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Transformational Results through Operationssm

Develop Immediate Enthusiastic Employee Engagement
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 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
    • Resolve underperformance, establish processes for growth, create value
  • Performance
    • We are doing well, but we could be doing better
    • As we have grown, new issues continue to appear
    • We have tried to improve, but cannot sustain the results
    • We have so many issues, it is hard to see where to start
    • We have problems with...margins, quality, delivery, inventory, new products, returns, culture
    • We are just to busy to do anything more than we are now
    • We need a new computer system, but we have to get our processes sorted out first
    • We need (or need to update) ISO 9001, IATF 16949, AS9100 certification

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

  • Mergers and Acquisitions, Facilities Changes
    • We need to know the improvement potential before an acquisition - and be able to implement those improvements
    • All the decisions went through the owner; we need to create sustainable processes without that person in place
    • How do I increase the value of my company to a buyer, and increase my options for sale or transfer of the business?
    • We are going to consolidate those locations
Click here to contact 4aBetterBusiness to set up a no-obligation initial conversation about the consequences of these issues for your business.


Immediate Benefits of Engaging 4aBetterBusiness

  • Create Value in as little as 30 days
  • Develop, in days, enthusiastic employee buy-in, participation and contribution
  • Enable and incorporate customized process and system engineering, Operational Excellence actions and thinking, and accelerate innovation and change
  • Ensure employee ownership of the results, develop capabilities for further improvement, and build an improvement-seeking culture
  • The solutions may develop directly from employees, or build on our knowledge from 25+ years developing solutions across industries and functional operations
  • Creates actionable roadmap for further improvement
  • Transformational Results


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 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
  • Inquire about 30-Day Buy-In and Transformational Results Acceleratorsm

      Transformational Results through Operationssm

      Develop Immediate Enthusiastic Employee Engagement, Contribution and Results Ownership
      Increase Profits and Growth
      Get Payback in Months

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

      Start today.

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