FOOD: Fast Operating Profit Turnaround in Volatile Times

INDUSTRY Food Processing


“We needed to right-size and re-focus the business, to stay relevant in the market”

– CEO of the Operating Company in Germany

€ 1.2M

Operating profit improvement realised


of the infrastructure

Bi-weekly follow-up

to drive implementation

Needs and Challenges

Due to historical overcapacity and stronger competition, the company faced operating losses and needed to find a way to set the business up for a sustainable future.


We introduced regular operations reviews and used our SCORE method to identify cost reduction opportunities with the team. The transition of the identified loss-making portfolio items to outsourced partners, was managed in three waves. Subsequently the infrastructure was adjusted to the remaining portfolio.

Benefits and Impact

  • 1.2M € profitability improvement in 12 months.
  • Flexibility to integrate innovations in the revised infrastructure.

The Advantage

  • Our ability to combine analytical rigor and proven methodologies.
  • Our experience in driving complex projects in a multi-national and multi-stakeholder environment.

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