Pollen launches Asset Advisory

Industry statistics indicate that less than 30% of projects deliver their stated business case benefits with up to 30% being cancelled before completion. Yet, we are seeing a growth in the number and value of capital investments in the food industry with reports* finding a raise of 4.7% on prior years.

With companies investing between 10-50% of hard earned profit back into the business, it is imperative this capital is utilised to the highest potential and decisions are made to ensure that business cases are delivered. In the current environment we are witnessing businesses that are investing but are experiencing shortfalls in process, resources and capabilities leading to missed benefits and failed projects.

With full value supply chain in mind, Pollen Asset Advisory looks at the bigger picture with a fresh insight and identifies risks and opportunities for capital projects. Balancing engineering insight and business capabilities with a wide FMCG knowledge-base to offer advice which considers the complete asset life cycle and the longer term benefits. This in turn, supports the development of a multi-year capital plan aligned with your business strategy.

Pollen Consulting Group CEO Paul Eastwood states “As the go-to people in supply chain transformations, and a firm believer in collaboration, it made sense to expand our portfolio to incorporate an asset advisory service offering that would focus on supporting businesses across the spectrum of case development, capital planning and portfolio management.”

Director Scott Varker will be heading the Pollen Asset Advisory (PAA) business with global background in engineering, project management and food manufacturing operations in several blue chip companies as well as being an independent consultant.

His 30 years of FMCG experience, ranging from hands on maintenance to operations and strategic management roles allows him to bring a unique perspective to both capital projects and asset life cycle management to ensure deliver of benefits for the longer term.

Scott believes in offering honest advice and optimising engineering, maintenance,  systems and approaches with full supply chain in mind, “getting the best out of current assets can be equally important as buying something shiny and new”.

For more information about PAA contact Scott Varker: scott@pollenconsultinggroup.com / 0404 952 853

*AFGC State of the Industry 2017 report