PROJECT SOLUTIONS FOR THE FOOD & DRINK INDUSTRY

PROCESS DESIGN: CAPITAL INVESTMENT: BUSINESS CHANGE

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TRANSITION

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BUSINESS CONSULTING SERVICES FOR THE FOOD & DRINK INDUSTRY

 

We provide independent advice to food and drink businesses to assist them with the development of their manufacturing capabilities and associated capital investment plans. For more than 15 years we have partnered with a wide variety of food & drink manufacturers of all sizes to develop their investment strategies through the full life cycle – from feasibility and business case to implementation and transition.

EVALUATE

An independent and thorough evaluation is crucial for understanding the full impact and benefits of any proposed change.

We conduct evaluations that go further than simply outlining a budget, programme and layout. At IFP, we look at the whole picture. We consider the current and future state requirements and establish the impact upon all business functions. Our conclusions enable our clients to truly understand the implications and cost benefit of their planned scheme whether it be a small process engineering project or a multisite manufacturing masterplan.

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Feasibility & Design Studies

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Current & Future State Modelling

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Concept Design

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Programme Advice

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Budget Development

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Funding Solutions

DESIGN

Working in close collaboration with our clients, we develop concepts into detailed designs that will enable the project to progress efficiently through to the implementation stage.

We manage and coordinate all integral elements of the detailed design development aligned to a procurement strategy and reflected in a detailed master programme. A specially selected design team is matched to the specific delivery requirements.

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Procurement Strategy

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Modelling

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Process Design & Equipment Selection

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Facility & Services Design

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Site Selection

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Tendering

IMPLEMENT

Our highly experienced team take ownership of the implementation process to ensure that your project is delivered 'right, first time.'

We ensure that implementation is a robustly planned process. By controlling and coordinating all project activities and communicating with all internal and external parties, we lead the process to ensure successful delivery. At the heart of our approach is the management of business and project risk.

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Project Management

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Project Governance

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Risk Management

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Health & Safety Management

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Project Resource Support

TRANSITION

We recognise that a successful project cannot be delivered in isolation and it is imperative that all cross-functional requirements are established and managed to ensure the successful transfer to the future state.

By including seasoned, senior food manufacturers in our team, we ensure all business risk is identified and mitigated whether it be production, engineering, HR, training, commercial, NPD, supply chain or technical. At the heart of our approach is the desire to proactively manage the impact of a project on operations and Opex.

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Change Management

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Transition Planning

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OPTIMISE

Optimisation is the continuous improvement process by which IFP partner with our clients to achieve world class manufacturing operations.

By establishing and embedding a framework, process and culture for continuous improvement, we support our clients in achieving sustainable operational excellence.

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Occupational Health & Safety

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OUR CLIENTS

MAJOR GLOBAL BAKERY MANUFACTURER

MAJOR GLOBAL BAKERY MANUFACTURER

An evaluation and design project as part of the development of a new £35 million production facility with a 24 month programme.

With customers not just across the UK but globally, our client had made the decision to expand the business to meet the ever-growing demands of its large customer base. They had developed a strategic plan for creating a new production facility, however their board required an independent evaluation of this plan before approving it to go ahead.

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MAJOR UK READY MEALS MANUFACTURER

MAJOR UK READY MEALS MANUFACTURER

The implementation of a storage solution with a capital value of £3 million over a 28 week programme.

As a major UK ready meals manufacturer, it is crucial to maintain an agile supply chain to ensure that products reach suppliers and customers as agreed. This includes a number of activities and processes, an important one of which is storage. It is very important to have storage of adequate size and appropriate facilities for the products your company produces.

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UK SPORTS NUTRITION MANUFACTURER

UK SPORTS NUTRITION MANUFACTURER

A £1 million project set over 18 weeks, focused on the location and development of a new UK-based facility.

For nearly twenty years, our client has been using their sporting expertise to offer their customers specialist nutritional performance products. They create products to the highest possible standards and their results are proven: the company works with world-class, professional sportspeople and sporting experts, all of whom value the company’s premium products.

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UK’S LARGEST INDEPENDENT DAIRY

UK’S LARGEST INDEPENDENT DAIRY

An evaluation of a proposed 24 month strategic plan that would cost an estimated £26.5m.

Our client has worked for decades with their farmers to securely deliver a wide range of dairy ingredients to food sectors across the country. As a result, our client has not only established a firm reputation for quality and reliability, but has also become a leading supplier of milk and dairy ingredients to the national food industry.

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GLOBAL MEAT & POULTRY PROCESSOR

GLOBAL MEAT & POULTRY PROCESSOR

A 30 week £2.1 million disaster recovery project following a major fire at the company’s Suffolk production site.

A major meat and poultry processor, our client works with a huge network of farmers to produce their diverse range of products on a bespoke and generic basis for customers across all levels the food industry. Having earned a reputation for dedication to quality and customer service, they continue to innovate and develop their business to provide the best possible products.

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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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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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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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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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Integrated Food Projects have partnered with Kettleby Foods on a number of high-profile multi-million pound capital projects since 2003/4, helping the business to develop and grow. Throughout that time they have provided cost-effective and efficient solutions on development projects both at our existing ready meals production facility and also in creating a new satellite facility. The projects at our existing facility were managed without impact on our ability to service our own clients, and all projects have been delivered within budget, in a timely fashion and to the requisite standards of safety and quality. Their team work ethos and professional approach ensure successful projects and I would utilise Integrated Food Projects in the future without hesitation.

- Jarrod Thorndyke, Production Director

I have worked with Integrated Food Projects on many capital expenditure projects since 2004, the latest being the development of the new plot of land adjacent to our main site. They successfully employed a project delivery process to ensure the integration of a leased modular building solution with the development of the site infrastructure to improve logistics and Health and Safety. Their staff are always positive and enthusiastic and have fostered a team-work approach ensuring another successful project delivered. I look forward to working with them again in the near future.

- Engineering Manager, Major UK Ready Meals Manufacturer