Operational Assessment – Industrial Distributor

For a recently acquired fast-growing industrial parts designer/distributor with 20K SKUs, significant Asia sourcing, Quantum conducted a detailed post-close operations assessment. Quantum identified transformative changes in business model, processes and systems, to enable the business to scale to 2X in a few years. The changes include service level definitions, sales processes, SOIP and inventory levels, operations scheduling, assembly capacity enhancements, WMS and SCM software, network structure changes, etc. Quantum will lead an implementation program to assist the Management team through these changes.

Chemicals Footprint Strategy

For a global chemicals company, Quantum developed its North American footprint strategy – specifically to address if plants could be consolidated. The Quantum team worked collaboratively with the client to assess demand and capacity by various chemistries at the reactor level at each plant, under various business scenarios. Quantum developed several footprint scenarios that evaluated capital investments, reactor utilizations, tolling considerations, tank capacities, infrastructure investments, operating costs, freight considerations, regulatory considerations and customer impact. Quantum calculated CapEx, OpEX and ROI under each scenario, and a recommended path forward.

Chemicals – Plant Consolidation Project Management

For a global chemicals company, Quantum led the integration of 2 of its largest North American manufacturing sites. Quantum worked closely with the client functional teams to develop a detailed program that covered product qualifications with customers, capital investments / capacity enhancements, plant operations process developments, supply chain planning and production transition, logistics and rail transition, etc. Quantum set up the PMO, managed the worksreams and led the 8-month program to successfully transition production on-time, to very high client satisfaction.

Order to ship cycle time reduction

For a lower middle market “Build to Order” electronic components manufacturing service provider, Quantum conducted an assessment of its order to delivery cycle times and identified opportunities to reduce lead times by 50%. Our client provided very high quality production services but customer dissatisfaction with lead times was limiting growth. Quantum collected detailed process data using templates, conducted process observations and analysis to identify key issues affecting cycle times at every step in the process. Quantum facilitated internal discussions to identify solutions to reduce lead times by 50%.

Food Distributor – Operational Best Practices

For a PE owned $12B food services distributor implemented a multi-year operational improvements program to improve EBITDA by $60M through standardizing operating practices in DCs, route optimization, increased backhauls and other operational improvements.

Field Work Force Productivity

For a PE owned $200M retail refrigeration services company with a large field workforce, implemented a comprehensive productivity management program across 2 business units to improve productivity, track construction work progress, improve bidding and manage exceptions. Improved EBITDA by 200 bps which was instrumental in the sale of the company to another PE firm.

Chemicals – Footprint Rationalization

For a $800M global specialty chemicals manufacturer with significant excess capacity and declining markets, developed a detailed business case and plan to rationalize its manufacturing capacity. Modelled multiple scenarios based on cost/benefits, market and competitive impacts and recommended a best fit scenario for implementation.

Multiple strategy and transformation projects

Led multiple projects over years for manufacturing, transportation & distribution companies, e.g.:  Improving asset utilization and terminal productivity for a Class 1 railroad,  Operational transformation and market alignment of $6B transportation & logistics company,  Network optimization for a large automotive OEM,   Supply chain design and outsourcing for a $100M CPG manufacturer