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A LEADING PROVIDER OF PREPARED FOODS AND SPECIALTY BAKERY PRODUCTS

  • Problem: Under new ownership and CEO, a food Products Company w/ 3 Divisions (Bakery, Fresh Foods, DSD) was formed thru poorly integrated acquisitions, resulting in inefficient operations and excessive costs
  • Solution: Cost reduction targets were established that would be utilized to set strategic direction for acquisition. Once acquired, Synergetics worked directly with the management team to implement strategy, develop an Operating System, and achieve a targeted run rate
  • ROI: Reduced “run rate” costs in excess of $20M/yr; Achieved a 33% SKU; Reduction/rationalization, formulation and consolidation and closure of two facilities; Bakery division sold for a healthy profit

A target of $20M in operating cost reductions were identified for the following areas:

  • Product Rationalization
  • Lean Manufacturing, Layouts, Material Flow and change over reduction
  • Organizational Redesign
  • Management Operating Systems, Metrics, and Training
  • Production Control and Inventory Planning (ERP)
  • Facilities Consolidation
  • Logistics Optimization

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