Our client is an international leader in the baking industry, producing one of the industry’s broadest ranges of products for customers in more than 100 countries. As part of their growth and expansion plans, they were looking to redesign one of their key manufacturing sites, introducing new equipment and processes. As this was a specific discrete project and they did not have the available resources onsite, they felt it would be an ideal opportunity to engage an interim.
Given that the project was being carried out to tight timescales, based on the delivery of new capital equipment and minimising any ‘down time’, it was important that, as well as being immediately available, the interim had the experience and capability to ‘hit the ground running’ and get to grips with the aims of the project and the physical constraints of the site very quickly.
Wickland Westcott was able to identify a strong interim Project Engineer who had carried out similar pieces of work for other food manufacturing companies and who had a comprehensive suite of software packages which enabled effective project planning and the design of floor plans to enable the most efficient design solution. The interim was able to not only ensure that the project was carried out to timescales and budget but was also able to offer independent advice and alternative ideas to further improve operational efficiencies.
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