Poultry feed manufacturer ABN has appointed Steve McNamara to head up its new Continuous Improvement (CI) team, overseeing operations across AB Agri UK’s monogastric businesses.
McNamara has already introduced a series of initiatives linked to a strong sustainability agenda across all AB Agri businesses.
“By investing in our own infrastructure, we are showing a commitment to investing in British agriculture, by providing the best level of service and support, and the highest quality products to our customers,” said McNamara.
Continuous improvement and investing in talent are key pillars in our approach to driving the business forward, and I am delighted to be initiating and introducing methodologies that will ultimately be rolled out across all business processes, across our supply chain,” he said.
McNamara is focussed on a new programme entitled ‘Everyday Excellence’, initially targeted at four pilot sites, but to be rolled out across the whole estate through the remainder of 2023 and into 2024, including ABN’s 11 feed mill sites.
“Our role is not to parachute in and do improvement projects for people, the whole premise is to get high levels of engagement and to be able to coach the teams in good practices, which in turn lends itself to a more sustainable approach,” said McNamara.
Although manufacturing centric at this stage, these approaches will be adopted across all departments, with cross-business improvement events taking place across all areas,” he said.