Weetabix identified they needed to change their supply chain support organisation to achieve the efficiency improvements outlined in their strategic plan. With more than 70% of the workforce involved in supply chain support Weetabix wanted an approach which involved and engaged leaders, managers and front-line colleagues.
Pecan designed and implemented an approach working primarily with the operations leadership team, supplemented with additional working sessions with key opinion formers through the organisation. These two groups assessed current state and identified opportunities for central and local improvement; defined high level processes aligned with the strategic requirements; developed structural options; assessed the impact of the options and built timelines for implementation of the selected option.
The approach ensured that leaders took ownership of a substantial organisational change enabling them to fully engage their teams in its rationale. It also resulted in greater cost savings and more radical change than initially planned or expected.