Business Operations Expertise

If your business operations are not performing to full potential, you’re leaving money on the table. Bringing in the right business operations consultants can help your company reduce costs, grow, and develop — but finding the ideal partner for your operations is challenging.

BluWave can get you better outcomes and save you hours of scarce time by introducing you to our elite cadre of private equity-tested business operations consultants. We connect private equity funds, private equity-backed companies, and proactively-managed independent companies with experts in operations who plan and execute on money-saving strategies. We’ll work with you to identify boutique consulting partners who have experience in your industry and address the specific challenges your company is facing, helping you to implement changes quickly and gain a competitive advantage.

It’s difficult and prohibitively expensive for you to internally build and support world-class capabilities across the entire organization.

Business Operations Solutions

Merger Integration

A merger integration consultant can help you expertly manage and execute the tactics of integration,  structure your organization for post-merger success, develop an efficient operating model, and create value for customers and shareholders.

Operations Performance & Improvement

Improving operational performance is often the key to reaching profitability potential. An operations consulting firm in BluWave’s network can help you identify areas for improvement and streamline your company’s operations from production to distribution.

Procurement and Sourcing

You're likely leaving money on the table.  BluWave can connect you with top group purchasing organizations (GPO), indirect spend specialists, and direct spend groups that can reduce your costs and net your company significant savings.

Program Management

Most middle market companies have lean staffs will full plates.  For complicated projects, bring in an expert to make sure things get done on time.  The program management consultants in BluWave’s network help companies keep key projects on track.

Temporary Staffing

Whether due to turnover or seasonal fluctuations, temporary staffing is sometimes necessary to keep your company on target. BluWave can quickly provide you with an experienced temporary staffing firm to bolster your team when you need them.

Interim Executives

Don’t wait for your full-time hire to be made to drive growth and development. Let BluWave connect you with a custom-fit operational interim executive to jump-start your growth and development needs.

Executive Recruiting

You shouldn’t be using a bulge bracket firm for your executive recruiting needs. You’ll get a better result with a PE-tested boutique, where the partner does the work. BluWave can connect you with the right firm that has a focused operational functional role and industry expertise.

Due Diligence

Don’t fly blindly when investing large sums in this competitive market. BluWave knows the best private equity-tested due diligence groups that have the functional skills and industry experience you need and can work within the budget you have. Whether you need a tenured industry expert or a targeted boutique consultancy, we’ll calibrate the best fit for your initiative.

Don’t See What You Need?

BluWave has a dedicated staff of research specialists who utilize the private equity approach of defining markets, mapping competitive landscapes, and assessing relative strengths and weaknesses to identify best-in-class resources for its customers' niche needs. We do custom searches every day for our private equity clients and we’re very skilled at it. Let us expertly identify, vet, and connect you with the right resource. 

Case Studies

Resolving QA Issues to Improve the Bottom Line

Business Issue:
A company in the food industry was experiencing quality control and assurance issues, most of which were not being identified until after monthly financial closes. The internal operating team was unable to determine the causes of these issues, leading to significant loss of profits each month.

BluWave Approach:
BluWave quickly connected our client with two operational performance improvement consulting firms with extensive experience in their industry. Both firms demonstrated significant process and industry-specific expertise in effectively resolving QA/QC problems and creating Six Sigma-based systems to ensure that any future problems could be identified and resolved quickly. The company interviewed three groups: two from BluWave and one from their network. The two BluWave groups were deemed superior to their existing network, and, after further discussions, the company selected an operating partner from the BluWave network.

 

Client Benefit/ROI:
The BluWave-introduced group identified significant savings in the production process while also implementing a system that would mitigate QA/QC issues in real-time in future periods. The private equity firm added a high-quality operational performance group to their toolbox for future use.

Building a Value Creation Tool Box

Business Issue:

The operations team of a leading private equity fund was unable to leverage the talent on their team because they were bogged down by internal projects. The PE Ops team worked with BluWave to connect them with top resources that would enable them to leverage their prior industry experiences managing value creation versus being stuck in execution mode.

BluWave Approach:

BluWave leveraged its consultative approach to understand their portfolio companies' most common challenges and opportunities. BluWave then connected the PE operating team with top resources across sales effectiveness, operating performance improvement, and specialty recruiters.  BluWave also availed itself to the team for unique challenges and opportunities that arise over time.

Client Benefit/ROI: 

BluWave provided resources to the operations team that enabled them to act more like the senior level operators they functioned as prior to joining private equity. The team was able to address significantly more challenges and opportunities across the portfolio with more speed and certainty and were freed up to take on more strategic responsibilities within their organization. The portfolio company leadership teams also benefited from expert, variable resources that could accelerate their individual value creation plans.

Performing Due Diligence to Inform Investments

Business Issue:
A PE fund was informed that it was selected as the exclusive party to complete confirmatory diligence and acquire a private business.  The fund was a given a very short time to perform diligence across eight domestic and international locations.

BluWave Approach:
BluWave scoped the need with the PE fund on Friday afternoon.  On Monday morning, BluWave had a top operational performance improvement consultancy and infrastructure specialists with direct industry experience ready to commence due diligence across the company's eight locations.  

 

Client Benefit/ROI:  
The PE fund was connected with a top, relevant group that was previously unknown to them, BluWave leveraged its volume in the industry to work with the consultancy to be available and quickly complete its work on very short notice, and the PE fund was able to focus on other pressing confirmatory due diligence needs. The consultancy identified more than $5M of value creation opportunities, and, as a result, the private equity fund was able to quickly and confidently complete its due diligence and make the investment in an exciting new platform company.

Enhancing the Procurement Process and Cutting Costs

Business Issue:

A private equity-owned operating company was inefficiently purchasing raw materials used in its production process, which lead to cost disadvantages in its marketplace.

BluWave Approach:

BluWave connected the operating company leadership team with the world's leading expert in procurement for its specific grade of raw material. The group was able to share proprietary data, benchmark the operating company against industry peers, and show them concrete opportunities to enhance their procurement.

Client Benefit/ROI: 

The company knew that savings existed but never had the bandwidth to develop sufficient market intelligence to execute on the opportunity. BluWave quickly connected the group with a leading expert in the field that had industry intelligence across billions of dollars of their raw materials.  The management team was able to move on a substantial value creation opportunity without losing focus on other key initiatives.

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BluWave's Network

You can’t afford to waste time evaluating the lengthy lists of unknown service providers that show up in a search engine or through referrals from acquaintances with limited experiences. You probably also don't have the bandwidth to hold service providers accountable.  BluWave connects you with the the right operations resources from our proprietary, private equity-tested network based on your specific industry, functional, and budgetary requirements. In many cases, we're introducing you to solutions that you didn't know even existed or were the right tool for the job.

Contact us today to learn more about how you can benefit from our consultative process that connects you with custom fit, best-in-class resources from the BluWave network.

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