Building Materials Case Study

What if you could deliver substantial business outcomes and create a culture of continuous improvement across dozens of locations?

A MARKET LEADER IN BUILDING MATERIALS needed to lower costs by €1 per ton to remain competitive.

The CEO needed to urgently accelerate the identification and delivery of costs savings across over 100 quarries in France.

As one of the world’s leading suppliers of aggregates, the company supplies the market with a wide range of building materials including sand, grit and blocks for all types of applications.

Many competitors in the market have lower fixed costs and the company faces continual pressure to manage operating costs.

Seizing every opportunity for operational efficiency while pursuing profitable growth, a 30% drop in sales made a significant impact. It was clear that internal efforts were not enough to remain competitive.

The CEO engaged Proudfoot to accelerate the identification of savings across its quarries, rationalize the organizational structure and lower logistics and production costs.

A 17-week pilot pinpointed what needed to change, delivered the savings and secured the required employee buy-in.

A fast-paced national rollout followed.


Posted on March 5, 2020

By Proudfoot Team

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