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dream big,

work big,

achieve big!

dream big,

work big,

achieve big!

With over 20 years of highly successful business experience to call upon, we can help you make the step change to the next level of your business progression and growth plan.

By utilising our structured approach, along with the experience and knowledge of your team, we will work together to achieve the success needed to consolidate and secure your organisation’s future and that of its stakeholders – from employees through to customers, clients and end users.

Matthew McSharry

Owner and founder of insight4business

At insight4business we will help you become the best supplier your customers and clients have ever had… Whether you operate in the private or public sector, providing and delivering services or creating goods in transformational activities, you will have our undivided attention.

Our experienced team, along with our associates, will deliver the backing and support for your business and its teams. Together we will upskill your best asset, your employees, so they can sustain and drive your business from within.

These are just some of the improvements we have helped to achieve:

 

  • Customer feedback response time halved
  • Turning around OTIF from 83% to 95% in less than a year and on to 98% by the end of year two
  • Revised campaign order batching yielding £1.25M / 3.5% annually, added straight to the bottom line
  • Reducing paid stock inventory from £3M+ to less than £1M in 6 months
  • Group wide stock profiling to manage ABC classifications efficiently
  • Moving from a 4-day schedule to a 14-day schedule aiding MRP and tooling visibility
  • Overhauling three 25 year old machines to take OEE to 98% from 90% with limited CAPEX spend
  • Talent scouting and personnel development from within the organisation
  • Waste removal and lean approach reducing scheduling FTE requirement by 33%

Services… and the benefits of one

We will operate solely on a one to one basis, therefore you will have our exclusive attention to detail.  You will also benefit from access to our large network of associates and their wider expertise.  This can be utilised in a number of ways, from basic level free advice through to paid remote or direct support and assistance on site.  Importantly, as I will work with your business directly, there is no dilution of any communication or exchange of ideas.

We provide bespoke solutions tailored to your business.

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Our Specialist Services Include:

S&OP Review

At the highest level the S&OP process includes an updated forecast that leads to a sales plan > production plan > inventory plan > customer lead time plan > new product development plan > strategic initiative plan and resulting financial plan.  At a basic level it ensures your forecasted sales plan can be met by operations.  Have you ever failed to meet capacity demands? How robust is your S&OP strategy and is it time for a review?  i4b can help you deliver a strong solution.

End to End Supply Chain Auditing

We can analyse the fitness of external supply chains for materials, components, labour and other services which your business relies on to keep it running smoothly and make sure they are not going to let you down.  The internal supply chain also needs to be lean and agile to cope with often conflicting demands – when did your last Supply Chain Audit take place and is it time for a new appraisal? i4b can do this for you.

Commercial Data and Stock Analysis

Do you have access to financial, sales, production or failure and defect data but don’t have the resource in place to turn it into meaningful business insights and where to focus your attention?  Or perhaps you need to understand how to collate this in the first place?  i4b love big data as it can be turned into big improvements from correct handling and analysis.

Operations Scheduling and Workplace Planning

Scheduling deals with the production of a required quantity of product within the required time frame. Workplace planning deals with allocation of resources to meet the schedule.  Have you ever fell short of a resource to meet the production plan? Has the Production plan not met the Customer delivery date?  This balance is pivotal to improving your OTIF and achieving ‘A’ rated customer satisfaction and i4b are available to bring this together for you.

Six Sigma, Lean and CI Training and Support

If you need support in any projects, with Green Belt Certification and applied experience we can assist or lead your teams with basic training and support to implement Lean6Sigma techniques such as 5S, Just in Time, Poka-Yoke, Kanban, Kaizen, DMAIC and SPC.  This toolbox of methodologies needs top down support and can form part of a wider culture shift to re-align an organisation’s direction.

Warehouse and Logistics Functionality

The logistics centres and the associated warehouses form the central interface between production and distribution when managing supply chains. As such they are pivotal to ensuring the day to day running of the operation and once the product is made, that it will be delivered to the customer at the right time, right quantity and at the right cost. At i4b we can make sure this department is firing on all cylinders.

SAP Key User and Implementation Support

Having experience as a Key User and Super User overseeing all aspects of several new system integrations, i4b have an amazing overview of what it takes to implement on time, without failure and with targeted relevant training from order entry through MRP, scheduling, production interface and into warehousing and despatch. Call on us for retrospective support, or go-live pre and post planning phases.

With our key partners we can also provide support for:

Business Funding and Rescue
People Development and Coaching
Senior Recruitment Expertise
Business Management Software

Arrange a consultation with insight4business.co.uk to discuss your specific needs.

ISO plus Health & Safety Auditing & Accreditation

dream big, work big, achieve big!

Why me?

