Strategy

Strategy chalk board

 

Development and Deployment

Your business has just developed its strategy. It’s based on serving your customers in a truly differentiated and valued manner. It requires that you leverage the skills of your suppliers and other trade partners. It needs to operate in a global fashion. It calls for strategic acquisitions that must be integrated quickly and seamlessly into the business. It requires that you support all of this with less investment in fixed assets and inventory. CLICK TO READ MORE

 

Product Innovation and Lifecycle Management

No other strategy for driving the top line is more important than the innovation of new products and services. Today, great ideas are not enough to beat the competition unless these ideas can be brought to market faster and more efficiently than the competition – in other words: effective execution.

Despite the apparent art of product innovation, KCB believes product development excellence is best achieved by viewing innovation and related processes as a system and focusing on the execution of the entire system. We work with clients to build collaborative processes – design collaboration, supply chain collaboration, customer collaboration, and program collaboration. KCB works with clients to reduce complexity through component and specification standardization and design for manufacturing and distribution.

 

Performance Management

Do you find yourself in the frustrating situation where you spend more time gathering and validating data than you do analyzing and deciding what to do with the information provided?

KCB design solutions to take you from the reams of paper reports that tells you “what has happened” to on-line scorecards and notifications that proactively alert you to “what is happening”. Imagine having your own prioritized scorecard that, at-a-glance, allows you to accurately assess how your business is performing. CLICK TO READ MORE

 

Marketing and Sales

Today, no single business topic commands more attention, yet generates more confusion than transforming the way you market, sell and service customers to build a competitive advantage. On one hand, organizations are reporting significant revenue and margin improvements, dramatic reductions in cost of sales, meaningful reductions in sell cycle length and real increases in customer satisfaction ratings. On the other hand, research indicates that 50 percent and more of all sales and marketing initiatives generate minimal gains or no improvement at all. CLICK TO READ MORE



Our Clients Say…

I engaged KCB to help me develop a better understanding of our supplier and plant relationships and how we could enhance those relationships to our mutual benefit. The reason I selected KCB was because of their senior level resources, their clear commitment to act in our best interests and the additional value that I perceived they’d bring to the table. They were a pleasure to work with and –most importantly – delivered on all counts.Greg Courts, Manager Strategic Sourcing, Alcan Primary Metals Group
I worked with Karl during a business re-engineering project and I found him to be a very open, honest, direct and “to the point” kind of person. I enjoyed our work immensely. Rather than being a consultant, he became a colleague, shared the frustrations and the achievements we achieved during the project. His knowledge in operations, especially in Lean Manufacturing was quite extensive, but he could also provide input regarding strategic issues. Altogether a well rounded, likable, approachable, humorous, and non-intimidating type of consultant, which is a rare trait nowadays. I would have him on my side anytime and recommend him to anybody looking for an ally for their business. You will not be sorry.John Guven, Director of Global Financial Systems and ProcessesCelestica
We retained KCB to perform an operational review covering a substantial part of our processing plant. In the past several years we had achieved significant productivity improvements and felt that another set of eyes would be beneficial in moving to the next level of performance. It was key for us, from a sustainability perspective, that our people be intimately involved in all aspects of the review. KCB brought an objective, disciplined approach to this assignment and worked effectively to engage and develop our people. We are now well down the path to achieving a 10% improvement in the efficiency of the converter aisle.Smelter General Manager
I had the experience of working with several different consulting outfits. What distinguishes the KCB consultants from the others I have worked with is that they bring a disciplined, well thought out process to the task at hand and they continuously conduct themselves in a practical manner. It’s clear to me that KCB, more so than other firms, has a results-oriented focus and makes it their priority to make the client successful in his/her endeavours.Laurence, Corporate Comptroller, Major Global Base Metals Company