The POWERS team identified the true capabilities of the business, changed expectations and implemented a proactive, self-sustaining performance-based culture. The impact? A $30 million turnaround resulting from significant cost control and productivity improvements.
This client is a family-owned, vertically integrated poultry producer in northeast Georgia. Founded more than 50 years ago, it has grown to become one of the largest independent poultry producers in the world, with over 4,500 employees.
The company sells a wide variety of antibiotic-free chicken products to retail and commercial establishments in the United States and 50 countries worldwide.
Despite being one of the world’s largest independent poultry producers, our client needed to significantly upgrade frontline management skills and behaviors, as well as their processes and controls to improve operational performance and the bottom line.
Although successful for decades, the company had experienced successive years of financial losses.
The business was managed on historical performance rather than actual capacity, which masked waste and lost time. In addition, staff levels were out of sync with requirements.
“Firefighting” consumed the attention of frontline manag-ers, coupled with expectations that were far below their actual capabilities.
To further hinder performance, management operating systems were absent or underuti-lized, so the company did not have the critical information necessary for decision-making, forecasting, execution, or evaluation.