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Embracing the Pillars of Procurement Optimization for Private Equity Firms

Introduction In the dynamic world of private equity, efficiency and strategic foresight are key to maximizing investments and driving growth. One area that private equity firms can leverage to realize significant value is procurement. By partnering with a seasoned consultant like Value Driven Solutions, a Global Operations and Supply Chain Consulting Firm, private equity firms […]

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Leadership for a Complex World: Planning for the CEO of the Future

Faced with a retiring CEO weary from the relentless pace of the last three years, a prominent global corporation found itself at a pivotal juncture, grappling with significant leadership and strategic hurdles. This entity, celebrated for its superior products and outstanding customer service, had long been a market leader. Nevertheless, it was now struggling to […]

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The Implication of Private Equity in the World of Tech Services

In the dynamic realm of tech services and tech-enabled offerings, there's been a notable surge in interest over the past decade, challenging the prior view of these sectors as less appealing compared to their software counterparts. Services companies have emerged as key players, showcasing remarkable growth, durable client relationships, and steadfast profitability, capturing the attention […]

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Interim Plant Managers

Interim Plant Managers – can improve operations and plant performance dramatically. When an existing plant manager transitions out of a role it creates an opportunity to not only fill the gap left by the previous plant manager but fill it quickly with an interim plant manager that has the necessary skills and experience to dramatically […]

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What Is Facility Design & Why Is It Important?

If you’re building a new facility or renovating an existing one, there’s nothing more important to your success than the design and layout of the facility. It not only has a major impact on the production process, but also on your employees, customers, equipment, and operation as a whole. This is true whether you own […]

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As PE Company Exits Slow, Holding Periods Now Longest Ever

Corporate executives leading private equity backed companies may have noticed delayed liquidity events. If this is your concern, you are not alone. The median holding period for PE-backed portfolio companies is now 5.6 years, the highest value since we started tracking this metric in 2000. Trends in portfolio holding periods across 23 years and three […]

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10 Reasons Why Lean Manufacturing Transformations Fail

Manufacturers engage in Lean because of different situations: start-ups, turnaround situations, rapid growth, plateaus, restructuring, etc. Manufacturing organizations in each of these situations can certainly benefit from a Lean manufacturing transformation. However, if the decision to engage is based on the wrong reasons, efforts are doomed to fail. A manufacturer that is in a mature […]

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Why Variation in Consulting Does Not Sell

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT IN CONSULTING, NARROW FOCUS IN CONSULTING I had a surprising call recently with a (very) tired consulting leader. To provide a bit of context, the chat was about the focus and expertise of his boutique consultancy. I challenged him on his firm’s (lack of) focus. An extract of the discussion… Me: Do you […]

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"Unlocking Growth: The Roadmap with OKRs, KPIs, and a Culture of Accountability and Responsibility in CPG"

Introduction: In the ever-evolving landscape of the Consumer-Packaged Goods (CPG) industry, staying competitive requires not just agility but a strategic approach to performance measurement, team dynamics, accountability, and responsibility. Two essential frameworks that play a crucial role in this pursuit are Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Let's delve into what […]

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Navigating Change in CPG: “Successes and Challenges in Change Management”

I. Introduction The Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) industry operates in a landscape of constant evolution, demanding agility and adaptability. Successful navigation through these changes hinges on effective change management strategies. II. Successful Elements of Change Management in CPG A. Strategic Vision and Communication 1.      Clear Vision: A Blueprint for Transformation · Importance of Clarity: A […]

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