After a long period of steady growth, a global food manufacturer in Nigeria wanted to investigate whether its next stage of expansion should include consolidation to improve operational efficiency.

Our client’s business had grown organically over a number of years and its manufacturing and distribution activities were conducted from five separate sites. Facing the need to further increase capacity, the organisation wanted to identify the ideal investment scenario. One option was to improve operational efficiency while increasing capacity by moving its five sites into one single location.

Business case covers commercial and technical insight

Royal HaskoningDHV’s business case team looked first at the commercial aspects surrounding the business case and the potential future growth of both the market and the organisation’s product portfolio. Using our technical expertise and knowledge of the production processes, we explored options for optimising the manufacturing operations and brought these together in an analysis of the business case.

With this information, which drew on both commercial projections and operational insight, our client was able to make the investment decision with confidence.