Operating Working Capital & Investment Management
Global F500 Industrials Company
Investment & Portfolio Management, Operating Working Capital, Process Re-engineering
  • Altruas was engaged with this client on the recommendation of a third-party partner based on our expertise to support designing a program to support operating working capital improvements and improving visibility for invested capital towards larger initiatives
  • In comparison with major competitors, the company’s C-suite believed that there was an opportunity to improve margins and cash positions across multiple global locations
  • Historically, there was a large pool of unvetted opportunities which did not include a robust governance process to define, quantify and rank the opportunities / initiatives thought to be viable pursuits to assist in prioritization and execution
  • Client believed there was an imbalance across key metrics being view by their executive team (only highlighting positive performance areas)
  • Deployed team performed an analysis of current and historical financials to understand and define opportunity potential
  • Team researched benchmarks across direct and indirect competition to understand performance parameters for baselines
  • Designed model to track ROI for applicable divisions and sites, re-engineered SIOP and portfolio management processes to support visibility and governance over execution
  • Adjusted organization roles and responsibilities with minor structural moves – Identified client team leads and influencers, providing education / training
  • Created plans for this effort to be repeated in multiple global locations
  • Resulted in freeing up cash held up in inventory and removed low return initiatives, providing the company with increased flexibility to pay down debt and invest in a strategic acquisitions
  • Improved margin (multiple locations and corporate-level)
  • Designed process for managing and tracking capital invested in new initiatives
  • Re-engineered SIOP and portfolio management process to support more effective communication and productive operational outcomes