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For companies experiencing a sustained lack of profitability and liquidity problems, the underlying causes are often complex and not readily apparent. The transformation process is especially challenging because multiple parts of the organization often must be overhauled at the same time.
The current economic downturn further complicates recovery and calls for faster, deeper transformation and lasting cost reductions, because a quick return to growth is unlikely. Companies that recognize problems early—before the decline accelerates—have more time and flexibility to correct course. But denial or a lack of urgency may hinder these early change efforts.  To get their operations back on track, companies must answer critical questions such as these:

  • What are the best levers for quickly improving our performance?
  • How can we reposition our business for long-term success?
  • How will the current downturn affect our efforts?

DC GROUP Competencies

We start with a brief audit of a company’s strategy and profitability and then find “quick wins” to improve earnings and cash flow in the short term. These quick wins provide a financial cushion, build credibility within the organization, and allow time for a more thorough analysis. Drawing on our findings, we develop a detailed transformation plan that focuses on four lenses:

  • The Strategic Lens. DC GROUP assesses the company’s competitive position and markets, including key success factors, growth opportunities, and portfolio strategy.
  • The Operational Lens. We look for ways to reduce costs throughout operations and improve asset productivity.
  • The Organizational Lens. Organizational tools such as redesign, delayering, and change management can deliver further improvements.
  • The Financial Lens. We review and strengthen the capital structure, working-capital management, and the long-term financial plan.

To ensure a quick and successful implementation of the transformation plan, we draw on our proven transformational project-management expertise in the areas of communication, mobilizing the organization, prioritization, results measurement, and sustaining change.

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