Approach

Proven Approaches

From opportunity discovery to implementation to sustainability, our proven approaches and technology solutions to operational change management will produce bottom-line results while the “car is still running at 80 miles per hour”. We don’t simply conduct a “study” and leave management with a plan that can’t be implemented – our mission is to uncover rapid and enduring operational and supply chain improvements to create competitive advantage and achieve financial plans. Our consultants work side-by-side with executive management and day-to-day with senior management to navigate through significant change to reach operational excellence.

Stages of Operational Transformation

“For over a year Chuck Harthan has made his keen analytical and project management skills available to us.  During a major Sales Force Effectiveness project at (client), he integrated himself with project team members as well as employees at large.  Chuck was able to help us better understand key metrics and identify opportunities to improve our business”

GROUP PUBLISHER — MARKETING COMPANY IN HOUSING INDUSTRY

“Advanced Operations Partners provided the necessary structure, methods and experience to guide my leadership team through a multi-month strategic planning process, helping us to define and mobilize critical initiatives to fuel global growth and streamline operations.”

CEO AND FOUNDER — GLOBAL, UK HEADQUARTERED, TALENT MANAGEMENT COMPANY

“Advanced Operations Partners introduced and implemented processes/tools to provide more visibility and control of EPC (engineering, procurement, construction), which helped ensure timely completion of several $200MM+ wind farm projects.”

EXECUTIVE VP OF ASSET MANAGEMENT

“AOP mobilized, launched and implemented a ~$200M restructuring and cost-out program over a two-year period, overseeing all aspects of transformation program and driving critical operational initiatives including complexity reduction, plant/line asset optimization, strategic sourcing, and transportation.”

COO — $5B CONSUMER PACKAGED GOODS COMPANY

“Advanced Operations Partners provided us with excellent tools to help optimize our product design and capital budgeting business processes.  Chuck is a very knowledgeable professional who learned about our business quickly and worked closely with our working team members, enabling him to help drive our process forward.”

CEO — TIER 1 AUTOMOTIVE SUPPLIER

“AOP consultants defined, launched and supported implementation of multi-faceted performance transformation program to deliver higher levels of customer service and delivery.  AOP lean consultant mapped out all key product flows and pinpointed opportunities to better measure and track potential bottlenecks.”

CFO — $50M MEDICAL SERVICES COMPANY

“AOP has delivered on several transformative efforts including new operating model and organization design as well as performance analytics and metrics for major capital programs.  AOP experts lead my team through significant analysis and change management to reach consensus on future-state structure and processes.”

HEAD OF ENGINEERING — $15B TRANSPORTATION COMPANY

“AOP has played an important role over the past several years driving and setting up strategic planning / execution processes, implementing a multi-year business process re-engineering and ERP program, and supporting CEO-sponsored efforts such as organizational design and enterprise-wide project management.”

PRESIDENT AND CEO — LARGE CONSUMER PACKAGED GOODS COMPANY WITH #1 BRANDS

“AOP has played an integral role in developing and executing our strategic plan, and enabled my management team to develop specific capabilities in the areas of procurement and supply chain.”

CEO AND FOUNDER — FOOD SAFETY COMPANY