Food Industry

Food Industry conseil

Secteur Food Industry Eurogroup Consulting

OVERALL VIEW

France’s agri-foodstuffs industry – the country’s leading industrial sector and the world’s 4th exporter with a turnover of 160 billion euros – is a strategic asset

It is a competitive, value-creating sector. Its many assets include strong brands, a large innovation budget (7%) and a wealth of human resources, making it the country’s second biggest employer with more than 400,000 staff. Yet there is also a downside: the industry is highly segmented (90% of France’s 10,500 agri-foodstuffs companies are small or medium businesses) and it suffers from a competitive shortfall compared to other European and global industries.

To manage these challenges related to competitiveness, industrial agri-foodstuffs companies are seeking to realise economies of scale and improve their operational performance.

The agri-foodstuffs industry is made up of major groups whose size exceeds a critical threshold, making them large enough to act as major players in international trade. Companies in the sector are increasingly integrating their upstream and downstream value chain in their core business to consolidate their markets. The sector is rationalising its logistics circuits and concentrating its flows so as to optimise delivery times and pricing competitiveness for delivered goods.

Multichannel strategies focus on the final customer. Customer knowledge is a key factor, enabling the creation of future services to generate added value and growth. The development of brands and their media impact is also proving to be a core factor in the equation since they enhance ‘pricing power’.
The agri-foodstuffs industry must also respond to social issues: population changes, new consumer expectations and concerns related to sustainable development, regional progress and stability of purchasing power despite rising raw-material prices.

That is why we devote great effort to staying abreast of developments in the sector. It enables us to understand our clients’ problems, adapt to their culture and anticipate gradual and sudden change in order to provide assistance.

L'offre Eurogroup Consulting - Food Industry Eurogroup Consulting

YOUR CONCERNS

Developing your strategy and deploying your development projects

- Identifying your vision, ambitions and corporate projects.
- Producing your strategic plan and identifying your business model and plan.
- Optimising innovation, efficiency and organisational levers to achieve your ambition: Information Systems, Human Resources, Communication, etc.
- Customising strategies for your business units and departments.
- Developing your operational plan of action for transformation.
- Mobilizing your resources to realise your ambition; implementing your transformation roadmap.

Successfully realising your transformation projects, from diagnosis to implementation

- Conducting diagnosis and identifying levers for improvement.
- Optimising performance related to the organization’s value chain:
      * Commercial marketing efficacy (strategic and operational)
      * Optimisation of industrial performance and the supply chain
      * Elaboration of a master plan and modernised IS governance
      * Support-function performance
- Transformation support:
      * Merger (due diligence) and post-merger support
      * Transformation project support (mobilization, etc.)

Improving quality of service

- Planning and deploying ‘spirit of service’ programmes (customer service-oriented operating standards and behavioural reflexes).
- Optimising prospect and customer itineraries using a multichannel and multi-device approach with a view to improving the level and quality of service supplied.
- Service-quality management (measurement and process of ongoing improvement).

Experts
Food Industry Eurogroup Consulting