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Culture Transformation – Large Metro County Public Works Road & Bridge Maintenance Division

AN ORGANIZATION MAINTAINING 2,000+ LANE-MILES OF ROAD, ROADWAYS AND BRIDGES, wishes to increase collaboration between unionized staff and supervision, and develop a culture of mutual respect and continuous performance improvement.  Work is highly visible, requires flexible scheduling, resource coordination, quick response to safety hazards, collaboration with multiple agencies and 40+ municipalities.  Skills range from general labor […]

Reestablish Best Practices in Video Engineering Department of National Cable Company

A RECENT OPERATIONAL AUDIT UNCOVERED SERVERAL CHALLENGES from an initial best practices implementation. Symptoms included: growing backlog of SRQs, managers stretched and unable to meet demands with current work force, reactive assignment rearrangement and fire-fighting, tension and frustration amongst the management team, lack of team work. A plan was developed to get the missing pieces […]

Change Planning Eases Consolidation of Accounting Functions & Offices for National Cable TV Co.

CABLE COMPANY LOCATED IN TWO CITIES AND SERVING A COMBINED CUSTOMER BASE OF OVER 2 MILLION is merging two large accounting operations as first step toward bringing in accounting functions for all its US markets.  The company will maintain multiple systems, but wishes to accelerate the consolidation and standardization of its accounting functions.   Leadership wishes […]

Comprehensive Organizational Realignment for Regional Non-profit

METRO/OUTSTATE NONPROFIT WITH ~220 EMPLOYEES providing career, social enrichment, transportation and fiscal management (FME) services to ~3,000 developmentally disabled clients and their families.  Organization wishes to establish a contact center and evaluate and realize other structural and operational opportunities to improve client service delivery and organizational flexibility in anticipation of major legislative reforms. Project spanned […]

Top 5 U.S. Home Healthcare Provider – Service Center Consolidation Feasibility Study & Pilot

ASSESS THE FEASIBILITY and performance impacts of consolidating customer service call center operations, design and support an implementation plan for the consolidation of three centers into one location as a consolidation pilot Project Focus Assess workflows, functions, activities, policies, procedures, and practices of the three call centers intaking new patients and orders to identify opportunities and barriers to consolidation.  Conduct […]

Top 10 U.S. Metro Daily Newspaper Advertising Sales & Audience Development

REDESIGN RETAIL ADVERTISING SALES incentive programs, goal setting, communications, territory alignment, inbound sales/contact functions, improve service, quality and productivity Project Focus Redesign Retail Advertising sales incentive programs, goal setting, communications, and territory alignment Redesign Classified Advertising incentives, goal setting, communications, and inbound sales/contact operations Consolidate Classified and Circulation Call Centers to improve service, quality and […]

Major Cable Television MSO – Video Engineering & Operations

PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT ENGAGEMENT WITH A VIDEO ENGINEERING AND OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT responsible for overall performance of the video platform delivering cutting edge services to over 2 million customers in multiple markets Alliant is tasked to work with executive leadership to improve performance in a department  where recent consolidation of separate and widely dissimilar divisional teams is […]

National Cable TV IT-Solutions Delivery – Intake & Delivery Process Design

MARKET PRESSURES DRIVE URGENT AND EVER-CHANGING PRIORITIES – New products, multiple delivery channels, accelerated launch deadlines, increasing demand, internal systems development projects all contribute to dynamically changing capacity, project coordination and delivery challenges Recently reorganized department with multiple approaches and levels of compliance to project prioritization and management (Solution Development Life Cycle) needs departmental leadership […]

National Cable Television Co. – Procurement, Warehouse & Facilities Consolidation

ENGAGED TO ASSIST NEWLY NAMED CORPORATE LEADERS of these teams with reorganizing, consolidating and standardizing procurement, warehouse and facilities operations to form corporate functions previously managed at division and regional levels.  We guided them to establish corporate-wide performance standards, assess current operations across the company and select or develop best practices, systems, equipment,  organization models […]

A National Cable TV System With 450,000+ Customers

CREATE A CONSOLIDATED, COHESIVE IS/IT DEPARTMENT comprised of existing staff while taking the IT organization to the next level of performance Project Focus To identify and gain a clear understanding of the IS/IT, Engineering and Technical Operations technology environments as they relate to workflow, process, service, performance and organization structure; and develop an operational model […]

