Scalability Enablement

Manufacturing Company Engages NextLevel to Define Changes Needed to Keep Pace with Rapid Growth

Manufacturing Company Engages NextLevel to Define Changes Needed to Keep Pace with Rapid Growth Client Situation A heavy equipment manufacturer was experiencing major sales growth domestically, expanded international sales, and new business from acquisitions. This rapid growth environment caused the company to exceed its ability to scale systems and processes to provide financial and operational support, resulting in a serious erosion of margin and cash reserves. Solution The company [...]

Manufacturing Company Engages NextLevel to Define Changes Needed to Keep Pace with Rapid Growth2020-01-15T00:25:37+00:00

Fleet Management Telematics Service Provider Successfully Achieves Rapid Growth Scalability

Fleet Management Telematics Service Provider Successfully Achieves Rapid Growth Scalability Client Situation A rapidly growing Software as a Service fleet telematics provider was facing the envious problem of how to effectively scale the business to handle rapid growth. The company had just turned the corner to profitability, yet Key Performance Indicators (“KPI’s”) were non-existent. This lack of an essential performance monitoring tool was the root cause of over-hiring followed [...]

Fleet Management Telematics Service Provider Successfully Achieves Rapid Growth Scalability2020-01-15T00:26:53+00:00

Major City Saves $330 Million in Municipal Office Space Costs

Major City Saves $330 Million in Municipal Office Space Costs Client Situation A major U.S. City’s downtown municipal campus consisted of a hodgepodge of older buildings no longer suitable for its needs. It needed to consolidate its municipal office space. Solution After assessing the situation, an executive with extensive commercial real estate experience, now a NextLevel partner, worked with the City’s team to develop a master plan and provide [...]

Major City Saves $330 Million in Municipal Office Space Costs2020-01-15T00:33:19+00:00

From Red to Black: Building Scale in the Service Bureau Business

From Red to Black: Building Scale in the Service Bureau Business Client Situation A global manufacturing company acquired a binational service bureau as a new division that supplied products to contract manufacturers. The division had $6 million in annual sales, but was losing $500,000 per year. Manufacturing operations were poorly managed, the division could not produce the range of products required by the industry, and a single customer dominated [...]

From Red to Black: Building Scale in the Service Bureau Business2020-01-15T21:36:00+00:00

Consumer Appliance Company Stabilizes Cash Flow and Doubles Sales in One Year

Consumer Appliance Company Stabilizes Cash Flow and Doubles Sales in One Year Client Situation A three-year-old company that marketed and distributed branded small appliances to promote a healthy lifestyle was growing rapidly. They had grown to $28 million of sales in their existing channels of seminars and direct response TV (infomercials). The company wanted to launch a catalog and rapidly expand into wholesale on a nationwide scale. The CFO, [...]

Consumer Appliance Company Stabilizes Cash Flow and Doubles Sales in One Year2020-01-15T21:38:54+00:00

US Subsidiary of European Supplier Goes from Stagnant Growth to Market Dominance

US Subsidiary of European Supplier Goes from Stagnant Growth to Market Dominance Client Situation The US subsidiary of a European B2B industrial component supplier was experiencing several years of stagnant sales growth (0 to 2 percent per annum) despite favorable market conditions (growth more than 10 percent per annum). In addition, the subsidiary’s customer base was excessively concentrated, with one customer representing approximately 85 percent of revenue. Solution A [...]

US Subsidiary of European Supplier Goes from Stagnant Growth to Market Dominance2020-01-15T21:41:46+00:00

Rapidly Growing Manufacturing Firm Alleviates Stress with Operational Improvements

Rapidly Growing Manufacturing Firm Alleviates Stress with Operational Improvements Client Situation A privately held contract manufacturing firm experiencing rapid growth averaging 56 percent per annum for the previous three years, was experiencing substantial operational and financial stress. This stress was evidenced by declining on-time customer deliveries, declining operating income, excess inventories and insufficient working capital financing agreements to sustain growth. Solution A NextLevel partner, first acting as an Advisor [...]

Rapidly Growing Manufacturing Firm Alleviates Stress with Operational Improvements2020-01-15T21:41:57+00:00

Transforming IT from a Necessary Evil to a Strategic Enabler

Transforming IT from a Necessary Evil to a Strategic Enabler Client Situation A large multinational company, with numerous subsidiaries around the world, had been struggling to generate valuable management information out of its existing systems. The company required an ERP system that was designed to meet both current financial reporting and operational needs, but also anticipate the growth of the company as outlined in the strategic plan. The system [...]

Transforming IT from a Necessary Evil to a Strategic Enabler2020-01-15T21:42:21+00:00

Construction Company with Government Contracts Fixes Security Vulnerability and Avoids Business Disruptions

Construction Company with Government Contracts Fixes Security Vulnerability and Avoids Business Disruptions Client Situation An Alaskan Native Corporation providing government construction and security services was at significant risk for a major business interruption. The company’s IT system had significant security vulnerabilities and could not support field application performance requirements, leading to risks for contract non-compliance, cost over-runs, and the inability to collect on agreed upon change requests. Solution A [...]

Construction Company with Government Contracts Fixes Security Vulnerability and Avoids Business Disruptions2020-01-15T21:43:59+00:00

Packaging Company Adopts Lean Manufacturing Concepts

Packaging Company Adopts Lean Manufacturing Concepts Client Situation A multi divisional packaging supplier to the consumer products industry faced significant business issues surrounding inventory valuation, cost of sales, inventory management and production planning. The company produced 230 million thermoformed pieces, 311 million paperboard pieces and 21.5 million contract packed items per year. They needed to address key customer requirements surrounding demand collaboration, order visibility and inventory management. In addition [...]

Packaging Company Adopts Lean Manufacturing Concepts2020-01-15T21:44:27+00:00
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