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Performance Improvement

FTI Consulting has a dedicated team of professionals with substantial experience in advising automotive and transportation companies looking to critically, and quickly, analyze issues and implement strategies to drive performance improvement. We seek to identify and implement profit improvement measures for underperforming companies, as well as assess and develop strategies to reduce overhead expenses and increase profit improvement.

FTI Consulting offers a full range of services in the realm of performance improvement. Some of our services include:

Analysis of Product Portfolio/OEM Relationships

  • Part margin and value-added margin analysis
  • Material margin analysis/raw material recoveries 

Vendor, Customer & Other Constituent Relationship Management

  • Assist in negotiating with vendors to establish optimal terms and pricing
  • Develop database for tracking communications and highlighting vendor issues
  • Assist in customer/original equipment manufacturers' (OEM) negotiations
  • Conduct site-level analysis of contract profitability
  • Facilitate information flow and assist in negotiations with board, management, labor, lenders and other stakeholders

Cost Realignment

  • Analyze overall cost structure relative to competitors and industry
  • Identify and eliminate redundant overhead
  • Establish new budgets by department and create attainment controls

Asset Redeployment

  • Review and recommend asset sales, closures or alternative uses
  • Prepare analyses for plant rationalization
  • Assist management in marketing of assets and sale negotiations
  • Review contracts with OEMs and Tier I customers and assess contract termination and facility shutdown

Strategic Assessment & Business Planning

  • Evaluate business plan and operating plan process
  • Identify and assess strategic and operational alternatives
  • Prepare detailed integrated financial models with scenario analyses
  • Assess industry trends and re-evaluate position in marketplace and viability of operations
  • Assist in design of transformation plan, manage implementation and track performance
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