Title: General Manager
Area of Specialization: Operations
Term: 24 Months
A manufacturing plant in Ohio experiencing unplanned growth is struggling to adapt to the changes. This struggle has led to a negative impacts on the bottom line month-over-month. This organization is looking for someone to help control the growth, formalize systems, standardize process, remove personnel dependencies and train middle management.
The engagement was originally scheduled to last for 12 months. Due to the nature of the work and continual overturn in potential General Manager candidates the engagement lasted approximately 24 months.
With an expanded engagement window we were able to ultimately accomplish more tasks. At the beginning of the project the manufacturing plant was losing approximately $750,000 per month. At the end of the engagement the plant was making profit. Being a family owned business the General Manager who took over the plant was an extended family member who was pivotal in completing all the tasks needed to turn the operation successful.