In order to stay competitive in the marketplace, manufacturing leaders should always be considering new ways to grow the business and maintain their competitiveness. AM&T can help you identify and develop new business opportunities that align with your overall strategic plan. The degree of business growth will vary depending on each manufacturers’ needs. Growth can occur with product development, new markets, technology applications, modifications to existing products, and more.
Strategic and Operational Planning
Successful businesses develop and deploy a strategic plan that aligns the organization to ensure that everyone is working toward the same business goals. AM&T utilizes a systematic strategic planning process that includes four phases: Discovery, Plan Development, Plan Deployment, and Plan Management.
Sales & Marketing
Whether it is creating a marketing plan, diversifying your customer base, identifying new sales channels or determining how to price your product, AM&T’s expertise in sales & marketing will provide the answers to help your business grow.
One opportunity for growing your business might come through creating new markets and new customers outside the United States. AM&T and its partner CIBA can help determine potential opportunities for your company. We can assist your company in developing export strategies and connect you to the right resources to help you establish the systems, meet industry standards, and open the door to new international markets.
New Product Development (NPD)
An integral part of a business growth strategy involves the creation of innovative products and services to achieve competitive market advantages and better address customer needs. New product development is a challenging, complex undertaking that involves critical interdependent activities and considerations. AM&T’s New Product Development services will help your organization create and implement a process to bring your new products to market more effectively and efficiently.
Quality Management Systems
AM&T helps manufacturing companies put the processes in place to achieve higher levels of quality that can lead to reduced costs and increased customer approval. Quality certifications are available specific to the industry a company works. Many large corporate buyers require their suppliers maintain current certifications. Manufacturers who are certified, have a greater opportunity to gain new sales and attract new buyers. AM&T has successfully completed hundreds of Quality Management System projects and can assist you with multiple quality standards including ISO 9000, ISO 13485, ISO 14000, TS 16949, AS 9100, cGMP.
Enterprise-wide lean methodologies provide a customizable, measurable, and proven framework that transforms your company into a sustainable Lean Enterprise. Lean thinking, incorporated in your business strategy, is the foundation of a high-performance enterprise. Lean eliminates waste and provides manufacturers with the biggest opportunity for immediate bottom-line improvement. AM&T can assist you in strategic and policy deployment activities to ensure successful planning and execution. Tools include Value Stream Mapping, 5S, Kanban/Pull Systems, Flow Manufacturing, Set-up Reduction, Standardized Work, and Total Productive Maintenance (TPM).
Grant opportunities may be available to offset consulting and training costs. Contact us for more information.