Manufacturing Strategy

Services Overview

Accel supports clients design, develop and implement global manufacturing strategies. The strategies typically address three fundamental questions: what to make, where to make it, and how to execute. The goal is to optimize plant networks by building capabilities, establishing core competencies and creating competitive advantage. This is achieved through plant consolidation / expansion, targeted product transfers, vertical integration or outsourcing initiations, and “local-for-local” manufacturing in emerging markets.

Typical client improvements include:

  • Labor and Overhead costs reduced 20% to 50%
  • Corporate annualized cost down of 5% YOY
  • Greater asset utilization, reduced working capital, increased productivity / efficiency
  • Improved effective tax rates

Manufacturing strategy often involves growth through acquisitions. Here Accel supports clients successfully plan for and integrate acquired operations throughout four critical phases: due diligence, pre-deal closure (planning phase), post deal-closure (90 days) and detailed execution. We support client objectives to realize synergies, drive operating results and enhance productivity. Accel applies integration best practices, provides scalable integration tools / templates, and offers interim project leadership to help businesses in complete integration activities.