Case Studies

We are proud to showcase a wide range of projects and training programmes we have successfully completed across a range of industry sectors.

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Sector

Arriva – Rail

The arrival of new advanced rolling stock in 2020 meant engineering maintenance teams had to develop robust plans to repurpose 4 engineering depots across North England. Additionally, there was requirement to accelerate continuous improvement to deliver effective fleet utilisation.

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Aspen Pumps

Following rapid expansion, the Aspen business has grown ever more complex with a broadening reach and supplier base. The resulting supply chain complexity has led to inefficiencies in sourcing, routes and excessive handling throughout.

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Endless LLP - Karro Food Group

Endless LLP required operational due diligence support on the prospective purchase of Vion Pork, Poultry and Red Meat divisions, filling a gap in the experience set of Endless with regards to FMCG and operations capability.

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LVMH – Glenmorangie Academy

Forecasted growth created a defined need to increase capacity at the state of the art Alba Campus bottling facility in Livingston. The key requirement was to do this sustainably through upskilling local management rather than investing in new capital equipment.

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Labeyrie Fine Foods - Global Supply Chain

As a high performing supplier with strong relationships throughout its supply chain, Labeyrie was looking to energise a retailer-led value chain programme and engage stakeholders throughout the various organisations involved.

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Mastercard – Access Prepaid Worldwide

The requirement of Access Prepaid Worldwide (APW) was to deliver an enhanced supply chain capability to reduce lead times and unit costs.

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McBride Plc

Stagnating sales, declining profitability, an excessive overhead cost base and a lack of clear leadership had created a need for fundamental change, with management focussed on delivering business as usual rather than transformational change.

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National Health Service

The National Health Service (NHS) is the umbrella term for the £130bn publicly-funded healthcare systems of the United Kingdom (UK). Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) are NHS organisations set up by the Health and Social Care Act 2012 to organise the delivery of NHS primary care services in England, replacing the role of the Primary Care Trusts (PCT’s).

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Sainsbury’s

Sainsbury’s is one of the leading retailers in the U.K., established in 1869 and operating a store estate in excess of 1,000 locations from convenience stores to hypermarkets.

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SIG Distribution

SIG had recently opened their largest ‘hub’ warehouse, with a turnover of £60m and the result of consolidating 6 legacy branches. However, the operation lacked business processes and systems to operate effectively.

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Winfresh – Supply Chain Cost Reduction

Representing the interests of 4,000+ farmers, Windard Island Bananas were exposed to an EU proposed single tariff on imports that would have removed their protection from low cost Latin American suppliers.

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GXO Logistics - Amazon

Working at a flagship Amazon site of over 1M sqft, there was a requirement to improve stock accuracy by better managing the receipt, put-away and control of stock.

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End to End Value Chain Analysis

The project objective was to identify implementable margin improvement opportunities in a range of ready meals supplied to a major retailer through changes to physical practices, processes, systems and behaviour.

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Management Development and Continuous Improvement

Focus was required to review a high performing £90m turnover site supplying a major UK retailer with Italian ready meals. Performance had stalled, budgets had been set that failed to stretch and realise the full potential of the business.

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Energy Consumption

Following the challenging climate throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and other contributing factors, the resulting energy crisis resulted in our client seeing huge increases in their energy costs, requiring urgent action to mitigate and remain profitable.

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Libra provided the business with a clear sense of opportunity, a roadmap for delivery, and a quality of people that underpinned it's delivery.

Gavin Williams - Managing Director - XPO Logistics

The Libra team looked at our business from field to shelf to help us streamline our processes and drive out every unnecessary pound.

Bernard Cornibert, CEO - Wibdeco

We needed to maintain our data to the highest standards. During this initiative, we cleansed over 100,000 pieces of data, unlocked capabilities in data driven decision making and developed a robust data governance process.

Tony Pickford, Supply Chain Development Manager - Victrex

Throughout Libra acted in a pragmatic, hands on fashion and communicated in a language that all stakeholders understood and bought into.

Robert Colver, Regional Director (North) – SIG Distribution

“(Libra) acted with integrity and as Sainsbury’s representatives to engage both internal colleagues and suppliers and deliver in a constantly evolving environment.

John Hall, Programme Manager – Sainsbury’s

(Libra) Collaborative and pragmatic approach delivered practical and highly effective solutions to the complex challenges we faced.

Richard Samuel, CEO – NHS South

Thorough, detailed and compelling work delivered in a highly engaging and positive fashion; the best consultancy work the business has commissioned in my time at McBride.

Richard Armitage, Chief Finance Officer - Robert McBride Plc

Generating (this level) of benefits is a fantastic result for the team recognised within the Mastercard group engagement and gives Access Prepaid Worldwide a terrific ROI.

Patrick Maguire, Commercial Director – APW Mastercard

What sets the Libra people apart is their integrity, their humility and their sense of humour and fun.

Craig Walker, Chief Executive Officer - Labeyrie Fine Foods UK

I found the pragmatic, challenging and straight forward approach refreshing and ultimately highly effective.

Peter Nelson, Operations Director – The Glenmorangie Whisky Company

Libra’s approach is refreshing. They get you to the answer quickly and give proper advice rather than sitting on the fence.

Chris Clegg, Managing Director - Endless LLP

Working with Libra was extremely beneficial to Aspen. It allowed us to develop a roadmap for efficiency gains in the short-term and an operating model that allows further change as we continue in our rapid growth.

Andrew Wakelin, Chief Operating Officer - Aspen Pumps Group

Pleased with the engagement, particularly the work on the depot investment plans and the pace which Libra were able to move forward the performance management centre at Newton Heath.

Philip Hassall, Head of Business Process Transformation - Arriva Trains North

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