A manufacturing firm's production strategy must be aligned with its broader business strategy. Identifying which competitive position a firm should occupy is crucial to its market positioning and financial success.
Many firms seek to be low-cost, bulk providers of mass-produced goods. Others choose to produce smaller batches of more specialized products. Still others elect to remain highly flexible in their design and production specifications, quickly reacting to shifts in customer requirements.
Linking Manufacturing Capabilities to Corporate Strategy
iServiceX helps you design and operate manufacturing facilities from a business perspective. Using tools such as: lean manufacturing indicators, Six-Sigma management implementation, business process-flow analysis and best-practices comparisons, we help identify a firm's competitive position with respect to its manufacturing capabilities and align that position with the firm's corporate strategy.
We conduct a value/supply-chain analysis, determine make/buy options, and apply a broad-based evaluation across criteria such as customer needs, competitive positioning and organizational capabilities. Finally, we generate a feasible set of options and help you quantify the financial impact of each alternative approach.
Our professionals assist you to develop collaborative product design capabilities, innovative manufacturing programs, leading-edge outsourcing approaches and alliance relationships. We focus on improving performance against key metrics, including speed-to-market, speed-to-volume time value of money and time-to-profit.
Our approach includes developing a set of integrated capabilities that reinforce total customer satisfaction and build ongoing customer loyalty, including customer support, sales and marketing, product design and management, parts management, maintenance, fulfillment, and logistics.
- Manufacturing Transformation
- Product Life Cycle Management
- Product Life Cycle Management Outsourcing
- Service Management
- Six Sigma
- Lean Manufacturing