Manufacturing

Key industry trends 

The manufacturing sector refers to a broad set of industrial production companies and includes, e.g., engineering, construction, electronics, chemicals, metalworking, plastics, transportation, textiles and food and beverages industries.

To manufacturing companies, the key trends are:

  • Emerging of technology opportunities, e.g., industry 4.0, robotization
  • Decrease in market growth
  • Intensified global competition, e.g., on price and speed delivery
  • Optimisation of processes and sourcing models

 

Key challenges

We support manufacturing companies overcoming these challenges, e.g.:

  • What is the best sourcing model?
  • How to reduce production costs?
  • How to optimise the use of resources, e.g., sales, IT, material use?
  • How to innovate and improve operations and products?
  • What is the optimal material procurement model?
  • How to increase market share?

 

Our experience

Oleto Associates has experience with several manufacturing companies. We leverage our experience when tailoring the solution to specific client needs in close collaboration with the client. Experiences and insights from different manufacturing industries create a foundation for effective and implementable solutions.

Selected case studies

Go-to-market strategy for a ground breaking innovation

Go-to-market strategy for a ground breaking innovation

A US based technology company wanted to find the best way to approach the market for a ground breaking innovation within…

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Product strategy for an industrial company

Product strategy for an industrial company

A business unit of a large industrial conglomerate of Danish origin was unsure where to invest future R&D spend to meet…

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Outsourcing of technical and logistics services for an energy company

Outsourcing of technical and logistics services for an energy company

The market for one of Europe’s major energy companies was undergoing substantial changes in the fuel types being used fo…

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Selected perspectives

Smart Homes: Clever Strategies Needed

Smart Homes: Clever Strategies Needed

June 2019

Three competitive battles are likely to play out in the near future as the war for convenience, design and sustainabilit…

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An IT Portfolio Fit for The Economic Down-turn

An IT Portfolio Fit for The Economic Down-turn

December 2009

Take advantage of the current economic climate to construct a more valuable and less risky IT project portfolio.

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Outsourcing – Follow Facts Not Feelings

Outsourcing – Follow Facts Not Feelings

November 2011

Avoid outsourcing part of your business as a black box and get brighter results.

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Getting Sourcing and Procurement Right in a Global Conglomerate

Getting Sourcing and Procurement Right in a Global Conglomerate

February 2012

If your purchasing people are sourcing and your line managers are procuring you are not exploiting your organization’s b…

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