THE TEN AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
GENERAL MANAGEMENT / PLANNING
Administration, Organizational Assessments, Contract Preparation and Reviews, Sales, Distribution, and Purchase Agreements, Operations Reviews, Direction and Focus Assessments, Restructuring, and Structured Decision Making. Forecasting, Business and Strategic Planning, Business Advisory. Merger & Acquisition recommendations, Structuring the Deal, Arranging for Financing, Performing Due Diligence, Implementation and Integration.
MRP/ERP Systems Evaluation, Selection, Implementation, and Conversion. Inventory Evaluation, Cost Accounting, Information Systems, and Turnaround Planning. Business Process Creation. Business Process Re-engineering. Business Process Management. Bank Financing (including SBA and EDA loans/lines), Lines of Credit Financing (usually used in Import or Export sales or purchases), Asset-Based Lending, Letters of Credit, All-Party Negotiations (Unions/Banks/Vendors/Employees/Customers/Investors), GAAP Compliance and Auditing, HR and Organizational Systems. Job Costing, Standard Costing, Pricing modeling. Development of logical Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), Balanced Scorecards, and Dashboards.
ENGINEERING / DESIGN
Proposal Assistance, Specification Review and/or Preparation, Project Cost Estimating, Basic or Detailed Mechanical-Structural-Electrical Design, Calculations (Dimensional, Thermal Expansion, Flow, Insulation, Reaction, Pressure Drop, Center of Gravity, Forces, Moments, Loads, Stress, Seismic, Wind Load, Power Consumption, etc.), Automation Design, Calculation Software Evaluation-Selection-Creation-Debugging-Verification, Welding Design, Acceptance Test Design, and Defect Evaluation and Management.
Matrix or Line, Team Building, Scheduling (PERT/GANTT), Budgeting, Project Coordination, Documentation, Justification Analysis, Work-in-Progress Evaluation, Project Administration, Tracking, Auditing, Validation, and Reporting.
PROCESS DESIGN / CONTROL SYSTEM
Process Hazard Analysis, Conceptual Design, Detailed Process Design, Scaleup Consideration Analysis, Equipment Reassessments, Calculations, Control System Design, Functional and Test Specification Preparation.
MANUFACTURING / PRODUCTIVITY
Safety Reviews, Materials Management, Methods Management, Work Flow, MRP Utilization, Procurement, Vendor Evaluations, Debottlenecking Analyses, Cost Reduction Programs, Inventory Analysis, Budgeting, Asset Allocation, Facilities Management, and Maintenance Programs.
R&D, Product Conception to Reality, Design of Experiments, Product Performance Review, Design for Assembly, Reliability and Maintenance, Test Program Development, Product Optimization, Risk Analysis, Warranty Policy Recommendations, Price Point Determinations, Standard Cost Development, Sales Tool and Presentation Development, and In-house Software Coordination and Integration.
Develop Training Programs, Field Service, Standardization of Services, Pricing Coordination, Order Entry, and Satisfaction Surveys.
Site Evaluation, Testing, Compliance Monitoring, Permitting Assistance, Remediation Process, Equipment, and Vendor Evaluations.
ISO 9000, MIL-Q-9858, Testing, Analysis, Statistical Evaluations, Defect Documentation, Inspection and Validation Services, Gage R&R Analysis, Kappa Analysis, Installation Qualification (IQ), Operational Qualification (OQ), and Performance Qualification (PQ), and Corrective & Preventive Action Methods Development. Continuous Improvement/Kaizen.