OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY

The success of all businesses is greatly dependent on its organisational operations and their efficacy. Our operations advisory services focus on business process management and improvement to ensure your business is performing as well as possible.

Lean Management

Increase productivity, improve product quality and punctual delivery through our lean management services. We will help you to optimise value-added processes, use resources more efficiently and introduce processes to detect issues at an earlier stage. Business process redesign and lean management are applicable to businesses across a broad range of industries; however it may be of most use for companies in process-heavy industries such as pharmaceuticals, food production, automotive and mechanical engineering.

Value Management

Our approach to value management comprises a range of versatile measures designed to implement functional and value-based optimisation decisions to improve both your products and services. We will enable your different functional departments, suppliers, service providers and customers to work in greater synergy across the value chain. Your specific objectives may vary per project, but generally we will help with the reduction of procurement and production costs, maximising revenue and increasing yield. As well as engaging our procurement and supply chain team, this can also involve activities such as design-to-cost and redesign-to-cost. 

Design-to-cost / Redesign-to-cost

It can be a challenge to ensure your products remain competitive from both the perspectives of quality and profitability. Through thorough analysis and understanding of your products, business and marketplace we can assess the key factors involved in designing or redesigning your product. Our team will identify the most appropriate actions to ensure you’re maintaining the quality of the product, whilst not overspending. This generally entails assessment of the choices made and process undertaken during the design, procurement, assembly and testing phases, followed by recommendations and implementing all agreed changes.

Operational excellence 

We often hear that you must “innovate or stagnate” and those that “stand still get left behind”. Whilst it’s certainly true, implementing the change required to achieve this kind of organisational effectiveness can often be a challenge to achieve; with legacy processes, teams and ingrained habits, it can often be hard to overcome these and start afresh to be more agile and innovative without adversely impacting growth and/or profitability.  

We’re here to help you identify your competitive advantage, vision and business strategy and to develop it into an achievable business performance plan and organisational structure. To ensure your business transformation programme is successfully delivered we’ll work with you to create a roadmap and key performance indicators (KPIs) that are right for your business.

Performance roadmap & KPIs

We’ll ensure your business transformation plan is a success, creating a roadmap for your change programme which will measure the progress of people, processes and tools. Our collaborative approach will help you to mobilise and empower all teams and individuals involved and will ensure that their progress is measured against agreed objectives.

Our team will support you to:

  • Define the key issues and indicators
  • Conduct transformation plans and projects
  • Implement an agile working approach
  • Measure the performance of your projects, functions, teams, products and processes