Our engagements mostly address the challenges imposed by the digitization of the economy and the need to turn-around under-performing areas, providing strategies and plans for competing in the new business landscape.
"Health Check" of Businesses:
§ Almost in any assignment we evaluate the financial, operational and managerial situation and the capabilities of our clients. In particular, their working capital adequacy, their profitability, debt ratios, installed capacity utilization, organizational structure, productivity of key resources and management practices.
We discuss the finding and their implications and design a road map to solve the key issues (short and medium term)
Digital disruption in Retail:
§ Developed a competitive strategy and redesigned the business model for a specialized retail chain facing important challenges and opportunities due to the increasing growth of online sales. The strategy led to a 2.3x growth plan in 3 years. Using Design Thinking + Agile framework designed a prototype of a Showroom store to replace the traditional brick and mortar store.
§ Conducted a market analysis and develop the strategy for a concrete fiber manufacturer startup that developed a new flexible steel fiber with important competitive differentiators using scrap tires.
Streamline operations before digitization:
§ Centralized, standardized and streamlined all key operational processes, implementing a “factory” process model in a retail bank, as preparatory phase for digitization.
§ Development of a governance model (and Family Constitution) for a family business in the Media industry with important conflicts among its members
Mobile Bill-Splitting app:
§ Developed the business case, designed the app, structured operations and raised funds for a mobile peer to peer bill-splitting service for the European Market.
§ Developed the concept (using Design Thinking + Agile), strategy and business plan for an $ 8 million projected value shared kitchen startup.
§ Develop the business case for a pop up store incubator and servicing company.
§ Developed market competitive information and tools ("Battle Cards") for Google’s cloud computing market unit aimed to compete more effectively with Amazon and Microsoft
Re Engineering operations - Project Management:
§ Purchasing and inventory optimization for a sports retail chain, obtaining a 30% reduction of inventory ($), maintaining a low index of "out of stock"
§ Project management optimization for a professional services firm, achieving a 30% increase in overall productivity
§ Develop a master plan and governance model for an important construction project with 6 parties involved. Thereafter we led the management of this project till its completion.
§ Optimize administrative and accounting processes and define clear roles and responsibilities for a wholesale hardware distribution company
§ Sales process optimization and development of a sales compensation plan for a retail business.