Building CI Critical Mass

Case Study: Food and Beverage

Project Highlights

Improve global office operations in NA, SA, Europe, Asia

Targets: Innovation, planning, S&OP, pricing, customer mgmt

Customized training and simulations for adult learning

Additional $39M in benefits expected to be realized in year 2


Yr 1 realized benefits


Increased NPD capacity


Execs & Mgrs trained


S&OP annualized savings


Faster decision-making

Implement an enterprise-wide CI system.

A global manufacturer and marketer of food and beverage products partnered with Kaufman Global to build Continuous Improvement (CI) critical mass and promote operational efficiency through the application of Lean and CI methods. Leadership’s vision was to improve business operations and processes in the office to become as efficient and effective as their supply chain organization. Priority focus areas were chosen that were fundamental to the organization’s strategic growth and development, as well as the overall success of the company.

Working together over a period of 12 months on four continents, significant productivity gains and cost savings were realized within the core business units, supported by sustaining efforts that included:

  • Introducing leadership training and coaching to the senior management team
  • Training and coaching Continuous Improvement Group Leaders
  • Executing targeted improvement events that identified over $48 million (USD) in total benefits
  • Communicating CI progress and results through a communications vehicle – “CI News”
  • Developing and customizing all training and program materials, Lean office training simulation, and modifying versions of existing material to target a broader employee base

“To be in the business day in and day out and to be able to step back and see the process laid out this way is powerful. It’s great to have the process experts in the room.”

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