The business world continues its rapid evolution and presents a stream of significant challenges to industrial companies. While overall growth rates may be low in the developed world, massive shifts in capabilities, capacity, and financing are underway between regions and between industrial sectors.
Industrial and manufacturing companies compete in global markets but make enormous bets on intensely local investments and operations. Gaining the best market access with a competitive cost position continues to be a major issue in growth strategies for the industrials. The amount of information available to customers and competitors has taken the profitable middle out of many markets- leading to stark strategic choices in positioning the company as a commodity or a specialty supplier. Value shifting between each step in supply chains make forward and backward integration critical decisions.
Parthenon has assisted many companies in industrial products and services, including bulk and specialty chemicals, controls and instrumentation, cold-chain logistics, paper and packaging, and specialty materials amongst others. We have helped our clients increase the value of their companies by a range of actions from bold strategic moves through to deep operational improvements.