress, and develop reliable, sustainable productivity gains.

FIND A SOLUTION

Finely-tuned Methodologies for each Sector

We specialise in FMCG manufacture, with a very strong track record in Food & Drink, but our first client was in Iron & Steel and we’ve also worked across Paper, Packaging & Printing, and the Chemical & Pharmaceutical sectors. Each sector has a different asset base and set of base assumptions – and our success has been in tailoring our approach prioritised according to key financial ratios such as ‘Depreciation per FTE’ and ‘Raw Material to Total Product Cost’.

LEAN FOR FMCGS

Highly Skilled Practitioners

The only Lean improvement company in the UK awarded the Investors in People Gold Standard, we use highly-skilled Practitioners to implement our programmes – not Consultants. Our Practitioners have all managed a factory, or a significant part of one, and are dedicated to working with your teams to improve productivity by training, getting involved in meetings, and working with the shopfloor – in the way only true operational professionals can.

MEET THE TEAM

Forefront of Manufacturing Innovation

With decades of broad operational experience at the forefront of manufacturing, our team is well equipped to build and/or review Operational Strategy, knowledgeable about the technologies and run strategies available to manufacturers, and the relative merits of different approaches to improvement. As such, we are able to provide professional consultancy services to support your organisational capability towards improvement – including Operational Due Diligence, Operational Strategy, and Lean Manufacturing Audit compliance, and more…

CONSULTANCY SERVICES

Testimonials

We are pleased with the progress we’re making at the Gweedore site, indeed we’re so pleased that we’re planning to roll out the programme to our other manufacturing sites.

John Donnelly, General Manager, Largo Foods, Ireland

Over the past three months I have been concentrating mainly on changeover reduction, waste reduction and increased throughput. There has also been a challenge to behavioural patterns. All of these efforts have been using the knowledge that you gave me and I am delighted to say that all have been successful, culminating in increased throughput, less waste and an increase in OEE from an average of 78% to around 90%. There has also been a marked improvement with people issues.

Alwin Waterhouse, Improvement Manager, British Bakeries