With 20+ years of experience both in senior management positions and internal and external consultancy roles, the W7 consultant, while assessing your business quickly, can accompany you in your most important business decisions and developments, drawing on his deep experience in a wide range of industrial enterprises on a worldwide basis.
W7 can provide you with a personal sparring partner who understands your concerns, a senior resource who can confront his structured and objective analysis of your operations with your internal views, as well as deploy validated tools to improve performance.
W7 provides support in particular in the following areas, crucial to the performance of your company or business unit:
Due to the change of the environment, the new customer structure, and the competitionnew competition scheme, W7 was asked to study the global positioning of the group. Full fledge analysis was accomplished, from market analysis to internal organization assessment.
As a result, it became clear that the organization was not optimally designed to serve the market in this transformed environment. The business dynamic was different according to geographical areas.
The functional organization had to move to a geographical one in order to address local specific issues and recreate a clear profitability by empowering the local management teams and create an entrepreneurship spirit.
W7 subsequently developed, with the client, a detailed action plan to successfully address these weaknesses.
W7 was requested to participate to the whole sales process of the company with a specific focus on the business activities by developping and quantifying a business plan with the sales team.
This resulted in the change of owner going from a European Private Equity to an South-American industrial holding.
W7 was asked to help to turn around the activity of the North American business of a specialty company that had a negative profitabilty. 700 headcount, 4 production sites (Canada, USA, Mexico), based in Nashville, TN, USA with a turnover of 90 M$
After a full audit of the business activity and the 4 manufacturing facilities, a plan was developed with the local team which has materialized with the following actions :
This resulted in a profitable growth of business by going from 90 M$ to 150 M$ with a Gross Margin of 20% in a 4 years time period.
W7 was asked to integrate the activities of a company acquired by a Belgian group. The acquired entity was specialized in process consultancy, R&D and engineering in the comminution field for extractive industries.
The mission results materialized in
After the acquisition of a group by a Private Equity Company, W7 was asked to change and improve the sales branch due to the market globalization and the lack of profitability of the activity.
The activity consisted of mainly 4 different businesses serving worldwide customers located on all continents. 500 M€ sales made with a team of 235 people.
Several actions have been developed and put in place with the support of the team.
Due to the comoditization of the products from the market and the pressure from the competition, W7 was asked to study and put in place an Innovation approach. By transforming the R&D spirit to a customer Innovation centric process.
A full audit of the Innovation process has been accomplished by W7 bringing a clear action plan to be put in place.
W7 subsequently developed, with the client, a detailed action plan to successfully turn around the approach.