Oak Capital Advisor Principals are skilled at operations consulting and operations process improvement. Mr. Arndt and Mr. O’Connor are well-versed in the identification and implementation of the business processes required to sustain the business and support future growth and profitability. They have introduced process improvements in both direct leadership positions and consulting relationships in areas including lean manufacturing, business development, sales and operations planning, logistics management, and management team coaching and development.
Most recently Tom Arndt was consulting for Zac Brown’s Southern Ground family of manufacturing businesses. Business segments included custom knife manufacturing, custom wood furniture, leather goods, jewelry, apparel, and custom painting in a variety of applications. While assisting all of these businesses, Mr. Arndt’s primary focus was on Southern Grind, Zac’s custom knife manufacturer. Over a one year period sales volume tripled through the establishment of a national network of sales representatives and penetrating big-box retailers, lean manufacturing concepts were introduced, a capital spending plan to bring all metal cutting, grinding, and assembly in-house implemented, logistics improvements including a detailed, accurate item master file were implemented, and accurate cost accounting systems established.
As Rob Parker, CEO of Southern Grind said, “Tom has had a huge impact on our business in a short amount of time. His ability to hit the ground running and learn a business line that he had no previous experience with was remarkable. He is a strategic thinker and planner who can also execute on the tactical side. We are so much better today than we were a year ago.”
Oak Capital Advisors will be pleased to focus the same skills and ability on your business, to assist with either improving operations prior to the sale, or to help improve operations and profitability post acquisition.
Contact us today to start your consultation to see areas for improvement.