• Alexander Proudfoot Alexander Proudfoot

    Proudfoot designs, implements and accelerates operational transformation - realizing tomorrow's results today. More About Alexander Proudfoot
  • Chemicals

    Elevating Operational and Financial Performance

    We help our clients adapt and embrace change, allowing them to tackle industry challenges head on. Working with our client’s front-line employees, we deliver a step-change in performance that sets them apart from the competition.

    Typical Results

    Results you can count on
    What we can help you achieve


    • Productivity and throughput improved 32%
    • Energy costs reduced 15%
    • Overtime decreased 52%
    • 52% service level improvement
    • 35% plant productivity increase
    • 37% downtime reduction
    • 12% change over time reduction
    • Safety awareness increase
    • 23% overhead reduction
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    What We Do

    Your partner for rapid sustainable change
    The Formula for Success

    With unrivaled experience and an expansive base of knowledge built during the course of more than 70 years, Proudfoot improves near-term operational and financial performance without the need for capital expenditure.

    • Executing rapidly and effectively
    • Delivering sustainable results
    • Developing long-term relationships
    CHEM-WWD-TX1The key to our success is our ability to drive the rapid and effective execution of corporate strategy throughout the organization, adding speed, predictability and control.
    CHEM-WWD-TX2Everything from improving safety, cutting energy costs, driving productivity, increasing plant efficiency, eliminating supply chain inefficiencies and accelerating innovation–we ensure the sustainability of results by providing our client's employees with the tools, skills and behaviors required to succeed.
    We have partnered with companies of all sizes on multiple projects. Our focus on execution enables them to deliver the results required to achieve their strategic objectives.

    Client Results

    What our clients say
    "The contribution of Alexander Proudfoot in improving the productivity in our factory has been very valuable. By identifying and then visualizing excess capacity, by improving product flows and planning procedures, all the staff have gone through a learning process which the Proudfoot team has led with perspicacity, but also with feeling for the human aspects involved."
    Divisional Managing Director, Bayer AG
    "Their unique method of training and coaching focused task teams allowed our people to develop the sales management systems and product design processes that matched the market demand. The implementation of the task team recommendations meant the involvement of our people at all levels, something we have never experienced before. One other critical tool provided by Alexander Proudfoot was sales team coaching. We have had sales training for years, yet were never assured that the techniques were translated into behavior in the field. Proudfoot worked diligently with our managers to train them as coaches and these lessons are now a routine part of our culture.”
    President North America, Henkel
    Project Results - successful past projects
    • Cost reduction
    • Manufacturing excellence
    • End-to-End

    Objective: The Chief Executive Officer needed to achieve substantial cost reduction while economic trends were impacting the growth of his operations.

    Approach: Proudfoot enhanced existing processes to increase sales, capacity and throughput. The project also tackled costs, capital expenditure and overhead through new systems aimed at enabling management to make correct, accurate and timely decisions.  

    Results: Proudfoot helped the company to improve its business processes and systems to better achieve its objectives. The new processes and systems resulted in optimized resource utilization, reduced energy consumption and improved maintenance contractor utilization.

    Objective: The company had recently undertaken an initiative aimed at improving operational excellence and partnered with Proudfoot to ensure the new initiative implemented standardized transformation methodology in a fast and structured way.

    Approach: Proudfoot installed an awareness and execution mindset around the effectiveness of equipment and maintenance using best practices. A toolkit with related processes and management tools helped ensure the same approach could be applied to other sites.
    Results: Proudfoot helped the company increase throughput by optimizing usage of equipment and improving maintenance activities. Better management of internal and external resources reduced maintenance costs, and new proactive behavioral models ensured that employees were able to deliver ongoing improvements

    Objective: A company hoped to grow its operations. The executive team brought in Proudfoot to leverage opportunities for growth and enhance the company's position in the area.

    Approach: The Proudfoot team reviewed and analyzed current processes in the areas of procurement, facility management, human resources, IT and finance. Based on this review, the team created new procurement processes for transport and warehousing services and introduced automated procurement orders. Training sessions were conducted, focused on appropriate management behavior, systems utilization and interactive management skills.

    Results: Proudfoot helped the company achieve internal cost savings in the areas of payroll, travel, general expenses and process streamlining. The company was also able to increase the productivity of its employees.

    Areas of Impact

    • Strategic procurement
    • Productivity
    • Revenue growth
    Our approach to supplier relationship management is collaborative in nature and yields better pricing and superior results, which our clients translate directly into a competitive advantage in the marketplace. By combining our world class execution experience with unparalleled change management experience, we deliver our clients a world class strategic procurement infrastructure that sets these organizations apart from the competition.

    Improving productivity and increasing organizational effectiveness can deliver a real step-change in business performance, enabling companies to gain a valuable competitive advantage over rivals.

    Alexander Proudfoot has been synonymous with productivity improvements and operational effectiveness since 1946. We use a unique methodology for measuring productivity, first developed by our founder and continuously updated and refined since then.

    Businesses, regardless of their size, sector or location are hungry for growth. Under mounting pressure from stakeholders to deliver sustained, steady and profitable growth, business leaders need confidence that their company and their people can perform when the crunch comes, to outclass the competition.

    Our clients achieve increases in top line growth through improved selling skills, as well as more effective sales management, pricing strategies and better customer interfaces to maximize margins and profit.

    Other Areas
    • Planning and production
    • Maintenance
    • Energy consumption
    • Research and development
    • Engineering
    • Personnel
    • Distribution
    • Warehouse
    • Shipping and receiving
    • Stocks and supplies
    • Quality control
    • Facility layout
    • Inventory
    • Packaging
    • Recovery