Consultant or Employee?

Engaging Consultants For The Right Reasons

Knowing when it’s best to use your own resources versus an independent expert/consultant can be challenging. Using a consultant is beneficial when you need expertise and experience that your business may not have otherwise, or when you need a new prospective on your business.

Supply Chain Expertise:
Do you have in-house resources with the depth of financial expertise and experience to tackle your tough supply chain issues? Could you benefit from an outside perspective? We specialize in supply chain management, leveraging our functional knowledge of best practices and extensive experience in delivering solutions to complex supply chain problems to improve your supply chain performance.

Analysis Skills & Tools:
We bring a wide range of tools and analysis skills for performance improvement and cost reduction, such as financial analysis, Six Sigma, Lean, FMEA, outsourcing analysis, and network modeling.

Resource Capacity & Retention:
When your human resources are fully committed to running the day-to-day business, adding overtime projects presents a retention risk as their work-life balance diminishes. We provide the capacity to address issues now.

Accelerating Initiatives:
When time is money, add capacity to your initiatives in the short-term and begin realizing the benefits in the short-term. We offer change management skills and acceleration techniques to move quickly.

Project & Program Management:
Solving problems and delivering solutions on a timely basis require well-practiced project and program management skills. We have led hundreds of projects from definition to realization.

Make vs. Buy Decision:
When there is a difference between the skills needed to analyze and improve the business versus the skills needed to run it day to day, it makes sense to utilize consultants as problem solvers and change agents. It’s then unnecessary to hire the resources that can do both.

Coaching & Training:
Smart companies engage us not only to solve problems and deliver projects, but to coach and train employees along the way, providing knowledge transfer and building capabilities.

Mediation & Facilitation:
When change management is a significant barrier to improvement, utilize an impartial, third-party to mediate discussions and facilitate working sessions to discuss and resolve organizational issues, jointly develop solutions, make decisions by consensus, and gain commitment.