Deep operational expertise

A crucial component

We believe it is critical that the supply side of a business is given the same detailed focus as the demand side.

Our ability to provide both commercial and operational support provides significant additional value for our clients.

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"fruitful relationships based on mutual trust."

Full market coverage

We offer expertise across all categories, temperature regimes, processes and geographies through both in-house knowledge and a large network of global associates.

Our capability spans both operational & supply chain strategy, and M&A support.

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Strategy capability throughout the value chain

We offer a range of services throughout the value chain including:                  

  • Capacity assessment & expansion
  • Cost-out opportunity identification
  • Capital investment project support
  • Supply chain redesign
  • Organisation redesign support & change management
  • Manufacturing footprint strategy
  • S&OP redesign
  • Working capital improvement
  • Make or buy decision

Support during a transaction process

Our ability to provide both commercial & operational due diligence on the sell-side or buy-side, maximises accuracy & efficiency  whilst minimising demands on management.

Within a transactional setting, we offer the following services:

  • Current and future-state capacity assessment
  • Assessment of compliance & hygiene factors
  • Cost-out opportunity identification
  • Forward plan assessment
  • Synergy evaluation
  • Working capital & capital investment assessment
  • Supplier analysis
  • ESG evaluation

Focus on environmental sustainability

Environmental factors - emission reduction, water & land usage, and biodiversity - are growing in prominence for businesses, investors and consumers across the total supply chain. The food & beverage industry has a critical role to play.

Food Strategy Associates have deep understanding of these areas and the pervasive impact of altering the upstream processes & supply chain can have further down the value chain.

Led by a seasoned expert

Our operations expert, Nigel Devine, has 30+ years experience in the food industry in various operational leadership roles in blue-chip businesses.

He has carried out 50+ operations projects for Food Strategy Associates. He has led 20+ operational due diligence mandates,  50+ capital investment feasibility studies, and delivered 15+ new site projects.