Fundamental to any business is the establishment of a vision. This vision can take many forms ranging from a concise statement of direction to a detailed five year plan. Regardless of form, it is meaningless unless it is accompanied with an effective execution. Very often an execution will impact multiple functional areas or be significant enough to be considered an episodic change to the organization. These episodic changes will cause great stress to a company, can require a significant investment and have a great risk of failure. Improving sales, restructuring distribution, implementing a new financial model, introducing a new product line, centralizing operations, reducing material costs, tightening-up processes and controls no matter the initiative, the management of a company seeking to improve cross functional performance will confront non-routine challenges in the execution of the strategy. There will be ambiguity as to how to undertake the initiative, track progress and predict the impact on budgets and departments. There is almost always the presence of a conflict across the functional areas. The successful and effective implementation of major initiatives takes an amount of time and specialized skills that are often beyond what is available from within the company. Bill Schroeder helps the company address those issues within the context of its business: its capabilities, its resources, and its people. CONSULTING IN CONTEXT Unlike more traditional consultants whose pre-packaged solutions are imposed on the organization via teams of external consultants, Schroeder incorporates an emphasis on understanding the culture of a business. He works with company management, gathering data, creating measurable objectives, removing internal and external obstacles, while resolving organizational conflicts to ensure a successfully implemented strategy.
CRITICAL EXPERTISE Schroeder's process can be helpful at any stage of an initiative or level within an organization. It will guide a company through an entire improvement program. He brings a wide range of critical expertise in such areas as project and financial management, process improvement leadership and systems knowledge.