 

Apart from my passion for (almost) all things business, over the last few years I have developed a new passion for running.  I started out in the winter of 2015, after the arrival of our first child, and this quickly developed into regular attendance at the Saturday morning Parkruns.  In 2017 I completed my first half marathon and then in 2018, after another four ‘training’ half marathons, I completed the York marathon – supporting Macmillan Cancer Support.

I find some great similarities between being successful in business and the ability to push yourself at distance running.  Firstly you need to have the desire to challenge yourself, you have to be dedicated and willing to put hard work into your training to achieve results.  I have also found that it is important to listen to and use the experience of those around you, your team (and others) who have simply, ‘been there, done that’.  Finally, if we use these skills in a comprehensive and balanced way, this is what leads us to achieve our targets so we can be happy with our accomplishments and celebrate our success!

challenge yourself

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Testimonials

‘I’ve known Matthew McSharry for many years and would not hesitate to recommend him and the services of insight4business to deliver improvements for your organisation. He is trustworthy, dedicated and has a passion for helping businesses achieve their goals.’

Matthew Fannon,
Relationship Manager Corporate Business
at Allied Irish Bank

 

‘Matthew is great at providing expert advice and analysis and delivers progressive and sustainable solutions to business.  He is clear, open and straightforward to deal with and is a fantastic partner to work alongside.’

Linzi Roberts, Managing Director, MM Search Ltd.

 

‘I worked with Matthew at Parkside Flexible Packaging for several years from 2001 where he was responsible for the Logistics and Demand Planning activity for a large complex printing plant selling into demanding FMCG markets. His success at this underpinned the building of excellent service levels that took the company through a period of great change to become the success it is today. Since then I have followed his career with interest through commercial and supply chain success within blue chip environments to building his own company with insight4business. Matthew will marry the best Lean tools with an understanding on how to develop the culture to get traction on any transformation program to make it sustainable.’

Paul Dakin,

Interim General & Operations Manager | Manufacturing & Supply Chain | Lean Transformation | Helping to Delight Customers

 

As we looked at the challenges ahead of us, we realised part of our business, that we had loved, nurtured, and grown from just an idea into a thriving and essential part of our success, needed to be reviewed.  We knew the growth we had seen could not last forever if we just continued doing what we had done from the beginning.  We needed a new mindset, an objective view from a professional mind and a creative thinker was called for.  Someone to take a fresh look and give us some advice on what we could do to ensure we sustained growth cost effectively and sustainably.

Enter stage left Matthew McSharry, sharp mind, laser focus and a wealth of knowledge and experience drawn from a wide range of industries, bringing tools and resources that we were able to apply directly to our business.  When things around you are changing, and doing what you did yesterday is no guarantee of the same result tomorrow.  I would certainly recommend giving Matthew a call, and start the conversation

Mark Webb,

MD, E-Factor Group Ltd / North East Lincolnshire CCG Chairperson

Testimonials

‘I’ve known Matthew McSharry for many years and would not hesitate to recommend him and the services of insight4business to deliver improvements for your organisation. He is trustworthy, dedicated and has a passion for helping businesses achieve their goals.’

Matthew Fannon,
Relationship Manager Corporate Business
at Allied Irish Bank

 

‘Matthew is great at providing expert advice and analysis and delivers progressive and sustainable solutions to business.  He is clear, open and straightforward to deal with and is a fantastic partner to work alongside.’

Linzi Roberts, Managing Director,
MM Search Ltd.

 

‘I worked with Matthew at Parkside Flexible Packaging for several years from 2001 where he was responsible for the Logistics and Demand Planning activity for a large complex printing plant selling into demanding FMCG markets. His success at this underpinned the building of excellent service levels that took the company through a period of great change to become the success it is today. Since then I have followed his career with interest through commercial and supply chain success within blue chip environments to building his own company with insight4business. Matthew will marry the best Lean tools with an understanding on how to develop the culture to get traction on any transformation program to make it sustainable.’

Paul Dakin,

Interim General & Operations Manager | Manufacturing & Supply Chain | Lean Transformation | Helping to Delight Customers

As we looked at the challenges ahead of us, we realised part of our business, that we had loved, nurtured, and grown from just an idea into a thriving and essential part of our success, needed to be reviewed.  We knew the growth we had seen could not last forever if we just continued doing what we had done from the beginning.  We needed a new mindset, an objective view from a professional mind and a creative thinker was called for.  Someone to take a fresh look and give us some advice on what we could do to ensure we sustained growth cost effectively and sustainably.

Enter stage left Matthew McSharry, sharp mind, laser focus and a wealth of knowledge and experience drawn from a wide range of industries, bringing tools and resources that we were able to apply directly to our business.  When things around you are changing, and doing what you did yesterday is no guarantee of the same result tomorrow.  I would certainly recommend giving Matthew a call, and start the conversation

Mark Webb,

MD, E-Factor Group Ltd / North East Lincolnshire CCG Chairperson

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