Process Improvement Consultants


Manufacturing Consultants

Process Improvement

EMS Cognito is an international Process Improvement Consultancy, based in the UK, with a track record of helping leading manufacturers and processors gain competitive advantage in diverse industries.

At the core of EMS Cognito, our consultancy team have first-hand operations experience across a variety of different industries. The team encompasses committed individuals who work together to achieve the same vision of the company – operational excellence through sustainable improvement and empowerment of people and teams.

All our consultants are specialists. We carry out a cost-benefit analysis before we undertake any consultancy programme. Our purpose is to help our clients get results and a significant return on investment that will make a real difference to their company.

Our History

Richard Kelly founded EMS Cognito in 1999, following a career that began as a graduate in the Mars Corporation. Richard has previous experience covering engineering, reliability, operations, and project management roles in print, packaging and chilled foods manufacturing.

Since its foundation, EMS Cognito has delivered business improvement programmes within a wide range of sectors both in the UK and globally, covering applications in asset reliability, manufacturing productivity and elimination of waste in hidden processes.

Our client base covers many industries such as print, packaging, plastics, pharmaceuticals, automotive suppliers, energy and water utilities.

What our customers say.

What we do

Our IMPACT Programme provides bespoke result focused on-site operations consultancy that is unique to your operation. Using a combination of Lean and Reliability best practices, with particular emphasis on Change readiness, as an enabler for sustainable results, we work with all levels of an organisation to deliver business transformation.

Our Ethos

  • We believe in empowerment of people and teams.
  • We recommend on the basis of observation and experience.
  • We work in partnership at all levels of our clients’ organisation.
  • We encourage companies to look not just at the cost of change but the costs that result from a lack of innovation.

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