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Management Consulting: Manufacturing Competitiveness


Improving Manufacturing and Supply Chain Performance

Companies are challenged to improve margins and profitability, particularly in challenging economic times. Significant performance improvements in manufacturing and supply chain can drive substantial contributions to the bottom line.

To manage costs, increase productivity, and improve profitability, companies must understand:

  • How they perform against competition
  • Manufacturing and supply chain costs at the product line and business unit level
  • Most impactful cost reduction opportunities  
  • If they have the right production footprint and product portfolio


Capabilities Designed to Drive Performance Improvement

Kline has a long and deep history of successfully improving manufacturing competitiveness for companies around the world. Our proven methodology identifies pragmatic performance improvement opportunities and delivers executable strategies. We use a matrix of tools to provide solutions: Competitive Benchmarking, Profitability Analysis, Technology Assessment, and Product Portfolio and Asset Optimization.

The success of Kline’s Manufacturing Competitiveness service is driven by a number integrated competencies:

Deep and broad industry expertise
Vast experience and knowledge of chemicals and energy, industrial goods, pharma and healthcare, consumer products, retail, and other industries.
Experienced team
Our global staff has a unique combination of diverse functional and problem-solving skills, industry expertise, technology, and process engineering knowledge.
Robust multidimensional methodology
Has been proven in over 500 engagements to deliver accurate assessment of competitors’ manufacturing and go-to-market costs.
Competitive benchmarking expertise
We draw on our experience and data on competitive benchmarks in portfolio rationalization and asset optimization programs.
Cost effectiveness
Total project cost of ownership is low. Time commitment from your staff is minimal. Kline team members are expertise-based, minimizing the use of resources and time of the engagement.
Support of a market research division
Kline research is well known and respected across many industries and gives us an advantage to collect good data, with companies willing to provide input for our models.

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