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Our Expertise

Track Record of Guaranteed Results

We have a long and strong track record across all types of FMCG manufacturing, especially Food.  We have worked with over 110 sites, across 18 years, identifying more than £125m of annualised improvements, and having worked with sites to implement more than £40m annualised benefit.  We started strong – in the first 5 weeks of our first project in 2002, we made a change that saves £450k per year, and is still in place, delivering to this day – and continual improvement applies to us to – we’ve continued to get better and better over the years.

We have also advised on 20+ manufacturing acquisition deals totaling more than £4bn deal value.  Not least this is because we are quick to tell up front exactly what is achievable, and how much effort it is going to be required, and what the risks are, simply because we’ve been living guaranteed results for 18 years.

Premier Providers of Improvement Support

Our expertise in Lean, Six Sigma, TPM, Operational Excellence, Management Development, and a range of in-house developed approaches, means we tailor our Rapid Improvement model to each client; whether working with small family-run businesses, or blue-chips across multiple sites. Over the past 15 years, we have refined a range of solutions to help you assess your true losses, understand how to make the improvements, engage your teams to drive progress, and develop reliable, sustainable productivity gains.

FIND A SOLUTION

Finely-tuned Methodologies for each Sector

We specialise in FMCG manufacture, with a very strong track record in Food & Drink, but our first client was in Iron & Steel and we’ve also worked across Paper, Packaging & Printing, and the Chemical & Pharmaceutical sectors. Each sector has a different asset base and set of base assumptions – and our success has been in tailoring our approach prioritised according to key financial ratios such as ‘Depreciation per FTE’ and ‘Raw Material to Total Product Cost’.

LEAN FOR FMCGS

Highly Skilled Practitioners

The only Lean improvement company in the UK awarded the Investors in People Gold Standard, we use highly-skilled Practitioners to implement our programmes – not Consultants. Our Practitioners have all managed a factory, or a significant part of one, and are dedicated to working with your teams to improve productivity by training, getting involved in meetings, and working with the shopfloor – in the way only true operational professionals can.

MEET THE TEAM

Forefront of Manufacturing Innovation

With decades of broad operational experience at the forefront of manufacturing, our team is well equipped to build and/or review Operational Strategy, knowledgeable about the technologies and run strategies available to manufacturers, and the relative merits of different approaches to improvement. As such, we are able to provide professional consultancy services to support your organisational capability towards improvement – including Operational Due Diligence, Operational Strategy, and Lean Manufacturing Audit compliance, and more…

CONSULTANCY SERVICES

Testimonials

Before LI came I was facing a £2million factory extension project as my only solution for growth… I would recommend LI Europe to any food manufacturing business which wants to achieve rapid and sustainable productivity improvement.

Graham Whittle, Managing Director, Whitby Seafoods

"I am amazed at what has been achieved in 5 weeks. I'm very impressed that such an approach can make fundamental changes in a mature environment with a lot of closed thinking. I am now totally convinced..., and will support the rollout across all the businesses under my control"

Supply Chain Director, Asia Pacific, major Multinational Food & Beverage Company