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Food and Drink

S A Partners supports leading food & drink companies around the world develop their Leadership and Continuous Improvement capability; their Systems; and their Operational Excellence programmes.  

It is our largest sector and our clients include the likes of M&S Food; Cranswick; Kingsland; Glanbia and Harrods. We have the capability to support the full industry value chain of growing, ripening, processing, manufacturing, supply chain and retail. 

Partnering closely with our specialist sectors teams for process industries and retail, and using our Enterprise Excellence Model we can help you to drive cost out whilst increasing value and people engagement: 

We can support you: 

  • Prepare and manage increasing global market and supply chain uncertainties that can drive complexity, escalating costs and labour shortages. 
  • Provide increased market value through accelerated speed to market and increased capacity for innovation and growth 
  • Tackle increasing environmental and social responsibilities through sustainable efficiency programmes. 
  • Optimise your assets and OEE with dedicated TPM solutions and operator-led maintenance strategies. 

Insights from our Sector Head

Jeff Williams shares his thoughts on the current and future challenges facing the Food & Drink Sector.  Jeff speaks regularly at industry conferences on the top of Enterprise Excellence, organisational improvement and culture change.

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Download the M&S Systems for Success Lean Toolkit

M&S has been working proactively with suppliers on issues of ethical trade, environmental sustainability and lean manufacturing since 2007.  This document provides useful tools and case studies to support companies become more sustainable.

Download this toolkit.

Find out more about the S A Partners 11 Step TPM Model

Developed by our team of TPM Experts, the 11 Step Model has supported companies worldwide create robust and sustainable TPM programmes that improve the reliability and availability of assets and engage all stakeholders.

Download guide here.

Lean and Continuous Improvement (CI) Training

Our Lean & CI Training is accredited by the Lean Competency System (LCS) and Cardiff University.  Find out how this training can help you improve efficiency, reduce waste and cost within your organisation.


Case Study: Accolade Wines, Bristol – UK

Richard Lloyd, General Manager of the award-winning Accolade Wines site in Bristol shares how the site has focused on core Lean activities such as Five S and Standard Work as well as their fourth lean principle which is to empower, involve and align every employee on site…


Food And Drink Resources

We have collated free case studies, testimonials, and video case studies showing the successes of our food & drink clients over our 30 years


 Leadership Skills & Training

Leadership Skills & Training

Find out how we can support your Leadership & Continuous Improvement Programmes.

Systems Consulting

Systems Consulting

Supporting your organisation to achieve Enterprise Excellence.

Latest Resources

Latest Resources

S A Partners continues to invest in industry research to support our customers.

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Events & Workshops

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