Food & Drink: Case Study 3

Background

International North American listed and based specialist foods producer acquired a privately owned UK business. Independent project management was required to plan, manage and formalise the integration of the two businesses over a fixed term period.

Key challenges were differing working styles and processes, culture and geography and shared / different international products and markets.

Our Approach

  • Applied specialist software to manage integration in real time globally
  • Established a physical and virtual project management office
  • Defined and led sub-project teams to handle more than 40 work streams
  • Produced integration project management plan
  • Commissioned functional sub-teams to co-ordinate the integration projects
  • Aligned process to the company’s strategic framework

The Benefits to the Client

  • Tailored solution that addressed softer issues such as cultural and business style differences
  • Imbedded integration team in the acquired business which gave peace of mind
  • Maximised collaboration and identification of synergies across the two businesses, avoiding "them and us" from the outset
  • Removed the strain and pressure of managing integration, allowing for business and operational continuity without distraction
  • Broke down an overwhelming and resource heavy process into manageable and realistic planned activities
  • Tailored a flexible integration planning software solution to specific requirements

The Plus Factor in Action

  • We helped our client make money by tailor making a flexible integration planning software solution to specific requirements
  • We saved our client time by removing the strain and pressure of managing integration, allowing for business and operational continuity without distraction
  • We gave our client peace of mind by imbedding the integration team in the acquired business
  • We supported them now and in the future by maximising collaboration and identification of synergies across the two businesses, avoiding “them and us” from the outset
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