Pricing pressures placed a sharpening focus on operating costs in a business with well-established ways of working. With a depot network spanning the UK & NI, only a significant re-structuring would yield the cost savings needed to sustain the organisation.
Reset the operating network on a sound footing to:
The significant opportunity to increase operational efficiency required a systematic review of both the distribution network and ways of working. Drawing on some critical elements of our methodology, particularly important elements included:
Along with evaluating current site capabilities, our review confirmed the potential costs and benefits of change together with the associated risks. A roadmap indicating the transition steps in moving from current to optimal was also prepared in support of creating a compelling business case.
Significant improvement in operating efficiency and effectiveness:
"OP2MA played a crucial role in responding to the immediate challenges brought on by the Covid pandemic and the subsequent reshaping of our operations and depot network in order to deliver material cost savings for the long term."
Andrew Hogley, CEO, British Wool