Case 1 Global chemical/materials manufacturer
Theme: Business structure reform for specific business division
In the new mid-term business plan, the division was required to transform its business structure and drastically improve its profit level.
We proposed a structural reform scenario that selects and focuses on high-profit products and high-profit customers by visualizing the profit structure by product group and by customer. Using this scenario as a reference case, we formulated a reform plan by shaping specific measures. Some of the measures were withdrawal from low-profit/low-growth product groups, review and change of business terms with low-profit customers, and improvement of cost structure by consolidating business bases.
Case 2 Global machine tools manufacturer
Theme: Organization restructure
One of the world's top-class machine tool manufacturers was facing a major challenge of successor development to replace the top executives who have supported its outstanding on-site capabilities since the founding. The situation was most serious in the production department, where the highest priority was placed on technical capability while management capability development was put off.
We formulated a new mid-term plan to regenerate management capability within the organization and supported the organization redefine its management talent requirements.
Case 3 Global automobile parts manufacturer
Theme: Purchasing function reinforcement
After receiving investment from the PE fund, the company became independent and was making progress to reorganize and reinforce its organization and functions in line with a new growth strategy. Since the biggest theme of the growth strategy was the procurement cost improvement, there was a strong need to strengthen the functions of the procurement department.
We provided hands-on support to renew the method of setting procurement cost reduction targets, create managing process centered on KPIs, build an organization/role design that functions globally, and recruit appropriate human resources.
Case 4 Major food manufacturer
Theme: Company-wide management reform and culture reform
Having placed emphasis on sales to fight the global competition in the past, the company decided to switch to purpose management centered on CSV by turning attention to society, customers, and employees once again.
We supported the company to promote company-wide culture reform by organizing requirements, creating roadmap and system to realize the change. In addition, we reviewed the important values (WAY), unified problem solving ideology and methodology by implementing Lean Six Sigma, reviewed operation to aim for customer centric value generation, and contributed to other activities such as development and promotion of employee satisfaction improvement programs.