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    Food Processors

    Now is the time to reach the next level of digital supply chain and operations maturity

Adapting to a rapidly changing market

The global crisis has caused significant disruptions to the food processing supply chain and operations. In an industry where working from home is not an option, labor shortages due to sickness, the challenges of complying with social distancing rules, restrictions on workforce mobility, transport and logistics bottlenecks and plant shutdowns made the last year one many would rather forget.

Going forward, if changes in consumer preference become permanent, larger companies will need to act fast to compete with their smaller, more agile competitors. Traceability, quality, predictability and security will be paramount in the post-pandemic world. To drive EBITDA, cost and cash in a practical accelerated way and protect margins, executives will need to quickly establish a data control tower to drive visibility, accountability and control across the digital end-to-end supply chain and operations.

Maine Pointe is the number one Supply Chain Consulting Firm in the US, according to Consulting US (beating global brand names and niche firms). In addition, in 2021 Forbes and Statista recognized Maine Pointe as one of America's Best Management Consulting Firms for the second consecutive year. Both lists are based on independent insights and surveys from clients, experts and consultants.

Delivering accelerated measurable, sustainable results 

Company Results
Global food producer and distributor (CS175)
  • Implemented a direct procurement model to take control of product cost and quality
  • Switched 50% of required volumes to direct sourcing from low-cost countries
  • Reduced dependency on third-party importers
  • Increased visibility and speed of reaction to changing market supply & demand
  • Achieved 27% saving in delivered cost of quality product
Leading producer of nutritional supplements (CS203)
  • Worked with transport providers to get a better deal without disrupting service
    Helped accelerate navigation of complex regulations in China
  • Accelerated supplier sourcing
  • Improved annualized savings by 50% within four months
  • Delivered 12% reduction in material spend and 16% annualized savings in transportation
  • Achieved a 5:1 project ROI

Major US food producer and shipper (CS104)
  • Moved from tactical to strategic procurement
  • Installed a supplier relationship management system
  • Annualized benefits of 11% of addressable spend on packaging and MRO categories
  • Trained and mentored client team in strategic sourcing process
  • Implemented a PMOS
  • Achieved a 4:1 ROI

Major European food processor (CS174)
  • Achieved 5% saving on addressable spend
  • Implemented a competitive tendering process
  • Implemented cultural and operational transformation across the business
  • Achieved a 50% EBITDA improvement

I am happy to report that, not only were our joint savings targets exceeded, but that our supplier relationships and transparency have also improved dramatically. The practical and pragmatic approach of the Maine Pointe team, has laid a solid foundation for ongoing improvements within our procurement department.”

CEO, Food Processing

Our experience with Maine Pointe was a very positive one. Apart from the significant financial benefit accruing from our procurement and supply chain engagement, we will continue to benefit from the up-skilling of staff, process innovation and change mentality the engagement delivered. Maine Pointe are professional partners, focused on delivery and making the results stick. I have no hesitation in recommending Maine Pointe to others.

Rob Burnett, CEO Bernard Matthews

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