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Unlocking the Potential of Agri-food Companies

Agri-food Project Support

Introductory Consultation

Technology Solution Identification

Gaining Value out of Technology

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Agri-food Project Support

Let's be honest: in Agri-food you are only as good as your last delivery, so I understand that day to day has to take precedence. 

This focus on customer service, despite sometimes erratic consumer purchasing patterns and crop availability challenges, often means opportunities can be missed or rushed. Yet we all know that to stand still and to fail to innovate means we go backwards.

I have a wealth of experience covering many functional areas in agri-food, with much of that experience on creating high performing teams and innovation.   

I can provide this experience when you lack the internal resource to run a project or meet a deadline.

Example areas of where my skills have been used

Brexit preparations for the change in border control.

Supply base reviews.

Business strategy planning

New business development

Innovate Agritech project management

You can learn more about my experiences and approaches by visiting my LinkedIn profile. Just click on the icon at the bottom of this page.

Business Meeting

Introductory Consultation

This is an assessment of how you use technology in your business now and discuss your options for the future.

Ideally, I like to interview leaders, managers and shop floor staff to understand the business culture and determine where you are on your digital transformation journey.

These interviews provide great insight into organisational alignment, the day to day challenges and opportunities. The business culture with regards to the use of technology and therefore potential barriers and enablers to the next steps

The review should highlight quick-win opportunities and create discussion points with regards to your business strategy and how technology can support or disrupt it.

Business Meeting

Technology Solution Identification

When you have the day to day to keep running, finding time to identify solutions to opportunities or challenges can be difficult to find.


Thanks to my experience in agrifood and agritech along with my extensive network, I am able to take those areas you want to focus on, identify the need with your team, and then find appropriate solutions.

Example areas of focus:

Better management information.

Improved collaboration

Supply chain transparency & resilience

Admin reduction

Reducing waste

Productivity

Labour shortages

Those solutions are reviewed with stakeholders and then with their buy-in, recommendations are submitted.

Finally, I outline an approach for implementation and the adoption of the chosen technologies.

Brainstorming

Gaining value out of the technology - Managing the Culture Change

This may be implementation of new technology or utilising existing technology better.

Existing technology may be things like:

Microsoft Teams and 365

Enterprise Resource Planning Systems

Grower Management systems

Getting value out of existing data

New technologies may include

ERP / MRP systems

Internet of Things

AI and machine learning

Robotics / automation

Vision systems

Etc.

The approach will always be people-centric and aligned with business goals and stakeholders. Adoption methods will vary depending on the technology and where the company is on their digital transformation journey.