OPERATING MARGIN AND WORKING CAPITAL
Defend the operating margin under a concept of “Zero-Based Business.”
The association of costs and potential revenues with all the supply chain activities makes it possible to explore initiatives with an economic impact without neglecting the efficiency of the processes involved. “Zero-based business” techniques facilitate a structured approach to work.
The challenges of the new context require greater care of working capital (reduction of inventories and/or increase in asset productivity) to ensure the company’s sustainability.
IMPROVING EFFICIENCY AND PROFITABILITY
- Optimization of operational costs of the entire supply cycle.
- Review of asset tenancy/lease vs. rental policies.
- Process and workload optimization (full-time-equivalent optimization).
- Different business plan scenarios based on the evolution of the context.
- Definition and execution of comprehensive cost-effectiveness improvement programs with a focus on operational cost optimization.
- Organizational and operational reengineering based on the new business plan and possible scenarios.
- Implementation of continuous improvement models.
- Revisions oriented toward IT-investment optimization using our “Squeeze” methodology for the implementation of actions that take advantage of existing systems and technologies.
- Feasibility analysis, design and implementation of shared services centers
- Analysis of optimization opportunities through process outsourcing alternatives.
- Minimize non-essential work assets to generate cash.
- Increase turnover and reduce obsolescence of inventories.
- Design and control optimal stock levels based on cost/service.
- Rationalization/availability of unnecessary fixed assets.
- Increase productivity of installed capacity.
- Optimization of the input procurement model (Supplier Managed Inventory/Consignment Stock)
- Product standardization/Portfolio rationalization by reducing semi-finished stock.