How OAG Operations Assessments Benefit
Owners, Directors, Managers
Baseline, Direction and Goals
As leaders within the manufacturing organisation, you are responsible for improving gross margin, operational performance and culture. OAG is a company of experienced turnaround and growth-oriented Operations Directors with a proven record of improving operations. Our assessments have been designed to provide you with a detailed appraisal of the current status of your manufacturing operation and the means to control and manage the improvement process.
Benefits of the OAG Assessments
Provides a thorough examination of the current state of the operation.
Enables you to set aspirational goals aligned with the strategic plan.
Calculates the potential gross margin benefit for achieving aspirational goals.
Delivers the actions to create a measurable improvement strategy.
Milestone targets can be set and performance measured by re-assessment.
Aligns departmental plans to the aspirational goals of the business.
Provides an opportunity to include the wider management team in establishing current condition.
Can be used to communicate objectives throughout the organisation.
Organisational strengths and weaknesses will be highlighted.
It will endorse, enhance or challenge an established plan.
Can be used on individual or multiple businesses for comparison and benchmarking.
The report can be downloaded immediately on completion of the assessment.
Can be used to assess your suppliers
If you want a greater understanding of an individual business, or to benchmark and review multiple businesses, the OAG assessment will give you an in-depth report on the current state and the benefits for improvement.
The OAG Report
The assessment report, which is centred on leadership, contains a comprehensive examination of your operation. It highlights strengths and weaknesses in the 7 key components for a successful manufacturing business. The aspirations and the current status captured during the process form the basis of an action plan with a financial benefits analysis for closing the gap and to aid budgeting.
The OAG Dashboard
By repeating this assessment at agreed milestones, you can track that manufacturing are adhering to the agreed improvement plan and are delivering the associated benefits.
OAG provide you with a dashboard which enables you to manipulate data from an individual business or the collective data from multiple businesses. The package enables you to analyse trends by business, region, industry, turnover, headcount and the 7 key components. This will highlight areas that require 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