Industry: Global Industrial Equipment Manufacturer
Function: Process Improvement
The President and Board of a multi billion Japanese company decided that the future growth of the overall business depends on the growth of the international businesses. Through a combination of market analysis and meeting facilitation, we worked with the CEO to create greater alignment and coordination among the senior management team, the leaders of each of the international businesses and the critical functional heads for R&D and manufacturing in Japan.
The key result of the work thus far has been greater consensus between Japan and the businesses in North America, South America, and Europe regarding required product and market development investments in each region and line of business. The businesses are achieving short-term sales and profit objectives and investing substantially in the product development essential for continued growth.