How OAG Operations Assessments Benefit
Services, Data and Regional Growth
Members’ organisations represent the needs of their subscribers to Government in order to influence policy and funding. To attract manufacturing subscribers regionally and nationally, collective needs are identified, and services delivered to satisfy them. The data that supports the provision of services is collected via surveys, conferences and workshops. OAG is a company of experienced turnaround and growth-oriented manufacturing Operations Directors. Our assessments have been designed to provide a detailed appraisal of individual or multiple businesses which will enable you to construct and apply collective data to identify manufacturing issues across the region.
Benefits for Membership Organisations
Provides a thorough examination of the state of manufacturing in the region.
Identifies the collective improvements required in manufacturing.
Data is available to support the targeting of funding.
It is an additional service you can offer to your members.
The dashboard gives you collective data, analysis and reports.
You have the ability to tailor your services to the needs of the members.
The impact of services provided can be measured via reassessment.
You can reveal the collective potential gross margin improvement for participating companies.
You can conduct multiple business comparison and benchmarking.
It identifies best in class businesses, enabling the sharing of best practice across the region.
Lead other chambers in understanding the needs of manufacturers in the region.
Benefits for Members
An action plan based on closing the gap between current status and aspirations.
Calculates the potential gross margin improvement for closing the gap.
A measurable improvement strategy whereby targets and progress milestones are set at tactical level and performance measured by re-assessment.
It can help align functional leaders’ departmental plans to the overall goal.
Leadership and key functions strengths and weaknesses will be examined.
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.
Generate the potential gross margin improvement for budgeting and targeting.
Optional multi-site comparison and benchmarking.
Can be used to assess their suppliers.
The OAG Report
Members’ organisations receive a synopsis of individual and collective members’ current state and access to a dashboard containing analytical tools to allow examination of the consolidated data. This also provides an additional service for participating members who will receive a comprehensive report on their manufacturing operation that highlights strengths and weaknesses in the 7 key components for a successful manufacturing business. Through regular re-assessments you can monitor the influence of the services provided to improve collective performance.
The OAG Dashboard
By repeating this assessment at agreed milestones, you can track manufacturing performance in the region. OAG provide you with a dashboard which contains individual and collective data on members manufacturing operations with a full analysis suite examining region, industry, turnover, employees, performance in the 7 key components and overall performance.
The data can be packaged into reports that enable you to communicate the state of region’s manufacturing, the impact of services and issues to be addressed. The more intimately you know your members, the better the service you can offer resulting in mutual financial and cultural benefits. The more members assessed and reassessed, the greater the collective data accuracy.
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