Industries

Building materials

Proudfoot can significantly improve your Target Operating Model (TOM) through laying the foundation for industry excellence from quarry to client delivery.

A Target Operating Model that transforms your business operations

To compete, you may need to increase revenues, lower cash costs and improve customer service across your value chain, or reinvent your current operating model. Or, you may also need to do all the above.

Proudfoot can significantly improve your Target Operating Model (TOM) through laying the foundation for industry excellence from quarry to final client and maximizing your EBITDA and Return on Net Assets by exercising our core competency of TOM Transformation through people, safely. From aggregates, cement to ready mix.

Within Building Materials, Proudfoot has realized over US $1 billion in benefits for our clients through our most recent assignments, and typically achieves an ROI of between 4 and 10 times the cost of our programs within the first year. We have completed thousands of successful transformation projects over 72 years and our engagements are often cost/benefit neutral before completion.

What if you could...

  • Remove complexity and standardize all your operational sites, while reducing your cash cost by €5 - €10 per ton?
  • Leverage the experience of 200+ engagements in 900 locations worldwide, to implement the next-generation operating model across your value chain?
  • Implement a leaner, more agile organization and footprint which puts you ahead of your competitors?
  • Increase shareholder value, engage your people in positive transformation, achieve record production at optimal operating cost, and do it safely?

...with Proudfoot you can!

We design, implement and accelerate operational and digital transformation through people. We partner with organizations to solve strategically important problems that impede top-line growth or bottom-line results.

This allows us to create new capabilities and harness the power of your people to build an engaged culture, turbocharge leadership behaviors, and implement improved operating models. Through collaboration with your front-line supervision, your middle management, and your senior executives, we fully implement solutions that transform your operations – the way you and your people do business.

Our clients

Featured results

Increase operational performance: “We are impressed by your capacity to implement and put in place a ‘Coup de Boost.’ After previous projects in operational areas, we wanted to try your methodology on the SG&A costs, and it was the best decision. We need to continue working with you and your methodology as it really succeeds.” Company CEO

Case studies

Post Merger Integration: Having previously delivered more than €100M in operational improvements for Lafarge, the CEO of Lafarge Africa called on Proudfoot to support their post-merger integration with Holcim in Nigeria, a critical market.

Cost Savings for Quarries: 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.

TOM Ready Mix: One of the Regional Ready Mix Divisions of a world leader in building materials had been underperforming for years. Having gone through restructures, the expected turnaround had still not been achieved.

TOM SG&A Efficiency: The Country CEO of a world leader in building materials was faced with a challenging situation in his market. Prices and volumes were under pressure and were to remain so in the foreseeable future. Having started a strategic review of the SG&A organization and its cost, the company had failed to deliver the targeted savings in this area of the business.

Areas of impact

  • Operational Excellence
  • Safe Operations
  • Commercial Excellence
  • Asset Management
  • Revenue Enhancement
  • Logistics and Transportation Excellence
  • Supply Chain
  • Managing Asset Start-Ups
  • Employee Engagement and Alignment
  • Post-Merger Integration
  • SG&A & Shared Services
  • Community Engagement
  • Culture Transformation

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