Critical ops performance & improvement consultant to increase warehouse efficiency


Challenge

A PE fund managing partner came to us with a critical need for an operational performance and improvement consultant that could evaluate and redesign the existing layout in one of their manufacturing portcos’ warehouses. Since acquiring the portco, the PE fund had discovered that there were foregone profits due to the lack of logistical reason that had gone into organizing the warehouse. They immediately needed a lean six sigma type consultant to come in and optimize the layout, process, and flow of the warehouse in order to increase operational efficiencies.

Solution

Leveraging our founder’s 20 years in private equity, we have extensive frameworks for assessing PE-grade operational performance and improvement needs. BluWave utilizes technology, data, and human ingenuity to pre-map, assess, monitor, and maintain deep pools of ops performance and improvement groups and independents that uniquely meet the private equity standard. We interviewed the PE fund to understand their specific key criteria and then connected the client with two select, exact-fit, pre-vetted operational performance and improvement consultants from our invitation-only Intelligent Network.

Result

Within 24 hours of the initial scoping call, the PE firm and portfolio company were introduced to two PE-grade ops performance and improvement consultants that specialized in optimizing efficiencies in small assembly-oriented manufacturing companies. The client selected their ideal choice and the PE fund was able to confidently engage the individual to drive operational performance and improvement by increasing warehouse efficiency.

“The consultant was great. He was able to scale his work up and down based on the changing needs of the business and employees' understanding. He was very hands-on and we definitely would recommend him to other PE funds and portcos.”

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