R&D Productivity – Engineering Excellence

To deliver sustainable improvements in R&D productivity we first focus on the “macro” or business systems level – above the level of individual development processes, because product development is not one process but a complex business system, that is the net outcome of many processes, each with potentially competing objectives, performance measures and timelines.

Significant productivity improvement in engineering can be achieved, with commensurate reductions in non-conformance and manufacturing launch costs.

Turning Strategy into Action

Delivering a Strategic Plan is a challenge for our clients in today’s fast changing economic and technology landscape. We work with our clients to drive a planned portfolio of operational projects that will drive the prioritised implementation of your strategic vision without putting the business at risk.

Manufacturing Operations

We will work with your team to deliver improved performance in manufacturing operations. For example, we can enhance productivity to meet rising demand, improve quality and reduce non-conformance costs, improve equipment utilisation, or rationalise a manufacturing network.

Turnaround & Restructuring

Our turnaround and restructuring team works together with clients facing operational and/or financial challenges. Using a proven systematic approach, we will first use our QuikScan methodology to identify the core issues and determine the viability of Bonum working with our clients deliver the required results. Building on a foundation of a clearly defined program of work supported by agreed metrics, we will provide hands-on leadership and operational capacity to deliver a sustainable restructure or turnaround.

Working Capital and Cash Flow Optimisation

Maintaining liquidity and driving operating cash flows is a complex multi-dimensional challenge. We work with our clients to quickly understand the main drivers of cash generation and provide focussed effort to develop improvements to the underlying processes to improve cash management, reduce working capital and improve the cash position.

Financial Controlling & Treasury

Today’s business environment is driving a demanding CFO agenda. We can work with you to optimise your financial processes and structures to improve efficiency. Improve control and oversight of operations whilst maintaining compliance and audit standards.

M&A and Post Merger Integration

We support our clients in answering the core question of an M&A transaction: Do the figures and the future technological and market potentials justify the purchase price? How well does the target fit into our client’s culture? Is this a risk to creating value? Can the differences be managed? After execution of a transaction we work alongside our clients’ team to manage the integration process, which allows the management to maintain its focus on the overall operations whilst we focus on delivering the financial benefits of the integration. We also support our clients on transactions from the sell side and assist in joint venture structuring and carve outs.

Industrial Expert Analysis

For our investor clients, we assess the viability of acquisition targets. We deploy our executive experience to determine the target’s strategic intent, finances, leadership and operational capability. The result will be a structured report highlighting the major areas of opportunity and risk driving the mid-term growth and costs. If required, our team will also evaluate the target’s technology in terms of its uniqueness, maturity and market position to help you to evaluate the long-term prospects of the target.