Unfortunately, neither optimizing business processes
nor initiating a manufacturing business plan that can support global
lean manufacturing operations lend themselves to fruition through
the magic-wand school of management.
Neither happens overnight and neither happens in a way that leaves
every manager and every employee delighted. It's about business
success, and success and bliss don't always coexist -- regardless
of how much all of us wish they did.
That said, self-analysis is inevitably the place where successfully
navigating the future begins.
At a high level, companies in the quest for efficiency and improved
profitability want lean operations. They want to be able to respond
to their customers and their prospects with quality products at
sensible pricing. They want to be where the market is, to anticipate
where the market will be tomorrow, and they want to anticipate geographic
market changes and capitalize on them.
Of course at the heart of their desires is beating competition
-- present and future.
Laurence J. Peter once said, If you
don't know where you're going, you will probably end up somewhere
else -- a major problem for business. But before you can
set objectives and chart a course to realize them, you
must know where you are, and whether "where you're going"
is where you are prepared to
go, or where you need to go given the direction of your markets.
Should we own functions or farm them out?
How do we determine what's best for us?
What makes a supply chain consistently dependable?
How do we design for both efficiency and producibility?
Once we have a global business plan in which we are confident,
how do we ensure that our manufacturing plan perfectly supports
Effective business analyses -- determining precisely where your
company stands today and where its core and future markets will
be tomorrow -- is where every successful quest toward global manufacturing
GOS’ broad worldwide experience at optimizing business processes
and other manufacturing solutions is leveraged on your behalf to
ensure you wind up where you need to be, not "somewhere else."