Industries We Serve
We consult in over 15 different industries, however we specialize in two main areas... financial services and manufacturing. We have restructured more than 80 companies over the last 20 years, with 8 of them yielding savings to the bottom line greater than $100 million within 12-18 months of completing a project.
The financial services industry today is facing significant challenges, including: increased regulatory compliance, new financial product development and introduction, back-office support cost reduction, new technology integration, supporting two distinct business models simultaneously (brick & mortar vs on-line retail), industry consolidation, globalization, M&A, etc. We have supported a wide variety of Financial Services clients in their efforts to tackle these difficult challenges, including Brokerage, Derivatives, Asset Management, and Insurance. Some of the areas we focus on are operational change to support regulatory compliance, new technology introduction to increase throughput and reduce costs, process optimization to increase quality and the improve the customer experience, operating model development and organizational design to support globalization, and M&A integrations.
For manufacturers today to remain competitive in a growing global economy, companies need to produce high-quality products at lower costs and be flexible enough to respond quickly to a changing market. To help our clients meet these challenge we utilize a variety of techniques including: Lean Manufacturing, flexible automation, SMED Set-Up Reduction, Total Predictive Maintenance, Six-Sigma, 5S, Just-In-Time, Vendor Managed Inventory, Statistical Inventory Buffering, Inventory Control, Visual Factory, etc. Additionally, we help clients make decisions relating to product rationalization, vendor rationalization, and roof-reduction and/or consolidation based on the economics of the enterprise and the current market environment. Over the years we have developed a set of World-Class Manufacturing Metrics for operations which we use to benchmark the current-state of our clients against "World-Class" and “The Average U.S. Plant." We then use that assessment to develop a road-map for operational transformation. For most clients, this has resulted in: inventory reduction by 50 - 70%, cycle-time reduction of >50%, Increased Capacity by 200 - 300%, improved yield by 25 - 50%, and improved time-to-market on the order of 50%.
“YOU MUST FIRST WANT TO WIN, YOU MUST PLAN TO WIN, YOU MUST PREPARE TO WIN, AND ONLY THEN CAN YOU TRULY EXPECT TO WIN."
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