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Operations

 

Patina offers a broad range of expertise and capabilities to support your efforts in operational excellence:

  • Process Improvement
  • Quality Management
  • Lean
  • Six-Sigma
  • Administrative Shared Services
  • Global Process Standardization
  • Research and Development
  • Purchasing/Procurement
  • Plant, Warehouse and Inventory Management
  • Operational Assessments
  • Supply Chain and Logistics

Learn more about our expertise in Supply Chain here.

Leverage Patina’s experience to address operational challenges and opportunities, such as:

  • Countering “talent cliff” risks with best practices in succession planning, knowledge capture and transfer and our extended service solutions
  • Positioning key executive talent, quickly and effectively, via Interim to Hire solutions
  • Developing, engaging and retaining the next generation of leaders through unique external mentoring and The Mentor Bank®
  • Providing essential training, like Toyota Production System lean principles, using the practical knowledge of Patina’s highly experienced executives
  • Executing plant start up, optimizations and regional consolidation initiatives through experienced operations leadership
  • Providing U.S. or in-country resources for global issues and needs

Operations Case Studies

These examples explain how we can help in a variety of situations:

Capacity Utilization
Led a machining company to strategic alliance alternatives to address underutilization of assets across North American manufacturing footprint of $100M company.

Quality Systems
Designed, documented and supported implementation of a new quality operating model in support of TS-16949 certification for a tier two supplier.

Supply Chain & Logistics
Oversaw warehouse distribution fulfillment planning project charged to maximize space and increase productivity in picking, packing and shipping for $1B company.

Sales & Operations Planning
Redesigned sales forecasting, inventory and operations planning process and order/PO management approach for $400M manufacturing plant.


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The Patina Process

Discovery

Whether your challenge is simple and direct — or multi-faceted and complex — we start by gaining an intimate understanding of your business, objectives and situation.

Solution Development

Our solution development phase is incisive and collaborative. We structure a customized solution within your budget that will meet your business objectives — and help you realize your vision or address any critical issues.

Talent Plan

Every step of the way, Patina maintains the highest quality standards for all our clients. Whether it’s a single person or a team, we precisely match our professionals’ expertise to your specific needs. Our team narrows down the options and selects one or more Patina Professionals to present to you. Every talent resource is chosen with your input and approval.

Execution & Management

Marked by close collaboration, regular communication, weekly reporting, and the highest level of project accountability and responsibility, we monitor and manage each engagement closely to ensure success.