We see what others don't



Submarine in drydock    
          Submarine in drydock

A periscope is a special tool used on a submarine to allow them to see above the surface, above the waves, to see what otherwise would not be seen.  The user must be trained, not merely to raise and lower the "scope" but more importantly, to quickly recognize what they see, and act decisively on that information.  In this same way, projects by Periscope Consulting utilize special tools to see what otherwise would not be seen, and we have training and experience to act decisively on that information.

We have considerable success managing and commissioning $10 million to $50 million projects.  Our food processing project experience includes sanitary process design, new product development and installation of food production lines, utilities and packaging equipment.  Specialized knowledge includes aseptic processing, aseptic packaging·and CIP systems.

We have experience in managing software upgrades, ERP enhancements and·logistic improvements.·We have also led projects in sales support and vendor managed inventory (VMI).

Periscope Consulting can help your company set up internal systems for Program Management·and Project Management, or we can run major projects for you.· We can also help you establish a·PMO, and project portfolios.

Available training programs include basic project management (PM 101 and 201) offered in partnership with 4th Echelon LLC,·as well as Scope Control.


  • $10 MM IQF Freezer and System Replacement
  • $50 MM Brownfield Construction, Commissioning of Process, Packaging and Utilities
  • $8 MM Portfolio of Food Safety Projects
  • Product Reformulation and changes to process systems and operating procedures
  • $10 MM Enrobing and IQF freezing installation and commissioning
  • $40 MM Kitchen, Tray Line and Packaging Installation and Commissioning
  • Commissioning Next Generation Food Service Pizza Line
  • $50 MM kitchens, utilities and packaging for salad dressing, Operations Development and Commissioning
  • Ammonia System modification and Process Safety Management
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant Evaluation and Process Water Balance
  • Distribution Center Roofing Replacement
  • Operations Improvement Project Portfolio
    • Individual projects to improve transaction efficiencies across the enterprise
    • Portfolio creation and management to rank projects
    • Initiation of individual projects
  • Imported IQF Pineapple from Costa Rica to the US to support a restaurant product launch
    • Packaging
    • Logistics
  • Upgrade Maximo® in 8 plants in 8 months.
    • Operations planning
    • Training development
    • Training delivery
    • Post upgrade support

The team at Periscope Consulting has a wealth of experience in a wide variety of projects going back more than 30 years.  There is very little in the way of projects in the Food Industry that we haven't tackled, whether on the production floor or in the corporate office:

  • Vendor Onboarding/Registration
  • MRO Inventory Optimization
  • Preventive Maintenance program update
  • Purchasing, Receiving, Invoice and Accrual procedures
  • Electronic device design upgrade
    • Justified killing this troubled project, saving the company thousands of dollars.
  • Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) implementation
  • Strategic Sales project, Supplier Performance Measurement Process
    • Customer engagement matrix
    • Engagement worksheets
    • Survey development
    • Internal information holders
    • Supplier Trust​
  • Project Management of construction of juice concentrate tank farm
    • Civil/Construction
    • Tanks/Process/Controls
    • CIP systems
  • Waste Water automation
  • Implementation of Maximo® in 33 factories in 3 years.
  • SAP®-Ariba®-Maximo® integration
  • Automated salad line
  • Cut fruit project
    • 28 new SKUs
    • 4 locations
    • 5 processing lines
    • On-time!
  • Undocking a submarine following a refueling overhaul

"Price is an issue in the absence of value"

-Willis Chairman and CEO Joe Plumeri (multinational insurer, 2008)

 He went on to say “Value is the gap between what clients can do for themselves and what we can do for them”

Periscope Consulting offers you exceptional value.  First and foremost, when we are on a project we put the client's needs ahead of our own.  If a project is bad, we will convince them to shut it down.  If the project requires less support, we will help the client take if back from us.  We are the clients' advocate in all matters, especially those related to other project suppliers.  We contribute every fiber of our expertise, regardless of our designated role and do whatever is necessary to help the project succeed.  We have been praised countless times for working as if we were as a member of the client's internal team.

There are things we do differently than others in our business.  For many, a senior sales consultant will sell you the job, only to be replaced on site by a junior resource.  When that junior resource gets in trouble they can try to get support from the more senior people in the office.  We put the senior resource on your site to do the job.  They are less likely to get in trouble, and can be backed up with more junior resources if more bandwidth is needed.

Most of our senior resources are skilled in multiple project roles and can frequently offer a "two-fer."  During quieter times of the project a single resource covers several roles, with reinforcements added where needed during the busiest times.

We pay our consultants near the top of their range; the person doing the work earns the lion's share of what is billed.  This lets us be extraordinarily selective in who we use.  They bring you a wealth of experience.  They add value from the first hour.  They require no supervision, only the expression of your goals.  Their work ethics and integrity are unmatched.  They save you money and time by avoiding problems.

Our tools are top shelf.  We have robust scope diagramming tools that integrate with our robust schedules.  We have checklists, forms and spreadsheets for nearly every contingency.  We have sophisticated team communication and data sharing tools.

We do not charge premium time.  Our consultants are honored when you want more work, are happy to help in any way, and don't want to discourage progress.  And back in the office, we do not need a premium charge for our overhead when it is someone in the field making the effort.

If we were not all that I describe, we would not get asked back.  We are asked back over and again because of the quality and efficiency of the work that we do and the value that we bring.

You will find consultants that are cheaper, but not any of better value.  Many senior consultants are in our price range and still charge premium time.  If your need is simple, and a less experienced person can be successful, then use them.  If your need is complex, requires great tools, great people, and has a lot on the line, use us.

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Thank you for the great service provided by Jeremy. He was a great asset and helped me to make this a hugely successful project. Look forward to working with him again on future projects.


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