Under a non-disclosure agreement we execute with you, we start
at the beginning to be sure we know your company thoroughly. Beyond
the initial basic questions that define who you are and what the
state of your business is, we spend considerable time on the intricacies
of your complex answers to many deeper questions:
Where do you want to be?
Why do you want to be there?
How do you think your market is evolving?
What leads you to think so?
Where and how do you manufacture today?
Who is in your supply chain, and how and
why were they selected?
Have your supply chain expectations changed?
Have your suppliers shown an ability to
respond to changes in ways that add value to the supply chain
How is your market evolving and changing?
How is demand for what you do changing
from a geographical perspective?
How is what you do changing to meet evolving
geographical market demands?
How scalable are your current manufacturing
Does your manufacturing plan fit your
evolving business plan seamlessly – around the world?
Scalability by itself doesn't mean much. Scalability and
versatility in an era of rapid change and intense competitive
pressures means everything, provided
it is invariably accompanied by consistently high quality results.
GOS focuses on delivering quality, scalability, versatility, consistency,
and dependability in all your evolving global manufacturing operations.
The strategies we develop are always designed with effective scalability
in mind. They apply to every key area: Manufacturing
Process Optimization, Evaluating and Aligning Core Business Processes,
Supply Chain Optimization, Ensuring Scalable Strategies,
and many others.
Making the right decision on your future direction presupposes
that you have the full body of knowledge you need to know
where you are and to know where you must go (not necessarily
the same as where you'd like to go).
We know what questions must be asked and
what areas of knowledge your answers must encompass to reach accurate
conclusions about what you must do to get where you want to go.
China, Mexico, or Eastern Europe?
As we noted earlier, off-shoring isn't a one-size-fits-all solution.
Sometimes it solves nothing. Ask executives in any of hundreds of
companies that have tried it, only to lose millions and shutter those
"We want to offshore our manufacturing," many EVPs and
CEOs have told us, "but we need you to tell us: China, Mexico,
or Eastern Europe?
Picking a nation for off-shoring is orders of magnitude different
(and more difficult) than picking an appetizer. It isn’t what
you like that counts, it's what will work for your company tomorrow,
when off-shoring is implemented and your market and products have
GOS gets in bed with your business to learn everything about you,
your customers, where your market is going, and where you need to
be to achieve the results you have a right to expect. We help you
develop and implement manufacturing strategies that not only put
you ahead in today's marketplace, but also position you for success
in the key markets you will be serving tomorrow.
There is no single right answer to the question of China, Mexico,
or Eastern Europe: the only answer that matters is the right answer
for your company. We'll not only
find that answer, we'll work with you step by step to implement