For a North American glass fabricator, Quantum led an operational turnaround program at one of its highly automated manufacturing plants. Quantum conducted a quick assessment of the operating issues affecting plant performance. Quantum worked closely with the plant team to develop a comprehensive program that addressed all of the operating processes from purchasing to customer service. Quantum led multiple Kaizen events and Root Cause Analysis exercises to identify changes to operating practices, processes and KPIs. Quantum coached the plant team through the implementation, and helped to achieve significant improvements in On Time In Full (OTIF %), reduction in scrap, increase in throughput, setting the plant on the path to improved profitability.
For a PE owned semi-conductor processing company, Quantum completed an assessment of a potential add on acquisition of a competitor with 3 manufacturing plants. Quantum conducted a detailed assessment of each of the processing plants, and developed an integration framework and EBITDA savings estimates from integrating the operations of the 2 companies.
For a PE client considering a platform investment in an electrical component manufacturer with 2 manufacturing locations and a complex global supply chain, Quantum conducted an Operations Due Diligence and supply chain risk assessment. The site visits were conducted observing strict Covid-19 protocols. Quantum developed an assessment of manufacturing and operating processes, ability to support growth and risks in the supply chain.
For a PE owned fiber and cable connectivity manufacturing company operating in aerospace and defense verticals, Quantum conducted an operational synergy assessment of an add on acquisition in an adjacent space. Quantum assessed the operating processes at the target’s manufacturing plant, identified opportunities for EBITDA improvements and developed a post-close operating agenda for the target.
For a PE portfolio company that manufactures and distributes pipe fittings and connections, Quantum conducted an Operational Due Diligence and synergy modeling for the potential acquisition of a competitor. Synergies included consolidation of manufacturing plants, foundries, channels and distribution centers, SKU rationalization and organizational integration. Quantum modeled the existing capacity by each process at the receiving plants and modeled how the costs would change with incremental volume from the target plants. Quantum also modeled new inventory levels and additional space and costs required in DCs. Based on this Quantum developed synergy estimates, one time costs estimates and an integration plan
For a PE portfolio company in aerospace micro electronics considering an add-on acquisition of a significantly larger, high reliability global semi conductor components supplier, Quantum conducted ODD and operational synergy assessment. The Quantum team visited 8 plants in the US and UK to conduct overall operations assessment. The team developed integration strategy for manufacturing plants that included closing 2 of the target’s locations and moving production over to the acquirer’s plants. Quantum developed the synergies and one time costs in operational and organizational integration. Quantum was retained to lead the post-close implementation
For a recently acquired hardware distributor with 0ver 75K SKUs, Quantum conducted a detailed post-close operations assessment. Recommendations included consolidating DC network from 16 to 8 locations, changes to inventory policies, classification and stocking levels, e-commerce fulfillment policies, sourcing & rebates, DC operating procedures, etc. Management has fully accepted the recommendations and is implementing in an expedited timeline
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. Subsequently Quantum led a 7-month implementation program to assist the Management team through these changes.
For a PE portfolio company in aerospace & defense, evaluating an add-on acquisition of a components manufacturer and repair service provider, Quantum conducted operational diligence and add-on synergy assessment. Quantum worked closely with the client’s team to identify and assess specific synergy opportunities in manufacturing including production consolidation, sourcing, organization and SG&A. Quantum developed the synergy estimates, one time costs and an integration implementation plan.
For a PE client, Quantum conducted a rapid Phase 1 assessment of a mid-market automotive after-market parts manufacturer. Quantum conducted site visits, data analysis and management discussions to assess the maturity and scalability of operating practices, network capacity and operating costs.
For a PE client, Quantum conducted a detailed carve out operational assessment of a global blow molding machinery manufacturing and after market parts distribution operations. Specifically the assessment focused on relocating assembly and parts distribution from the parent company to one of the carved out sites. Quantum conducted a detailed review of the assembly operations and supply chain, assessed the feasibility and risks in the carve out, developed the operating costs for the NewCo, developed site lay outs for the new assembly and distribution operations, an implementation plan and estimates for one-time costs. Quantum’s expertise in manufacturing and distribution was recognized by the PE clients and the NewCo Management team.
For a PE client focused on aerospace investments, Quantum Strategic Advisors conducted an ODD of a leading high reliability electronics components manufacturer with 5 manufacturing sites in the US. Quantum assessed the potential for EBITDA improvements through operational initiatives including – footprint rationalization, product consolidation, sourcing, productivity improvements and pricing. Quantum also outlined platform investments to support continued acquisitive growth.
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%.
For a middle market PE firm, Quantum conducted operational assessments of 3 highly specialized aerospace electronics companies. For each target, Quantum assessed the stand alone improvement opportunities in manufacturing, supply chain, organization and G&A. We also assessed potential synergies in a roll up scenario integrating with other targets under consideration.
For a $3B diversified aerospace manufacturer, conducted operational due diligence and detailed pre-close planning for the acquisition and integration of a North American aerospace manufacturer with 2 plant locations. The Quantum team assessed synergies in manufacturing, organization and G&A. Developed a detailed plan to move production to the buyer’s manufacturing locations and transition to an integrated organization. Quantum has been retained to lead the integration
For an aerospace and defense semi-conductor manufacturer, conducted diligence and detailed pre-close planning for the acquisition and integration of a carve out of the micro-electronics division from a parent company. Developed detailed work plan and one time costs for moving the manufacturing plant and headquarters to a new location, and estimated EBITDA impact.
Operational Due Diligence of a $2B specialty paper and plastics products manufacturer that had grown quickly through acquisitions and had 30+ plants. Assessed opportunities in manufacturing footprint consolidation, Lean improvements, indirect sourcing and supply chain. Critically evaluated seller’s claims on footprint and manufacturing initiatives, which helped the PE firm to calibrate their interests in the target.
For a $1B branded retail cosmetic manufacturer being carved out from a large parent, assessed the operational impacts as a standalone. Estimated the impact of loss of leverage in sourcing and distribution, offset by reductions in corporate overheads, and operational improvements.
Commercial and operational due diligence of a $200M contract food manufacturer serving military and commercial channels. Assessed and validated growth projections in new product introductions with branded food manufacturer programs. Assessed improvement potential in manufacturing operations. Developed revenue and EBITDA forecasts.
Operational Due Diligence, pre-close panning and post-close program management for acquiring and integrating a $50M Mexican specialty manufacturer and moving production to the buyer’s plant in USA.