Manufacturing

We have a first rate understanding of the issues facing manufacturing industry and we have worked with some major manufacturers such as Lenzing AG, Tetra Pak and KAO Brands to develop their managers to inspire and engage their people to improve the business’ performance and drive competitive advantage.

Despite the decline since the 1970s, when manufacturing contributed 25% of UK GDP, manufacturing is still a major contributor to the UK’s economy making up 11% of GVA and employing £2.5m people, and as such is the 11th largest in the world.

Drivers for change in the sector include:

  • The costs and rewards of operating in different countries around the world continue to evolve and therefore decisions have to be made about where to design, make and service products.

  • Consumption will increase in the developing nations providing an opportunity for manufacturers to serve those markets.

  • Meanwhile, in established markets, demand will further fragment as customers want greater variation and more types of after-sales service. This will create fresh demand but manufacturers will need to be innovative and flexible about how they meet the demand.

  • Finding the best people and skills to develop the next generation of products and services.

  • Requirements to reduce manufacturing’s long term impact on climate change.

We can develop your managers and staff to deal with these challenges and deliver a fundamental shift in the culture and performance of your business. We have the unique ability to deeply understand your business vision, strategy, and goals and to design development interventions that will deliver significant business benefits.  To learn more about our work in this sector and the impact we have had read our Lenzing AG case study.  Alternatively see how our other clients have benefited from our support by visiting What Our Clients Say.

 

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