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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.