Probably one of the toughest decisions facing every business and its leaders will involve hiring an outside firm to look at what’s not running correctly and to fix the issue. It’s a decision that’s driven by fear of the unknown, feeling like leadership has failed, or a previous bad experience. Whatever the reason, it’s always an emotionally charged one.
If you or your company leadership are considering whether to hire an outside firm, here are 10 ways how Implementation Engineers can help your business run smoother or become more profitable.
What is the cost? What’s the Return on Investment? Money is a sensitive issue. Implementation Engineers almost always finds the income to finance our services within your initiative. We are usually able to find and reduce costs, which cover our fees early in Phase 2. Cost reduction is usually the main reason why companies seek help. Cost is why many companies reject outside firms and choose to optimize using internal resources.
2. Trends in the market
Implementation Engineers knows what’s trending in the market, and we bring that insight to our clients. IE views client operations with a fresh pair of eyes and no bias. We know what works and what doesn’t. Implementation Engineers won’t use a cookie-cutter approach because we know what worked for one company won’t work for another. Each of IE’s solutions are customized and unique.
Benchmarking helps firms know how they measure up in the marketplace and against competitors. Implementation Engineers helps clients learn where they stand and how they can raise and attain the bar.
4. Optimizing assets
The bottom line is always on the front burner. IE is always on the lookout for ways to improve a company’s assets, equipment, process, and people to bolster profits.
5. Training people
How effective is an initiative if no one follows it? How do you know that your staff is on top of new techniques? Will your workforce adopt the new procedures or revert to old habits? Every project requires that people to buy into it. Implementation Engineers guides companies through change, gains buy-in, and even spurs employees to think on their own. Getting employees to become proactive is also part of sustainability.
6. Operational Excellence (OPEX)
Operational Excellence is getting a lot of press these days, but how can businesses incorporate it effectively? IE can. Implementation Engineers knows how to find the issues, and we can resolve issues faster than any internal team. In the long run, Implementation Engineers is a cost-effective way to deploy OPEX for a small business in any industry.
By installing Performance Analytix®, IE’s proprietary metrics system, business leaders can witness the improvement process and watch improvements take hold in real time. This dashboard alerts leaders when small issues arise, so they can be resolved immediately. IE team members teach clients how to interpret and make changes to maintain a healthy company and bottom line.
8. Project Execution
Great minds have great ideas, but sometimes it’s hard to get those ideas off the drawing board and into action. Implementation Engineers has the know-how to get those ideas moving. IE can provide the push, the plan, and the motivation to help firms gain traction to profits and improved production.
This is a very important step. It puts the plan, process, and people in action. It’s also the area where most initiatives fail. If a plan is not properly put into action, it is doomed. It will fall apart if not executed purposefully and properly. Implementation is what we do. It’s in our name, and we stake our reputation on our ability to implement good solutions for our clients.
Keeping momentum behind new initiatives is the key to a successful implementation. Implementation Engineers creates change and new thinking that will keep projects going long after we leave. The workers are taught to hunt for issues before they become a problem and to seek out ways to make the product or process better.
Implementation Engineers uses its proven, data-driven implementation methodology called enCompass®. The two-phase methodology is customized to every client. Companies in nearly all industries worldwide have realized better profits, a happier and more productive workforce, and initiatives that are sustainable and really do work.
enCompass® is the road map that guides all of our projects. There are no hidden agendas or activities and no mumbo jumbo or double speak. It’s all transparent. You and your company leadership guide, learn, and participate in the whole process.
Wanna know the cool thing? IE’s methodologies and approaches will work in any industry and any environment.
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