- Firms lacking Institute for Supply
Certified Purchasing Managers or Accredited Purchasing Practitioners in
- Small and medium size firms who lack the in-house resources that large
- Non-profit firms that want advice about doing their accounting right.
- Young firms, in business for five years or less.
- Firms that need temporary supply management or managerial accounting
- Start-ups who have not yet focused on their back office
- Firms preparing for any audit.
- Firms about to merge, or that have just merged.
- Any firm seeking an outsider's professional opinion of their supply
management and supply policy development
for clients, including a large software development company.
We show our clients the current state of their supply management
efforts, where they can improve these efforts and how effective supply
management can support (or even shape) a firm’s strategic direction.
Introducing basic parent company administrative and
financial work processes to a recently acquired subsidiary.
The “back office” functions are the heart of any firm’s daily
operation. We provided a smooth
join-up between the acquiring and acquired firms that ensured the continuity
of this critical work and quickly supported combined operations.
Backfill supply management support to firms with temporary staffing
Introducing work processes that complemented a new
manufacturing expense accounting system.
Today’s complex off-the-shelf enterprise management and accounting
systems require considerable user adaptation and documented support
procedures to meet system operating requirements.
We help our clients develop, modify and document the daily work that
“feeds” these systems.
Providing financial management services to non-profit
service organizations and government entities.
These organizations have very different financial and accounting management needs
from for-profit firms. We show
these clients how to improve their fiscal management and free more
dollars for use in operations or providing services.
Helping a small healthcare products distribution
company improve its cash flow and product freshness by increasing its
inventory turn. Small
businesses often lack many basic business skills that larger firms take for
granted. Further, they cannot
always devote precious resources to offsite skill development.
We provided “on the job” skill development that helped this
client tackle everyday problems effectively.