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Metal Products Holding Company
Operational Due Diligence of Fabricated Metal Products Holding Company: Properly Valuing Diverse Manufacturing Operations

Analyzed operations and cost structure of 5 independent companies engaged in forging, casting, and stamping operations. Deciphered cost structure, reviewed manufacturing operations, and analyzed material spend. Identified $7-15MM of labor, overhead, and material cost reduction opportunities in the largest of the companies, which was engaged in steel casting. Identified another $6-9MM in scheduling, labor, efficiency, and consolidation opportunities for the remaining companies. After delayed acquisition, now helping to capture opportunities.

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Steel Castings Company
Material Cost Reduction at Large Steel Castings Manufacturer: Material Purchasing and Usage Reduction

Identified $3.3-5.5MM in material cost reduction opportunities in both purchasing and material usage, including: clawing back commodity price increases; consolidating vendor base and re-sourcing key commodities; measuring and reducing material usage; and tracking and controlling non-centralized discretionary purchases. Developed tools to allow robust, ongoing reporting and analysis capabilities for both purchasing and usage performance and created the bid packages for top 6 commodities to launch the re-sourcing process. Within weeks, client team reduced usage by 3%, generating $1.2MM in savings, and completed several re-sourcing initiatives.

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Precision Medical Device Component Manufacturer
Delivery Performance Turnaround at Precision Medical Device Component Manufacturer: Rapid Backlog Reduction and Sustainable Delivery System

Rapidly reduced backlog and created a robust delivery system. Backlog reduction effort included rolling out prioritized schedule, developing and implementing debottlenecking strategies, creating a cross-functional team resolving issues that were stopping scheduled jobs. Robust delivery system initiatives included: 1) turning on the planning and scheduling functionality of the ERP/cleaning up system data and parameters, developing SOPs for data entry, training the workforce on the SOP; 2) improving the accuracy of time estimates by revamping engineering process; and 3) reducing quality defects by 20%. Within 3 months, on-time performance improved from 59% to 93% while lead time shrunk from 13-16 weeks to 10 weeks, with backlog reduced in half.

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Industrial Goods Manufacturer
Operations Improvements at Leading Industrial Goods Manufacturer: Achieving and Sustainng World-class Performance

Implemented a 2-phased approach to turn around delivery performance - a "Stop The Bleeding" Phase focused on tactical fixes to get situation under control and a "Sustainable World Class Performance" Phase focused on addressing systematic issues to ensure sustainability. Achieved a 40% reduction in delivery backlog and 32% improvement in on-time delivery.

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Industrial Goods Manufacturer
Complexity Management for Full-line Industrial Goods Manufacturer: Developing Segmented Operations and Service Strategy

Devised an approach for segmenting SKUs in a diverse SKU environment based on a several qualitative factors such as contractual customer requirements, marketing strategy, and sourcing considerations, and a statistical scoring methodology incorporating several demand pattern factors such as sales, margin, demand variability, demand frequency, broken shipments, and requirements of top customers. Devised and implemented differentiated operations and service strategy (make-to-stock vs. manufacture-to-order) for the SKU segments which contributed to an 28% improvement in on-time delivery and a 25% reduction in inventory.

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Industrial Goods Manufacturer
Delivery Performance Turnaround at Leading Industrial Goods Manufacturer: Rapid Reduction In Delivery Backlog

Identified quick tactical solutions to address process issues responsible for delivery backlog. Created a backlog prioritization tool to identify and value component shortages that permitted prioritization of work orders and purchase orders. Achieved backlog reduction by more than two-thirds in short finished goods in 5 months.

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