Major Metropolitan County – Service Center Operations Structural Review & Assessment

ANALYZE THE ORGANIZATION STRUCTURE AND MIX OF SERVICES offered through the County Taxpayer Service Centers and offer recommendations for Centers to operate more effectively and/or provide services that are more responsive to market demands Project Focus Two work day engagement to find ways to maintain and improve service while reducing cost structure Reviewed benchmark information […]

Major Metro Advertising Operations

IMPROVE QUALITY, SERVICE AND EFFICIENCY by changing how and when ads are ordered and processed resulting in a high performance management model and culture that drive continuous improvement Project Focus To design and implement a new operational model which includes ad operations, pre-press, sales, marketing, interactive media and supplements departments.  A team was formed to […]

Major Metro Cable TV Contact Center

ENHANCE THE PERFORMANCE OF THE CONTACT CENTER of a major metro provider of cable TV, high-speed data and telephony services during a time of rapid growth, increased competition, and the introduction of complex new products and business information systems Project Focus Lead an internal team in the redesign and implementation of a new Customer Contact […]

Large Metro Daily Newspaper

PROVIDE STRUCTURE AND GUIDANCE to an Optimization Leadership Team assigned to develop an optimal operational redesign of the circulation and manufacturing operations from “deadline to doorstop” while identifying near-term opportunities for improvement in service, quality and efficiency and a plan for their implementation that would deliver cash flow savings and service improvements Project Focus To […]

Healthcare Linen Services Company

REDESIGN THE OPERATING MODEL and quickly improve service, quality and productivity performance The organization was missing order commitments, losing inventory and running well below industry productivity benchmarks and the plant management team was in process of being replaced. Project Focus Based on our assessment, a new workflow, new schedules, staffing models, organization model, work aids […]

Major Metropolitan Newspaper Agency – Classified Advertising & Accounting Departments

IMPLEMENT A CUSTOMER-FOCUSED ORGANIZATION to increase revenue, service and operational performance Project Focus Beginning with departmental mission and standards, assess, redesign and implement new workflows, processes, practices, and organization structure to increase revenue through improved quality, service and productivity, and reduce costs in the classified sales, and accounting departments; optimize utilization of electronic systems and […]

Mid-Sized New Media Organization

DEVELOP “BEST PRACTICE” MODELS for the post-sale, production, maintenance, service and billing elements related to these services as well as an effective, efficient approach for implementation and training at various customer sites that will ensure quality and service performance that drives customer retention and growth for a new media organization has developed software to facilitate […]

A Middle Market Newspaper in the U.S.

INCREASE CIRCULATION AND RETENTION, customer service, and operational performance and establish continuous improvement practices in the Circulation Customer Service Call Center and eight Distribution Centers Project Focus Designed and implemented a customer focused Circulation Distribution and Customer Service operational model to improve customer service quality and overall performance Reorganized and streamlined work flows to improve […]

One Of The 10 Largest Newspapers In The U.S.

IMPROVE AND STANDARDIZE CIRCULATION ACCOUNTING PRACTICES and systems and create efficiencies and profits in the process Project Focus Reorganized and streamlined workflows in circulation accounting, which improved service, cash management and quality. Financial Benefits 25% reduction in calculation errors in Single Copy Centers 50% reduction in turnaround time for cash application (2 days to 1 […]

Fast-Growing Manufacturer with Global 25,000+ Multi-Level Sales Force – IT Help Desk

DESIGN AN OPERATIONAL MODEL FOR AN INTERNAL PC SUPPORT HELP DESK and an action plan for its implementation in multiple locations throughout the U.S.  Simply stated, create a “World-Class Help Desk Operation” Project Focus Evaluated existing levels of customer service, process work flows, controls, communications and project management systems that influence the relationship between the […]

A Middle Market Newspaper

IMPLEMENT ORGANIZATIONAL AND OPERATIONAL CHANGES in advertising sales and the ad flow process focusing on customer service, quality, and productivity performance improvements designed to generate increased advertising revenue, improve ad quality, and reduce adjustment and makegood costs Project Focus Designed and implemented programs to improve sales, customer service and overall performance.  Reorganized and streamlined work […]

