CHINA MANUFACTURING SOLUTIONS
by Walker Associates Ltd.
Our consultants have decades of experience in implementing best practices in China factories. We work on-site alongside your China team, to quickly improve your key performance indicators (KPI).
We are laser-focused on improving your enterprise value by reducing operating costs while increasing output and revenue.
Our manufacturing improvement services are designed with a drill-down focus on what matters most -- cost, quality & delivery. They include tried & true methods like lean, just-in-time, 5S and related best practices. Walker gets fast, dramatic & measurable results to improve KPI and increase enterprise value.
ON-SITE ASSESSMENT & IMPROVEMENT ACTION PLAN
Walker consultants visit your factory, interview key personnel and view operations in real time. They find opportunities for improvement which would otherwise remain hidden. We are trained to identify opportunities for improvement in a variety of processes, and present you an detailed improvement action plan. <Learn More...>
LEAN MANUFACTURING IMPLEMENTATION
Implementing lean in an Asian manufacturing environment has it’s own challenges, but with over 15 years experience in implementing lean in Asia, we know how to implement; not just by offering training, but also by going right to the gemba and working alongside your local manufacturing team. <Learn More...>
MERGERS & ACQUISITION / DUE DILIGENCE SUPPORT
If there's an acquisition on the horizon, Walker can support with services tailored to M&A. For those pursuing a company sale, we can work pre-transaction to ensure the best possible company valuation. For buyers, we can work post acquisition to maximize ROI for the newly acquired asset. <Learn More...>
MANUFACTURING TURNAROUND & INTERIM MANAGEMENT
If your company’s Asian factory is under performing, it may be time for a turnaround. And if so, we can do the job. Typically, the job can take between 6 months to 2 years, starting with full-time interim leadership giving way to part time consulting as soon as possible. We can advise you, and work together to:
- Restructure and re-staff for a flatter, more streamlined and productive office
- Re-proceduralize for better fiscal and operational control
- Implement end-to-end lean manufacturing and business strategies
- Set up KPI reporting, so that progress is visible, and the team stays focused on the results that matter
- Work with you on compliance to international standards of social accountability
- Act as locally-based leader for due diligence, in case of pending acquisition <Learn More...>
A startup Shenzhen factory, operating in squalor and losing customers, becomes a preferred supplier to the worlds biggest names in medical electronics before its acquisition by a larger competitor.
CABLES & CONNECTIVITY
After more than10 years awash in crippling corruption and catastrophic inefficiency, a Dongguan factory gets an operational makeover and is finally sold to a European conglomerate.
MEDICAL DIE-CAST &
The American owner/entrepreneur of this facility couldn't get his China operations to support his customers or his vision. We implemented lean to get the company running well and sold.