Capacity and Manufacturing Capability
Our team of food consultants strives to differentiate between your strengths, weaknesses and missed opportunities, removing any problematic issues that increase costs. By looking for proficiency in employee scheduling, work-flow, and capital allocation we can design flexible strategies for volume changes, labor force adjustments and capacity. We also work to help your leadership team recognize where gaps in resources lie and how to adjust effectively.
Our first intent in our food consulting services is to optimize inventory turns, labor efficiency and equipment utilization, ensuring added value during process changes.
Inventory History and Measurements
Managing inventory on pace with growth projections is not always a simple, one-step process. In fact, leaving 1,000’s of SKU’s in the hands of your master scheduler, without ensuring that an effective and manageable tracking system is in place, allows for mismanagement and costly mistakes.
With DELTA-DRIVER’s customized dynamic model for inventory management, your organization will experience optimized inventory management, ensuring maximum customer service. Adjusting to both skewed customer demand, and unexpected ebbs and flows of business, our system ensures the proper level of inventory through most fluctuations.
To really serve your customer correctly, you must first understand who they are; why they order the way they do; what compels to, or prevents them from, ordering more; and why your profits sometimes don’t reflect consumer buying trends. It is imperative that your sales and management staff both understand that not every sale is profitable and why. By analyzing your customer base, our consultants work to help you find those hidden gems of opportunity and eliminate costly mistakes. Some mistakes include eliminating markets that are more profitable than others, and our food consultants strive to make those less-efficient markets more feasible. Our food industry consultants work to align your business market with its local resources for optimum results.
Sales Inventory and Operations Planning
Is your company’s top-level management proactive in its approach? Is your company maximizing EBITDA through weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual planning?
By assisting your executive/management team with integrated business management processes, we help to bolster the optimal functionality of all of your organization’s sales and operations processes. Our focus is to simply help you deliver the right product at the right time, in the right place, and at the right price. It’s as straightforward as that.
Supply Chain and Logistics Overview
Although “supply chain risk management” is the new buzz word throughout many industries, we’ve been engaged in the practice for years. By thoroughly analyzing your parts and ingredient structure, sources and vendors, we can discover any threats of interruption within your supply chain. These risks include vendor risk and reliability, product risk, scope of materials, diversity of resources, and geographical distribution channels. Because just one material outage can fundamentally destroy your bottom line, the cost of this risk assessment has been shown to be worth the cost time and time again.
SKU and Margin Analysis
Our focus here would allow us to help you determine which, if any, SKU’s to suspend or eliminate in order to more effectively focus on those that generate more profit. Our stock-keeping unit analysis targets EBITDA without compromising your core business relationships.
In the most simple terms, we help you discover those products that make money, allowing you to dump those that don’t.
At DELTA-DRIVER, we have the capability of writing Capital Authorization Requests in order to ensure needed cash flow. We will author the capital budget, create the justification and prepare the strategy for any individual project. Our time-conscious process ensures that no interruption of service or order to the customer occurs during the integration of capital budgeting.
Ongoing Analysis and Improvement
At DELTA-DRIVER, we believe that always investigating past poor performance is symptomatic of a reactionary business environment; which is not conducive to ensuring future performance. By approaching your organization and its processes with an intent to define, measure, analyze, implement and control, we ensure that our partnership is of a proactive nature. We’ll spend less time investigating the root cause of issues and more time acting to prevent risk, resulting in higher future performance.
We offer third-party quality and food assessment services for the CPG and food industries, ensuring that you meet credentials for certification. New product development processes are also available through our comprehensive business consulting services. We understand that your industry may also face specific challenges that not all consultants specialize in, which is exactly why we offer process analysis that is specific to each client, customizing business solutions to your unique needs.
Process Variation Control
Increase “Right the First Time” (RTFT) quality by identifying common or systematic variation in your process. Evaluate and suggest changes in the total variation through capital improvements.
Delta Driver can manage that process until it is in statistical control.