How OAG Operations Assessments Benefit
Risk mitigation, business planning and return on investment
Financial evaluation isn’t sufficient to reveal a full understanding of the potential risks and opportunities of a manufacturing business. OAG is a company born of turnaround and founded by growth-oriented expert Operations Directors. Our assessments are designed to enhance the due diligence process or to examine businesses already in your portfolio and to help you improve your financial returns. We provide a detailed appraisal of the current status of the manufacturing operation, show you how to improve it and which elements to prioritise for maximum returns.
Benefits of the OAG Assessments
Exposes the operational risks associated with the investment.
Can provide leverage in price negotiation and is an aid to valuation.
Provides a thorough examination of the current state of the operation.
Enables you to set aspirational goals aligned with the exit plan.
Delivers the actions to create a measurable improvement strategy.
Provides milestone targets so achievement can be measured by re-assessment.
Calculates the potential gross margin improvement.
The report can be used as guidance for the incumbent management team.
Organisational strengths and weaknesses will be highlighted.
It will endorse, enhance or challenge the current plan.
Can be used to assess their suppliers.
We can help you enhance your due diligence process, benchmark and assess the manufacturing businesses already in your portfolio and give you an in-depth insight into the current state of performance, efficiency and areas for improvement.
The OAG Report
The assessment report, which is centred on leadership, highlights strengths and weaknesses in the 7 key components for a successful manufacturing business. Your aspirations and the current status form the basis of an action plan, i.e. a route map to improving profit and cash flow. You can use our expert assessment to drive your return on investment by keeping the business on-track and improving in line with your targets.
The OAG Dashboard
We can help you track that manufacturing adheres to the agreed improvement plan and delivers the intended profits and cash flow benefits
OAG provides you with a dashboard which enables you to manipulate data from individual businesses or can help you monitor your entire manufacturing portfolio. The package enables you to analyse trends by business, region, industry, turnover, headcount and the 7 key components. This will help you focus on the businesses in your portfolio that need 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