When to Call 4aBetterBusiness

Performance

  • You need to accelerate innovation and change
  • You need digital transformation
  • You need to eliminate persistent or recurring issues including, for example: cost, quality, delivery, inventory, new products, culture
  • You need a new computer system, but need to get your processes sorted out first
  • You need (or need to update) certifications or to meet standards – ISO 9001, IATF, AS9100, NADCAP
  • You need to achieve Baldrige-based recognition

Employee Environment

  • You need to achieve sustainable change
  • You need employee buy-in, participation and contribution to change to achieve the results you want for your business
  • You want an improvement-seeking culture to help you attract and retain employees
  • You need to avoid losing knowledge and expertise as employees change positions, retire or leave the company

Business Transitions

  • You need sustainable, scalable processes and technology to help you grow
  • You need to make a management transition, but don’t have the processes and infrastructure in place in your business to ensure success
  • You want to improve options and maximize the value you receive  in sale or transfer of your business
  • You need to know the improvement potential before an acquisition – and need to be able to rapidly and reliably implement those improvements

How 4aBetterBusiness Helps You

4aBetterBusiness is an implementation-based consultancy.  4aBetterBusiness develops immediate, enthusiastic buy-in, participation and contribution to change. 

Rather than write reports, we work side-by-side with management and employees, at every level, to identify, develop and implement flexible, scalable processes and technology to support and enable growth, resolve stagnation or underperformance and create value. 

If We Could Show You How to Achieve Results Like These, Custom for Your Business, In a Short Time and with an Attractive Payback,
Would You Be Interested?

Productivity and Profits

  • Increased EBITDA 30% in 6 mos, w/o firings or layoffs
  • Reduced cycle time 85% on engineer-to-order product
  • Raised on-time delivery from 50% to 96%+, while reducing inventory 22%

Growth and Valuation

  • Supported/enabled doubling sales and tripling EBITDA in 18 mos
  • Won first new business with Toyota
  • 75% increase in valuation in 18 mos, in sale to a Fortune 500 buyer

Digital Transformation

  • New ERP system installed in record time, on budget, no hiccups
  • Transformed all production & inventory from paper to scanned – in 3 weeks from concept to implementation
  • Major system upgrade – cutover to new system was completed in all production areas in 4 hours

Certifications & Baldrige

  • Developed value-added, process-based systems (ISO, IATF, AS, others) and achieved certification in as short as 4 months
  • Chief auditor (ex Navy nuclear sub commander) used system to train his auditors
  • State-level Baldrige-based award (1 of 8 state-wide in the prior 5 years)

Client Testimonial

We Put Goals Once Thought Un-Attainable in Our Rear View Mirror

“We waited to start until things “calmed down”. If I had known how easy this would be on our organization, and how quickly we would see results, we would have started months ago.

We put goals once thought unattainable in our rear view mirror and made process-driven thinking and improvement the “way of doing business” here. We’ve achieved our highest productivity ever, better identification of customer requirements, increased customer satisfaction, improved team dynamics…and ongoing returns that are multiples of our investment.”

Don Ortiz, former General Manager, Promax Automotive

Client Testimonial

Organization-wide system produces step-level improvement

“We were already a successful and profitable company. Working hands-on with our people in every area of our operations at every location, 4aBetterBusiness created an organization-wide system that has given us step-level improvements in our ability to reduce our core operating costs and improve productivity. In months we identified and achieved improvements we might not have in years using internal resources.”

– John Anton, former Division Manager, Independence Tube

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