Continuous Improvement (CI) in Food and Drink Manufacturing

Delivering Continuous Improvement (CI) within Food and Drinks manufacturing presents unique challenges which Claudius Consulting understands well.

When choosing a Continuous Improvement support partner, it is important that they have experience working within environments where food safety must be considered at every process step. Similarly it can be beneficial to have a support partner who has experience of the individual approaches taken by major customers in the application of business improvement methodologies. As more customers begin to set expectations around Continuous Improvement, and as annual audits begin to place more emphasis on sustaining year on year improvements, Claudius Consulting can help your organisation achieve effective improvements.

Gavin Milne, our lead Food and Drinks Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt Consultant has a wealth of experience in varied food environments where he has operated as a Continuous Improvement Manager, Manufacturing Manager and Factory Manager in both Low and High Care facilities.

Gavin has experience working in and driving change in organisations supplying to Marks & Spencer (M&S), Tesco, Sainsbury’s, McDonald’s, Waitrose, Burger King, Morrisons and Asda.

Gavin’s qualifications include:

  • BEng Mechanical Engineering
  • MPhil relating to the application of Lean Six Sigma
  • Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt
  • Food Integrity Consulting Essential Auditing Skills – Distinction
  • M&S Food Safety & Hygiene Course for Suppliers
  • Level 3 Award in Food Safety for Manufacturing

As more customers request that their supply base apply standardised improvement methodologies, Claudius Consulting are equipped to offer whatever level of tailored support you need. Options may include PDCA, Lean, Lean Six Sigma, Global 8D, Kaizen, SMED, 5S, OEE, TPM, New Product Introduction (NPI), Strategy Deployment or supported project facilitation. One of our most popular programmes is our 3 day ‘Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt for Food/Drink Manufacturing’.

Food and drink manufacturers who we have supported through their continuous improvement journeys include:

  • Coca Cola Enterprises
  • Pepsico
  • Bakkavor
  • Park Cakes
  • Stateside Foods
  • Heinz
  • 2 Sisters Group
  • Kerry Foods
  • New Ivory
  • Greencore
  • Thorntons

Claudius Consulting is the Lean Six Sigma training partner of Aimia Foods who won the ‘Best Factory Award’ in recognition of their business excellence, customer service and ability to inspire its people to give their best at all times.

“Claudius Consulting has been our lean six sigma training partner since 2009 with their in-house training and project facilitation being a key enabling factor in our success. It has not only been a remarkable business journey but also a remarkable personal journey for me in that with their help I obtained ‘Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt’ status. In Claudius Consulting we found the right partner in supporting us on our improvement journey.

Patrick Mroczak (Operations Director) – Aimia Foods Limited

Contact us for further information or a no obligations discussion on Food & Drink CI options