Continuous improvement requires more than just a set of tools and projects. To achieve the next level of operational excellence, one must first gain a thorough understanding of current performance. In fact, sustainable success is only achieved when four key elements are addressed:
Our experienced team of seasoned consultants understands the complexity of a systematic integrated solution to leverage the best of current thinking across multiple prevailing methodologies, and has consistently delivered impressive results across a wide array of industries.
Our integrated approach utilizes a combination of established lean tools, rigorous change management methodology based on the PROSCI® model, operational excellence processes based on Shingo™ methodologies, and mindsets and behaviors concepts to improve communication and engagement. This allows for implementation in a structured and disciplined roll-out that engages all employees in a phased approach to suit specific businesses needs and priorities.
Rigorous change management practices are instrumental to the success of any large scale projects that impact a significant percentage of employees.
SPG’s experienced professionals have helped re-direct the use of resources, business process, budget allocations, and many other modes of operation that significantly reshape a company or organization. Using key enablers like significant amounts of communication, sponsor support, resistance management and coaching, they have helped employees fully understand the need for change and how it impacts their work lives, as well as provided them with sufficient knowledge and skills to succeed.
Additionally, through use of content-rich platforms and material from partner organizations, our change management solutions work seamlessly with project management methods through an integrated model. Our team also provides expertise in developing a structured solution for all change initiatives across any industry, and incorporates many different disciplines from behavioral and social sciences to information technology and business solutions.
Our M&A practice serves private equity and VC firms, financial sponsors and intermediaries, as well as corporate entities pursuing acquisitions in the technology, healthcare, IT, CPG and manufacturing industries.
We have extensive experience advising clients at every step in the lifecycle of an M&A transaction, including prospecting and deal origination, financial and technology due diligence, deal structuring, negotiation and financing, and post-acquisition integration and management.
We also use a proprietary EON platform from our partner, Phase 5 Group, and enable our clients to use a standardized process across all deal activity to realize the full value-creation potential of each transaction. The platform and process can be institutionalized within the organization, and provides a sustainable “leave behind” that creates consistency for all elements of the due diligence process (strategic, financial, technical, human capital, sales and marketing, operational, legal and others). Additionally, it offers a real-time project management “heat map” so all levels of leadership have visibility into team member actions and overall status of multiple “in-progress” acquisition efforts across many functional groups.