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Transformational Results through Operationssm
Get Payback in Months

4aBetterBusiness is an implementation-based consultancy that achieves with clients Transformational Results through Operationssm.

Core Principles

  • 90%+ of the issues are embedded in the "system" - people, processes, equipment, materials, information, customers, suppliers, culture and more
  • Employees are the world's experts at knowing how their local "system" works

30-day Collaborative Operations Transformationsm

Typical time required with a mid-market business to work side-by-side with management and employees, company-wide across all functions and levels, and capture, document and assess the underlying, interconnected system, with improvement-as-we-work

Immediate Benefits

  • Develops immediate enthusiastic employee engagement, participation, contribution, their ownership of the results and capabilities for further improvement
  • Defines actionable improvement roadmap and enables rapid implementation
  • The solutions may develop directly from employees, or build on our knowledge from 25+ years developing solutions across industries and functional operations
  • Enables and incorporates, in context for the business, process and system engineering, custom application of Lean and Operational Excellence practices and acceleration of innovation and change

Additional Phase II assistance if/as applicable


Client Results

Valuation

  • Increased valuation 75% within 18 months in company sale to a Fortune 500 buyer

Growth

  • Implemented flexible / scalable processes that supported doubling of sales and tripling of profits in 18 months, without additions to management and support staff
  • Developed operating capabilities that opened new markets, increasing sales 20-200%
  • Developed Operational Excellence systems that achieved, within 1 year, first business with Toyota

Profitability

  • Increased earnings 30% within 6 months, without layoffs or capital expenditure
  • Reduced working capital by $300,000 within 6 weeks
  • Raised on time delivery performance from 50% to 86% within 5 months; Phase II increased on-time delivery to 96%+ while reducing inventory by 22%
  • Reduced cycle time 85% for engineer-to-order products
  • Reduced product development and introduction time by months
  • Established effective supplier qualification, selection, monitoring and management system

Customer Satisfaction and Employee Engagement

  • 15% increase in customer satisfaction within 9 months
  • Achieved record numbers of Perfect Attendance awards
  • Achieved value-added management system certifications, in months, without bureaucracy

Transformational Results through Operationssm

Improve Productivity, Cut Core Costs, Increase Profits and Growth
Develop Enthusiastic Employee Engagement, Contribution and Results Ownership
Get Payback in Months

Contact Paul Vragel, President at 847-606-2605 or via email

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