Is the Cost Of Poor Quality (COPQ) too high? Defects, Scrap, Rework, Escapes are often unseen except by the P&L (or the Customer)!
Clients threatening to leave? Penalties (and extra costs) being incurred for late deliveries? Are you needing to expedite and chase too often to meet your commitments?
Equipment downtime, staffing issues, manual processes, material shortages. There is no lack of ideas to improve your business, but where is the time to do it with all the focus on 'blocking and tackling' to keep the product moving out the door to get paid?
Be it new technology adoption, new business (organic or acquisition), or a transformational project which can't be delayed to remain competitive in an ever-changing industry and economy. How do you absorb this additional work with the existing team?
A keen eye, utilizing the right leadership, tools and technology, can greatly reduce or eliminate many of these obstacles; quickly and permanently.