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Climate Control Products Manufacturer
Establishing Operation End-vision for a Fast-growing, Entrepreneurial Climate Control Product Manufacturer

Conducted a 3-week operations diagnostic to establish an end-vision for optimizing the clients’s manufacturing, supply chain, and engineering operations. Gotham developed a solid fact base of the client’s operations, including demand patterns, inventory, labor efficiency, product complexity, and cost structure. Working with management, Gotham created an end-vision to transform operations and generate both real bottom line benefits – 600bp EBITDA improvement, 20-30% reduction in inventory, and 30% reduction in the plant footprint – and capability enhancements (faster speed to market, improved quality, etc.) that will allow the client to capture market opportunities and drive future growth. The company’s board wholeheartedly backed this end-vision and asked Gotham to help accelerate capture of these opportunities.

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Electrical Equipment Manufacturer
Outsourcing Non-core Operations to Improve EBITDA, Avoid CapEx, and Reduce Operational Complexity at Specialty Industrial Equipment Manufacturer

Identified potential for outsourcing non-core activities, created phased plan, and helped with phase 1 (PC board assembly). Prepared client teams to handle subsequent outsourcing targets. Annual conversion and material cost savings ranging from 6% (transformers) to 20% (stuffed PCBs), with $4.5MM in near-term capital avoidance.

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Food, Personal, and Home Care Products Manufacturer
Rapidly Establishing Manufacturing Outsourcing Economics And Requirements At Family-owned Food, Personal, And Home Care Products Manufacturer

Conducted rapid operational due diligence to establish manufacturing outsourcing economics at a family-owned food, personal care, and home care products manufacturer. Gotham quickly:  built a bottom-up view of the target’s cost structure, current product costs, co-pack costs, and organization structure; conducted plant walkthrough and interviewed operations management; and interviewed companies in food and personal care products outsourcing. We established that outsourcing economics are slightly favorable as logistics and G&A would generate sufficient savings to more than offset a slight increase in food manufacturing cost. As our assessment indicated higher costs and risks associated with outsourcing food products, our client successfully pursued a restructured transaction of carving out personal and home care brands and products.

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Industrial Hardgoods Manufacturer
Creating Sustainable Manufacturing Cost Improvements at Leading Industrial Hardgoods Manufacturer

Worked with manufacturing management to re-evaluate the existing manufacturing strategy taking into consideration all sourcing options (e.g. automation in U.S. plants, outsourcing, relocation). Profiled U.S. manufacturing operations by product and process type, and performed comparable profile of selected sited in Mexico and Asia, as well as developed economic profiles for outsourcing options and a business case for automation opportunities. Recommended strategy included moving high-volume assembly to Mexico, consolidating low-volume assembly in a single U.S. plant, selected automation, and outsourcing of non-core operations. Based on execution of our plan, company: captured $9MM in labor savings, eliminated $2MM in overhead, and avoided $6-7MM in capital expense.

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Industrial Machinery Manufacturer
Creating a Fact-based, Realistic Strategy for Performance Enhancement at Leading Industrial Machinery Manufacturer

Conducted a 2-week diagnostic of current performance as a first step in helping craft and execute an operations strategy. Specific elements of the proposed strategy included: (1) outsourcing non-core activities; (2) rationalizing the vendor based and developing focused supplier partnerships; (3) segmenting operations (equipment vs. consumables) to improve supply chain management; and (4) Moving towards standard and modular system design to greatly simplify inventory and production. Short-term cost savings of $2MM successfully captures and $3+MM longer-term savings capture on track.

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Personal Care Company
Creating Product Segmentation and Performing Selected Outsourcing and Cost-Savings Changes at Leading Personal Care Company

Developed a process-defined product segmentation methodology by analyzing the operational and economic structure of the domestic business, identifying $40+ million in savings. Determined reinvestment and outsourcing strategies for key businesses, and trained client resources in the use and maintenance of a custom cost savings tracking system.

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