MAIN INDUSTRY SECTORS

  • automotive
  • building products
  • cabling
  • distribution
  • engineering
  • electrics
  • electronics
  • fibres
  • finance
  • food & drink
  • furniture
  • glass
  • glass-fibres
  • logistics
  • manufacturing
  • meat processing
  • metal
  • packaging
  • paper
  • pharmaceutical
  • plastics
  • piping
  • plumbing
  • printing
  • rubber
  • transport
  • warehousing
  • waste management

MAIN PROCESSES

  • assembly
  • counting
  • distribution
  • colouring
  • extrusion
  • injection molding
  • IT
  • logistics
  • marketing
  • manufacturing
  • mixing
  • packaging
  • packing
  • plastics PE, PP, PVC
  • printing
  • sales
  • thermo- forming
  • supply chain
  • warehousing

Disclaimer

WHAT WE HAVE DONE SO FAR

ASSA ABLOY Sicherheitstechnik GmbH / ASSA ABLOY Group
ASSA ABLOY is a global manufacturer and supplier of security lock and door opening solutions for the building industry. Over a period of 22 months we provided leadership and project management skills to their EMEA division and German, Dutch and Romanian subsidiaries. ... Read on

DS Smith Rapak GmbH / DS Smith Group
RAPAK is part of the DS Smith Flexible Packaging Division and manufactures and supplies bag-in-box packaging solutions for liquid and semi liquid products to the food, beverage and industrial sectors. Over a period of 7 months we provided leadership and strategic management skills to their German subsidiary, a quite independent £ 30m SME business with 130 employees. ... Read on

Janssen - CILAG AG / Johnson & Johnson Group
CILAG manufactures and packages advanced sterilisation products for the global J&J supply chain. These are used worldwide, mainly for low temperature sterilisation of surgical instruments in hospitals. We were engaged over a period of 9 months to help with the project management and implementation of a US$ 5m investment for 2 brandnew state-of-the-art manufacturing lines. ... Read on

APTEAN / (formerly trading as: CDC Software)
APTEAN provides out-of-the-box Enterprise software solutions that are currently predominantly used in the packaging industry of food and pharma products. In close cooperation with CDC/Aptean we have provided the resources to implement their LEAN manufacturing ERP Programme APTEAN MES ... Read on

ONE51 Group
This Irish investor group needed a fast viability assessment of one of their waste management sites. Within 4 weeks a proposal to initiate a turnaround rather than closing the site... Read on

VION Food Group
A 3-months Lean Coaching contract within the supply chain of the Dutch owned high quality food producer. The project started with a SCM analysis followed ... Read on

Dairy Crest
A 2-day Lean / Six Sigma process line analysis at a Dairy Crest Prepack Centre for customising ... Read on

UK Shed Manufacturer
Personal advisor to MD to help with turnaround during recession after typical symptoms made him fear for his existence. The implementation of ... Read on

Global Automation and Power Technology Company
In 2011, we project-managed the in-sourcing process and reintegration of the 3rd party logistics function for one of their manufacturing businesses (£35m). The company had set themselves the challenge to create a 'best-in-class', green and sustainable warehouse with KPI driven lean processes. FBC provided the project & change management skills for this task. The project scope entailed ... Read on

In 2009, we complemented their international Engineering Consultancy Team for Business System Validation. FBC supported the activities in governance & compliance auditing / SOX testing. As soon as ... Read on

During 2007 and early 2008, we delivered a supply chain analysis and implemented a complex restructuring task for one of their businesses, ... Read on

In the latter part of the year the business implemented a new ERP system reducing 9 legacy systems into one. The 9-months contract with one of their electrical components business included the managed support during the cutover period from SAP with data cleansing, testing & validation, training & overall planning guaranteeing a seamless on time Go-LIVE handshake.

Following on from that FBC was retained to help the same business with a considerable profitability improvement and SAP optimisation project to align people and processes, to close gaps in the various processes (PP, MM, SD, FI-CO and WM), to cut inventory, reduce fixed costs, improve debtors days, stock turns, product range and product margins.

Bombardier
Project Management Training in the rail industry - a 3 year contract as trainer & mentor to manifest a common approach for rail projects across their European sites.

Corus Steel
Process safety review in European plants as a member of a global consultancy team before and during the TATA takeover.

Magnetar & Citadel Group - US Equity Finance
FBC advised in a consulting function in a major merger/acquisition project and prepared a due diligence evaluation for several European sites.

RNID
The Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID) is the largest charity ...

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Hamburg Port Authority
Approved supplier for Hamburg Port Authority. HPA ordered ... Read on

Global market studies for PIRA International
FBC Ltd. has completed several contracts with PIRA International, the publisher for the plastic and packaging industry, to undertake ... Read on

Business Start-up

Personal Strategic Advisor / Coach to the MD to help establish the administration and control side of a ten months old business that successfully manufactures and markets exercise devices to an international customer base.

Warehousing & Transport business
Strategic business analysis confirmed that the business was losing money and was on the brink of becoming insolvent. During a six months turnaround management contract, ... Read on

Manufacturing business for automotive cable looms and harnesses
Strategic business analysis targeted to stop profit erosion and implement tools to visualise performance improvements (KPI's), range review and rationalisation, improve cost and quality monitoring, communication and overall efficiencies.

Kitchen and Bedroom furniture manufacturer
Personal strategic advisor and coach to the MD to help sustain the company's profitability (PBIT) while doubling their turnover in less than 1 year. Designed cost saving plan and monitoring tools to ... Read on

Glass fibre-reinforced pipe system manufacturer
18 months Interim MD assignment on behalf of a Japanese venture capitalist to rescue ... Read on

Bed and mattress manufacturer
Part of a UK privately owned Group, six months contract in one of their ... Read on

Publishing & Packaging Businesses
Business Analysis of 2 similar businesses offering packaging and delivery service to the publishing industry with the objective to improve their operational efficiencies within a three months contract. Efficiencies were up by 25%, due to shorter cycle times and higher throughput thanks to a re-layout of the plant, machinery and packaging tables.

Others to include:
Strategic development of high growth SMEs, improvements to inventory management and MRP issues, outsourcing and Business Start-ups within the European industry.


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