OUR APPROACH TO YOUR PROJECT

To develop the robust and sustainable project solutions that our clients are looking for, we follow a holistic approach that considers all of the elements essential to project success. Each and every individual member of our team has spent years working in the food industry and understands what it takes to achieve client aims.

Our approach includes assessing products and customer demand, identifying process solutions, assessing the impact on people and skills requirements, assessing facility solutions, considering the transition period and independently assessing cost and benefits. Professional in all we do, we ensure extremely high standards of work at every stage of every project, constantly maintaining an open and honest dialogue with our clients in order to achieve a valuable and collaborative partnership that assists in achieving our joint business goals.

Your Project

IFP follow a holistic approach when developing robust, sustainable project solutions.

Products & Customer Demand

All projects start with a detailed assessment of the products required, the customer demand and the key capacity models which deliver these metrics both in the current state and future state scenarios.

Process Solutions

Once we have established the capacity and capability requirement to deliver the project objectives, IFP will independently assess the market to identify the process solution options.

People & Skills

A thorough assessment of the impact on people and skills requirements to deliver the future state requirements.

Facility Solutions & Scenarios

Once the process solutions and people requirements are established, a thorough assessment of the optimum facility solution is undertaken.

Transition

In many projects, the impact and cost of the transition from current state to future state is never fully considered. Yet the transitional elements are often those that make the difference between a good and bad project. Consideration for stock build, ramp up, training and other key factors is essential.

Cost & Benefits

A thorough independent assessment of the cost, benefit, impact and risk of any proposed project is essential to inform any strategic investment.

Products & Customer Demand
Cost & Benefits
Transition
Facility Solutions & Scenarios
People & Skills
Process Solutions
Your Project

Evaluate

We conduct evaluations that go further than simply outlining a budget, programme and layout. At IFP, we look at the bigger picture. We consider the current and future state of the enterprise, the impact upon people, and calculate risk, time and cost. Our conclusions enable our clients to truly understand the implications of their planned objectives.

Design

We manage and coordinate all elements of detail, design and development during this process. All integral elements, including procurement strategy and a master programme, are incorporated into the design. We also secure the right people. A specially selected design team is employed to achieve project goals, and we also ensure that suppliers and contractors are committed.

Implement

Implementation is a robustly planned process. By controlling and coordinating all onsite activities and communicating with all project participants, we lead the process to ensure successful delivery. We also take charge of the vital task of recognising, calculating and mitigating risk to ensure that operations performance and project delivery are not adversely affected.

Transition

We go beyond simply delivering hard deliverables. Our strict planning ensures that operational performance levels are met with minimal disruption. This means making sure that the day-to-day running of people, communications and service levels are in place and working as predicted to ensure that your business relationships remain full of confidence.

Optimise

As time goes by, your business model and plans will change in response to developments in the industry. Our process of continuous optimisation allows you to exceed your expected operational performance criteria to reflect inevitable practical changes, from business changes and retailer contracts to promotions and new stores.

Review

A post-project review brings together the project’s key members to evaluate the project and ensure that the completed scheme is delivering the benefits agreed in the project charter.

    • Produce World

      Produce World

      A £3.6 million project with a 36 week programme aiming to separate existing processes to meet demand and allow the factory to run more efficiently.

      Produce World’s mission is to provide fresh produce supply chains for selected partners in retail and the food industry services. As one of the largest vegetable growers in Europe, Produce World receive, store, grade, wash and pack potatoes for Waitrose and The Cooperative supermarkets.

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    • Samworth Brothers

      Samworth Brothers

      The construction of a new facility at one of Samworth Brothers’ existing sites was a £4.5 million project with a 34 week programme.

      The award-winning Samworth Brothers group includes nationally renowned businesses such as Ginsters and Soreen. The constant evolution and expansion of the business is testament to Samworth Brothers’ commitment to the continuous improvement of not just of their business but also the products and service they provide to their customers.

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    • Kettleby Foods

      Kettleby Foods

      A £2.5 million project set over 32 weeks saw the development and extension of an existing factory to facilitate business expansion.

      Established by award-winning food manufacturers Samworth Brothers in 1999, Kettleby Foods produces a range of high quality chilled ready meals to major retailers across the UK. Since production began with a range of just 11 pies, Kettleby Foods’ operations have since expanded to exceed over 120 products made from the finest ingredients and to the highest standards.

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    • Charlie Bigham

      Charlie Bigham

      A project undertaking improvements and enhancements at the Charlie Bigham site at Park Royal in northwest London.

      Inspired by founder Charlie’s travels, the Charlie Bigham range of fresh ready meals are created for couples with busy schedules who still want to eat delicious, authentic food. Designed in double portions, the business has built up a strong brand that has won several awards and is stocked across leading retailers and online supermarkets.

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