An Inside-Out Strategy To Increase Profitability of Food Manufacturing Companies

From a study performed in 2018 by the Food Strategy Institute, we learned that food manufacturing companies are losing around 5% of their annual turnover in terms of non-quality and internal inefficiencies. Most companies fail to address this major loss in an effective manner. By the same token, the ASQ Global State of Quality report shows that only 39% of the companies around the globe do measure the financial impact of non-quality to some extent. In this presentation, Rob Kooijmans – CEO of the Food Strategy Institute – will show what steps companies should take to address this and so deliver double-digit improvement to their bottom-line performance.

About the Presenters

Rob Kooijmans, is a very experienced (interim) manager with a vast track record in the international food and feed industries, complemented with pharmaceutical ingredient manufacturing. Rob is CEO, co-founder, and co-owner of the Food Strategy Institute, which also encompasses Food Safety Experts and Rob has worked for a wide range of companies, including Unilever, DSM, and TNO Triskelion. He has held positions from (interim) QA manager at the site level to VP QA for large, multinational companies. Rob as extensive international work experience. His professional experience also includes a background in strategic change management and innovation management. Rob is an international speaker and author.

Bill Alrich is a veteran of the software industry with a history of success in senior positions at large and small firms. For 20 years he has focused on supply chain operations for manufacturers and distributors. Bill has worked with a diverse group of companies to develop and implement solutions to their challenges in logistics, fulfillment, quality, and supply chain management.