Operational Strategy

Operational Strategy

The automotive industry continues to be one of the most competitive in the world. Success depends not only on possessing the right strategy but on implementing it effectively. A competitive edge in technology or product alone will not guarantee profitability, unless a company can address the associated operational challenges. As new entrants to the industry may testify, these challenges can be immense.

Ricardo Strategic Consulting’s (RSC) operational strategy support aims to provide a unifying framework for analysing complex issues in manufacturing and service operations. We do this by leveraging our consultants’ significant experience with leading and directing operational programs at original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and suppliers, from low-volume to mass production. When incorporated at every level in the organization, this framework can significantly improve operational efficiency leading to stronger corporate performance by directly impacting the top and bottom lines.

At RSC, we work with our clients to develop detailed plans designed to maximize the effectiveness of production and support elements while minimizing costs. We specialize in a number of services that encompass operational strategy, including product launch support, asset management, operations assessment and improvement, and manufacturing and investment planning.

Whatever operational challenge your company faces, RSC can help.

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