Strategy remains an important consideration for manufacturing operations in the regions we consult, particularly given the pressure that globalisation, and uniquely, the growth of China, has put on manufacturers in developing and other econmies. Depending on the firm's size and complexity of operations, we provide a range of practical approaches to growth and sustainability.
Our SMS solution is particularly suited for growing manufacturing operations that may want to give wholesome consideration of their business strategy.
Benchmarking and cluster facilitation is an area that we seek to actively grow within manufacturing firms. Comparative performance management has been known, the world over, to drive individual and collective competitiveness at firm, industry, sector, and even national level. This is an area that manufacturign firms have found a lot to gain from.
- Financial Advisory
Management of a manufacturing operation's financial investment can make a huge difference even where operational efficiency is attained. The structure of the firm's balance sheet, for example, can considerably influence the firm's options as it seeks to fund its growth; just as the various relationships between cost and revenue can influence its profitability.
Our Financial Advisory solutions simplify all this and make decision-making that much easier.
Our Success Model Suit (SMS) is ideal for small to medium-sized manufacturing companies, which find comprehensive solutions to their, many times, unstructured advisory requirements.
- Business development
Manufacturing operations and the meeting customer requirements present distinct performance requirements that can sometimes conflict and mitigate overall business performance. Though our work in Business Development, we develop market understanding, on which manufacturing firms can base their product positioning, volume, growth, innovation and many other decisions.
- Learning and development
Progressive manufacturing firms find that our Learning and Development solutions make a big contribution to their ovrall performance. We develop tailored Graduate Development programmes, as well as a range of Management Training programmes which the manufacturing firms we have worked with have found of great value.
- Performance management
Our Performance Management solutions provide comprehensive basis for the following, which are all important in a work environment with diverse operations, as is typical of most manufacturing operations:
- Performance planning
- Performance measurement
- Performance evaluation
- Performance appraisal
We provide several options that firms may consider in developing useful performance management processes; processes that are easy to undertand, easy to use, and easy to link with business objectives.
- Talent management
The diffetent levels at which people join manufacturing firms and specialisms they bring into a largely technical operation present excellent opportunities for long-term career development. This is important for manufacturing firms, as they seek to achieve optimum potential in different teams.
Our clients especially in manufacturing have found that a purposed approach to Talent Management makes a world of a difference.