Shaping the Future of the
Agri-Food Sector

We have saved the Agri-Food sector in excess of

5,000,000

through Lean Six-Sigma methodologies.

Maximize Efficiency and Production

Since inception, Develop Consulting has been supporting some of the world’s largest food and beverage processors, greenhouses, growers and manufacturers to remove waste from process, maximizing efficiency and production, increasing profits and providing a competitive edge.

Processors

Greenhouses

Farmers

How Develop Consulting Can Help Your Organization

Utilizing Lean and Six Sigma approaches focused on process improvement, one on one coaching, and root causes analysis, the team at Develop Consulting work shoulder to shoulder with staff and management to create sustainable improvements.

Some of the improvements include:

  • $300,000 savings through redesign of downgrading process for one of North America’s largest fruit processors
  • $200,000 savings through design of U-shaped cells at a Meal Kit producer, resulting in a 26% increase in labour efficiency and 26% reduction in meal kit cost
  • $600,000 savings achieved in production line efficiencies at one of Canada’s largest greenhouse growers through implementation of visual management systems
  • Introduced Lean systems to a world-renowned beer brand increasing overall plant capacity by 17%, improved overall equipment efficiency (OEE) by 10%, and increased line speeds across five main stock keeping units (SKUs) by 7%
  • 50% reduction of split shifts reducing operating costs by $200,000 per annum
  • Generated an additional $1,000,000 in revenue through a 50% reduction in downtime at a leader in dough and batter-based food

Are you a food or beverage processor in British Columbia?

Click the button below to learn about our Lean for Food Processor program subsidized by the Ministry of Agriculture.

B.C. Lean for Food Processor Program

What we do

Remove waste, minimize inventories and increase productivity

Help manage demand and maintain workforce levels

Make you operationally efficient and ready for the future

Improve operational efficiency and performance

Rising demand, changing consumer tastes, increased reliance on automated operations and wage increases are key issues across the food, beverage and agricultural sector. Meeting the challenges of a changing marketplace requires new approaches to improving operational efficiency and performance.

At Develop Consulting, we apply proven Lean and Six-Sigma techniques to minimize inventories, manage demand and maintain the right workforce levels. We work alongside staff and leadership to create sustainable change and build capacity for continuous improvement. Some of the areas that we support organization to focus on are:

  • Improved quality & customer satisfaction

  • Reduction of errors

  • Reduced food waste

  • Reduced water waste

  • Increased productivity & reduced downtime

  • Increased employee morale, engagement, and ownership

  • Facility layout

  • Increased throughput

  • Lean & Six-Sigma training

How We Do it

Harnessing our Toyota and sector experience to bring you ‘best in class’ thinking

Working with you to transfer knowledge to your team ensuring sustainability

Focusing on people and processes to build solutions that empower staff