Tim Van Mieghem’s fifth article focuses on reducing the order-to-cash cycle during due diligence.
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Tim Van Mieghem’s sixth article focuses on improving pricing during due diligence.
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Tim Van Mieghem’s seventh article focuses on mitigating risk during due diligence.
Tim Van Mieghem’s eigth article focuses on opportunities to improve asset utilization.
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Doug Blanchard shared real-world examples and tools on benchmarking at NAPEO’s Risk Management Workshop (National Association of Professional Employer Organizations) in February.
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In this article, we explore operational excellence as an investment thesis, with a focus on Lean Manufacturing.
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Our client merged 3 distribution companies into one entity and needed to model the newco distribution network, re-design the DC layouts and processes, and enhance DC productivity and throughput.
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We all know the power of price increases as a cash flow lever. Pricing is ultimately a function of what the market will bear, and not dictated by cost. Yet covering a company’s costs is an important input to pricing decisions, and current trends provide a very favorable environment for price increases for companies that can execute well.
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Our operating-oriented PE clients are always looking for value levers: areas where focused improvements can create large performance gains. Some firms focus mainly on researching best practices. We are practitioners. We take proven ideas and implement them. In the course of our recent work, we’ve identified six areas where we have recently been finding untapped opportunities to help well-run companies reach new performance levels.
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