Food & Drink
How can we help?
Organizations within the Food & Drink sector have been part of our portfolio for over 27 years helping them to achieve operational excellence; increase throughput; deliver a consistent service; reduce lead times and improve overall quality; among other improvements.
We provide training programs and improvement consultancy support, specifically designed for the sector, empowering staff at all levels to achieve positive change.
We help the Food & Drink sector to develop and enhance a culture of continuous improvement through Lean and Agile certification programs and tailor-made Lean training courses.
Over the past 27 years our consulting team has successfully worked with a range of clients from single-site, local and national companies to large, multi-site global operations. Our approach is based on a collaborative, partnership-driven working style; effective stakeholder engagement, knowledge transfer and consensus building to develop an optimal future state that will best meet the needs of the organization.
Our Food & Drink clients are achieving real, sustainable results ranging from savings of €100,000+ on a Black Belt training project to €10 million on a large scale, multi-site, consulting, transformation project. Furthermore, there are enormous benefits through positive culture change; employee engagement and soft skills development.
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Request a Proposal
Leading Edge Group can assess the unique needs of your Food or Drink organization and provide you with a tailored proposal. Please get in touch with us to find out more.
Practical Training Programs
Our training programs are suitable for all Food & Drink sector employees. We can also provide tailor-made programs that focus on a specific tool or technique – for example, Lean strategic planning and deployment; value stream mapping; 5S; visual management; etc.
Agile Belt Certification
Agile is a proven way to transform your organization, encourage innovation and accelerate a culture where everyone is working better, smarter and more efficiently. We have developed a portfolio of Agile support programs and services to enable organizations to build standard capabilities and maximize the execution of improvements depending on your requirements.
Consultancy SupportLeading Edge Group delivers both strategic and operational consulting for Food & Drink sector organizations.
Establishing a Lean Deployment and Management SystemInclusive of vision and strategy; governance; capability building model; measurement framework; stakeholder engagement plan and deployment roadmap.
Lean TransformOur transformation framework is designed to support the individual needs of each organization. This journey takes your organization from daily firefighting and silo managed processes to work area self-reliance and sustained growth.
Lean Performance ImprovementLeading Edge Group provides both structured Lean consulting programs and tailored support for your organization. Our Lean Start and Plus programs introduce Lean to your organization through facilitating short and medium sized process improvements built around a framework for further progression. We can also provide expertise to support specific continuous improvement initiatives including service delivery reviews and specific Lean improvement initiatives.
Research and EvaluationWe provide qualitative and quantitative research services that help organizations make data-informed decisions and improve programs and services. Our services include digital and continuous improvement assessments; commercial feasibility studies and specific health check diagnostics to measure baseline performance of relevant processes and services.
Lean Digital TransformationLean Digital transformation is the process of using Lean practices and digital technologies to improve operational performance and customer experiences. It will drive innovation across your teams and enable you to successfully evolve your organization. Our 5D approach to digital transformation integrates seamlessly with our Lean Transformation framework to deliver an integrated model for your organization. Our 5D approach to digital transformation integrates seamlessly with our Lean Transformation framework to deliver an integrated model for your farm.
AgileAgile is a proven way to transform your organization, encourage innovation and accelerate a culture where everyone is working better, smarter and more efficiently. We have developed a portfolio of Agile support programs and services to enable organizations to build capabilities and maximize the execution of improvements.
We worked on a Continuous Improvement (CI) project through the provision of management consulting, training and certification support.
Research and development of a study to explore the feasibility of a new spin-out company…
Dairy Food Processor: Lean Transform with a focus on creating and sustaining Lean culture & behaviours
Significant growth was projected in the milk pool by 2020 with a circa 60% increase…
Global Supplier of Diary Foods: Implementation of a Lean management system to support sustainable growth
An operational excellence programme supported by simple governance and a clear vision was established and…
Led by Experts
Our experts have significant experience in delivering process and quality improvement consulting, facilitation and training across diverse stakeholder groups from all levels across the Food & Drink sector.All Experts
What Our Clients Say
“Our Lean Transformation has been extremely successful and our partners, the Leading Edge Group, were key to achieving those results. The consultants and trainers helped to build our capabilities which will enable the long term sustainability of continuous improvement practices at all our facilities.”
– CI Lead, Dairygold Food Ingredients
We work with staff at all levels and functions of the organization, from the Supply Chain to front-line staff. We’ve helped both large and small enterprises across Canada, Ireland and Australia with their Continuous Improvement efforts.
If you have any further questions, or want to register a group, get in touch:
Europe – Ireland
Charter House Cobh,
Tel: +353 (21) 4855863
North America – Canada
60 St. Clair Avenue East Suite 805,
Tel: +1 (416) 637 5074