Dairy Process Optimisation
We offer independent advice on dairy production, dairy equipment, dairy processes, dairy factory design and optimisation.
We have an open, honest and thorough approach to help to ensure that nothing goes amiss.
We have a wealth of experience and expertise (over 40 years dairy manufacturing experience) that we use to drive projects forward with a meticulous and flexible approach; our name is built on trust and reputation. Where do we start?
We start with an initial discussion with you and your team followed by a tour of the factory and process lines
If we have agreed a brief prior to meeting with you and the team then after the initial vist we would first recommend a review of the brief and confirm that it is not over or underspecified and the the deliverable outcomes are clear.
The argument that calling consultants implies some weak management (in terms of ideas or courage) has an opposite argument: those companies which only promote through the ranks and don't hire consultants tend to be monoclonal: people have learnt all they know within the same company, people tend to imitate each other, and no new ideas ever enter the company. These companies quickly become sclerotic and have a hard time adapting. Consultants are usually called in to do valuable and sometimes awkward projects that your own management would be able to complete, but due to either the departmental company politics, individual bias or understanding it is difficult to come to a clear consensus. This will also be affected greatly by the fact that they are likely very busy trying to meet their day to day targets which affect their career progression.
The benefit of using consultants is to provide a fresh experienced set of eyes to evaluate all of the options (with the team). The staff are very likely correct in all their asertions but what the consultant does is provide additional validity and focus to their ideas and concerns and due to their multi company experience will likely have coms across the same issues multiple times allowing a very speedy descision.
Uor goal os to assist senior management in identifying the scale of the opportunities, estimate costs and payback and prioritize actions. e.g. any low / no investment changes that can have an immediate impact on the bottom line, such as changing the way things are done, eliminating a process step etc.
It is important that we work closely with you and your team to ensure buy in to any actions to be implemented and that you understand that we consider you to be the experts and we are here to help you facilitate your ideas and also identify any areas that may have missed the priority list.
We are with you for you to vent your frustrations and to help you put your case for investment / change to the board of Directors.
We have first hand experience of the politics involved and we can cut through this by quickly identifying bias and self interest over what is the best course of action
We do this through discussion and justification, be it financial or other as we need your buy in and team consensus in order for you to implement
We are often aware of new developments in equipment and processes, ingredients and packaging that perhaps a stand alsone manufacturer may not be aware of.
Are you sure that you are investing in the best option for your company, why not have a second opinion before pressing the button on a major investment just in case it could be that little bit sharper and stay ahead of the competition
We develop trust in your team in why we are there and will confirm that we are not there to out-do them or put them in a bad light but to assist them with a fresh set of eyes.
We often collaborate with the big 5 consultancies as we have hands on experience which gives us a feel for the business and what its priorities should be and not just looking at the figures but at the overall picture and the long term effects.
For more information or to discuss your requirements please contact us.
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