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Transformational Results through Operationssm

Develop Immediate Enthusiastic Buy-In and Contribution to Change
Increase Profits and Growth
Get Payback in Months

4aBetterBusiness is an implementation-based process and operations consultancy that works side-by-side with management and employees, achieves immediate, enthusiastic employee buy-in to change and Transformational Results. Value is created in as little as 30 days.

When You Should Call 4aBetterBusiness

  • Overall Themes
    • Tomorrow cannot be just a re-run of yesterday
    • Support and Enable Growth | Resolve Underperformance | Create Value

  • Performance
    • You need flexible, scalable processes and infrastructure for growth
    • As you have grown, new issues continue to appear
    • You tried to improve, but cannot sustain the results
    • You have so many issues, it is hard to see where to start
    • You have problems with...margins, quality, delivery, inventory, new products, returns, culture
    • You need improvements, but are just to busy to do anything more than you are now
    • You need a new computer system, but you have to get your processes sorted out first
    • You need (or need to update) ISO 9001, IATF 16949, AS9100 certification

  • Employee Situation
    • You want an improvement-seeking culture
    • You are not successful at getting employee buy-in to change
    • You have a lot of retirements coming, and we will lose all that knowledge
    • You need management and employee development, but cannot take anyone away from their work for multiple days at a time

  • Mergers and Acquisitions, Facilities Changes
    • You need to know the improvement potential before an acquisition - and be able to implement those improvements
    • You need to create sustainable processes beyond existing capabilities
    • You want to increase the value of your company to a buyer, and increase your options for sale or transfer of the business
    • You are going to consolidate locations
Click here to contact 4aBetterBusiness to set up a no-obligation initial conversation about your challenges and the objectives you have for your business.


Immediate Benefits of Engaging 4aBetterBusiness

  • Develop, in days, enthusiastic employee buy-in, participation and contribution
  • Accelerate innovation and change
  • Ensure employee ownership of the results, develop capabilities for further improvement, and build an improvement-seeking culture
  • Implement solutions with employees, while building on 25+ years of 4aBetterBusiness experience collaboratively developing solutions across functions and industries
  • Achieve Transformational Results
  • Get Payback in Months

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
  • Raised on time delivery performance from 50% to 86% within 5 months; follow-on action 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

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 current local "system" works
  • Capturing and improving the underlying, connected system, working side-by-side with management and employees, develops immediate, enthusiastic buy-in, transformational results and payback in months

  • Click here to contact 4aBetterBusiness to set up a no-obligation initial conversation about your challenges and the objectives you have for your business.

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      Transformational Results through Operationssm

      Develop Immediate Enthusiastic Employee Buy-In and Contribution to Change
      Increase Profits and Growth
      Get Payback in Months

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

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