How OAG Operations Assessments Benefit
Improved Earnings Streams
Manufacturing consultancy is highly competitive as there are many individuals offering similar services. Consultants who use a predefined model to differentiate themselves are more likely to win contracts. OAG is a company of experienced turnaround and growth-oriented Operations Consultants with a proven record of improving operations. Our success has been founded upon our assessment models. They have been designed to provide the client with a detailed appraisal of the current status of their manufacturing operation and the means to control and manage the improvement process.
Benefits of the OAG Assessments
The assessment is an additional service you can offer to your clients.
You gain a detailed understanding of a client’s current status and aspirations to help you tailor your services to their needs.
Your dashboard gives you collective data, analysis and reports and reminds you of client milestone points.
Individual clients can be compared with the collective norms to provide a target for consultancy or training.
Repeating the assessment at planned milestones gives a measure of a client’s improvement and extends your relationship with the client.
Calculates the potential gross margin improvement.
Delivers a saleable improvement strategy enhancing your sales proposition.
It will endorse, enhance or challenge an established plan.
Can be used to involve the management team in establishing current condition and/or goal setting.
Multi-site comparison and benchmarking.
Better data will enhance your case studies.
Can be used to assess your client’s suppliers.
The report is a discussion document for further business, something you can revisit at milestones along their development and a definite edge over competing consultants.
The OAG Report
The assessment report, which is centred on leadership, contains a comprehensive examination of a manufacturing operation. It highlights strengths and weaknesses in the 7 key components for a successful manufacturing business. The client’s aspirations and the current status captured during the assessment process provide the basis of an improvement plan. This includes financial benefits from data supplied by the client and identifies the payback projection for your services.
The OAG Dashboard
OAG provide you with a dashboard which contains individual and collective data on assessed client organisations with a full analysis suite examining region, industry, turnover, employees, performance in the 7 key components and overall performance. This enables you to compare clients and develop solutions for generic weaknesses thereby enhancing your sales proposition. Among the features there is a built-in calendar reminding you of client milestone points. By completing milestone reassessments, you can monitor operational and financial improvement.
1. Take a look at an example report and its interpretation.
2. Learn more about the assessment options via the links below.
3. Contact OAG for further information, to discuss your requirements or to assess a business on your behalf.
Pioneer is a self-assessment for single-site operations where aspiration and current state data is entered consecutively producing a report in under 90 minutes.
Spearhead is a coordinated assessment for a single-site operation where the assessor can establish the current state and aspirations via input from selected individuals.
Vanguard is a coordinated assessment for multi-site operations to establish aspiration and current state for individual and cross-site performance analysis.
“Within one week we had assessed the current state, set aspirations, formulated detailed action plan and communicated it to everyone.
The OAG assessment gave me a comprehensive review of the current state of the operation and an improvement plan focussed on the goals I want to achieve. The team enjoyed being involved and the factory as a whole have a greater understanding of the need to change.”
Mark Manning - Richmann Walsh Engineering Ltd.
“We asked OAG to perform manufacturing due diligence on the potential acquisition of a manufacturing business in Suffolk.
Internally our buy-in team of four, with experience covering Marketing, Finance, HR factory management and manufacturing, we believed we had sufficient skills to have fully assessed the business we were considering acquiring. Fortunately, we decided to hire OAG, whose on-site team reviewed the operations over a period of 4 days and reported promptly to us. Their report identified opportunities for significant improvement but more importantly OAG identified costs and risks that our own review had missed. Their findings led us to change our offer and to justify that change. The vendor chose not to accept.
OAG saved us from a very costly mistake.”
Chris Lowe - Director - Colobus Ltd
“We asked R.I.M.E. to conduct an onsite assessment of our manufacturing operation and make recommendations to help us turn around its performance. The detailed analysis and information generated from their assessment model gave us the basis of a recovery plan.”
James Carter – CEO and Investor