The Labels and Packaging industry continues to thrive globally and is one of the fastest growing industrial print segments. From narrow-web labels to corrugated containers, technology continues to advance at a rapid pace.
None of it is cheap, so making the right decisions and getting the most out of each investment is vital. We can help.
Sparrow and Associates can help you to determine and maximize your control parameters, getting the most out of your existing plant, personnel, and equipment, before making any more costly investments. We have a broad depth of experience in traditional and digital production processes and a stable of subject matter expert associates who help us to address the most esoteric of production issues.
We’ve worked with label and packaging converters around the world, including multinationals, to explore business strategy, implement programs, and launch business initiatives.
By implementing best practices, combined with standard business methodologies, we can help you to recoup 3-5% of lost margins while significantly improving your competitive advantage. If that’s compelling for you, you should reach out to us for a discovery meeting.
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Our hallmark Everlean Business Transformation program is the perfect solution for converters who have struggled to increase revenues or as an assessment and improvement tool for newly acquired companies.
Culture eats strategy for breakfast. According to a Standish study 84% of IT projects do not achieve their goals. One of the largest barriers to success is cultural resistance. Before you start on a major project, let us assess your culture and identify opportunities and strategies for improvement that will significantly improve your project's chances of sustainable success.
Enterprise Value Stream Mapping exercises explore the movements of data and material, exposing waste across your business. Every facet of the business is explored in a current state study, and it is contrasted with a "future state" based on a mixture of current best practice and your business aspirations. You'll gain a comprehensive understanding of your business and a prioritized improvement plan.
Are you interested in expanding your business through acquisition? Don't roll the dice! We can help you to determine the cultural fit and true value of the opportunity you're considering. We might also be able to point you in the direction of an appropriate opportunity or two.
Are your representatives and agents struggling with keeping up with your new capabilities. Value Selling is a powerful course that teaches your sales and marketing team Challenger Sales techniques for the Industrial Printing world. Using real world cases, we show how to use Design Thinking to adapt to and capture new markets.
Are you about to invest millions in capital equipment, solutions, or infrastructure. Let us help you to ratify that decision with a comprehensive investment study. Using current state data we'll help you to determine the appropriateness of the investment and timing, weigh it against other priorities, explore alternatives and forecast potential outcomes, risks, and countermeasures. You'll make your decision based on a comprehensive data-backed study.
The average converting plant is rife with wasteful practices and "hidden factories." Lean Six Sigma training and mentoring, for key employees, can significantly improve your Overall Equipment Effectiveness, and dramatically reduce defects and missed deadlines. We can train and certify Black Belt practitioners in your plant using your improvement targets as kaizen exercises.
You've had a long and successful run and you're thinking about retiring in the next few years. Whether you're wanting to sell or pass your business along to successors, there is a lot to think about. We'll help you prepare for the best possible outcomes.
There are tremendous efficiencies to be gained through automation, connected ecosystems, robotics, and robotic process automation. It's also a great place to spend a lot of money for little practical return. The difference between high and low returns is preparation. We can do a digital transformation assessment, giving you a comprehensive roadmap of recommended prework and activities to ensure your investment produces the desired outcomes and is amortized quickly.
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