Business Consulting

 

Business ConsultingOur business consultants have extensive experience in managing large manufacturing companies with the aid of custom targeted business systems. Our oldest customer grew their business from a $2M annual turnover to $70M in their first 10 years. The key to this sustained growth was investment in software business systems that both supported and enforced their business processes.

 

We are all about providing Custom Operational Software that helps control and manage your business your way so that you can improve your bottom line.


We offer a free Business Analysis with no obligation to you.  This process is designed to clarify your businesses value stream – those functions your business performs which add value to your outcomes.  We then look to cross reference the needs of your business with the functions provided by our standard core system, and identify the areas where some custom functionality would be of use. This provides you with a better understanding of the improvement and subsequent value our system could provide for your business.


A typical Business Analysis process would commence with ‘mapping your workflow’. Once we have established the existing Workflow Processes of your business, we focus on opportunities for Business Performance Improvement, quantified by increases to your bottom line.

 

Mapping Your Workflow

The main workflow or supply chain of most Manufacturing Businesses can be defined as follows:

  1. Quotation configuration: receiving a request for quote and configuring a formal offer to meet the customer requirements
  2. Formalising an Offer and Follow ups: sending a formal offer to a customer and following it up until it is either won or lost.
  3. Raising into Production: receiving the quote acceptance from a customer and raising it to a live order that is scheduled into production.
  4. Purchasing: procuring and tracking any direct material and outside processing required to produce the final product
  5. Stock allocation: monitoring and allocating from stock the material required to produce the final product
  6. Production Scheduling: assigning, monitoring, tracking and scheduling all live production jobs and resources (human and machines).
  7. Despatch / Transport: assigning, monitoring, tracking and scheduling the transport of all finished products to ensure that they are delivered to the customer on time and in full.
  8. Invoicing: raising an invoice to the customer once the finished product has been delivered

 

Opportunities for Business Improvement

  1. Improving Quality without significantly increasing the time and material used to produce the final product
  2. Reducing Production Time by eliminating wasteful processes (LEAN) that do not add value without sacrificing the quality of the final product.
  3. Streamlining Inventory Management (JIT) by being able to anticipate and meet the customer’s stock requirements with 100% stock utilisation and not having to over commit much needed working capital.
  4. Customer Relationship Management - being able to proactively manage the customer relations from job progress reports to identifying sales trends that generate new leads and / or allow you to better service existing relationships.  
  5. Enabling Process Optimisation - allowing you to implement optimisations that you couldn't do without the right management tool.