National Cable MSO –Field Support Services: Dispatch and Event Management Centers

ESTABLISH A FIELD SUPPORT SERVICES ORGANIZATION; design and implement a standardized operating model to improve efficiency and effectiveness of field services dispatch and the monitoring and coordination of responses to HFC plant failures across a 2M + subscriber region encompassing two major metro markets and surrounding areas Project Focus Lead and supported internal teams to […]

National Cable MSO Network Operations Center

COMMUNICATION REGARDING NETWORK OUTAGES (customer impact, fix efforts, repair status, etc.) was reactive, incomplete and/or unclear and often misdirected. This created confusion, frustration for leadership and Care staff, and in some cases interfered with repair efforts Project Focus Design and lead a review of the NOC and key fix agent functions to identify factors contributing […]

National Cable MSO Contractor Performance Management

REFRAMING CONTRACTOR RELATIONSHIPS TO improve quality and reduce installation and service costs, from contract redesign through order fulfillment, invoicing and quality control across 10+ U.S. divisions Project Focus Review and adjust contract elements and contractor management practices across the company to implement a common operating model that includes standards of performance, new quality assurance methods […]

Metro Public Safety Radio System 911 Dispatch Center Design

A METROPOLITAN COUNTY ENCOMPASSING police, fire, EMS services and 911 Dispatch for 13 municipalities, all sheriff’s departments and Homeland Security/Emergency Management is joining the Regional 800 MHz Communication System, developing its own subsystem in concert with the overall regional communications plan Project Focus Recognizing the transition to an interoperable, digital trunked radio system from traditional […]

Small Market Daily Newspaper Advertising Sales and Production

INCREASE AD THROUGHPUT, QUALITY AND SERVICE while reducing ad errors and Advertiser adjustments to revenue Project Focus Designed and implemented a reorganized Advertising Sales and Production Organization Improve customer service, quality, operating effectiveness and increase advertising revenue Through decreased revenue adjustments Financial Benefits 41% reduction in number of credit adjustments 14% reduction in dollars per […]

National Cable MSO Network Operations Center

COMMUNICATION REGARDING NETWORK OUTAGES (customer impact, fix efforts, repair status, etc.) was reactive, incomplete and/or unclear and often misdirected. This created confusion, frustration for leadership and Care staff, and in some cases interfered with repair efforts Project Focus Design and lead a review of the NOC Fix agent functions to identify factors contributing to and […]

National Cable MSO IT Organization

PROVIDED AN INFORMED, OUTSIDE PERSPECTIVE to a fast growing cable communications company as to how the IT/IS functions should be restructured to provide the services, products and resources necessary to serve each of the division operations and functional areas with their systems and technology needs Project Focus Review IT/IS functions within 4 regions’ and 11 […]

HR Shared Service Provider for Regional Credit System with 50+ Banks

MEET BENEFITS ADMINISTRATION EXPECTATIONS without increasing fees Project Focus HR Support Provider’s Payroll, Benefits, Communications, Benefits Product Management, and Business Management areas Measure and improve customer service levels following implementation of a new HRIS system the year before Conduct operational assessment of processes and practices related to the HR Shared Services Center Design a detailed […]

Top 10 U.S. Metro Daily Newspaper Classified Advertising

IMPROVE EFFICIENCY AND EFFECTIVENESS of the in-bound customer contact operations across all categories of Classified Advertising Project Focus Classified Advertising Sales at a Large Daily Newspaper Develop and implement comprehensive operational  recommendations for inbound contact activity across all categories of classified advertising Improve service, quality, and productivity through operational changes Client Gains: Financial and Operating […]

National Cable MSO Metro Technical Operations

IMPROVE CUSTOMER SERVICE AND QUALITY in a rapidly growing system offering a broad array of traditional and broadband services through numerous sites across a large, expanding metropolitan area Project Focus Cable TV Provider’s Technical Operations, Field Service Operations, Dispatch, and Network Operations Center Assess operations and implement improvement measures Identify, measure and improve customer service […]

Top 10 U.S. Metro Daily Newspaper Audience Development Improves Service and Sales

INCREASE SERVICE AND SALES EFFECTIVENESS, reduce customer churn, and decrease operating costs across nine circulation-focused operating divisions Project Focus Metro Daily Newspaper’s Audience Development Operations, including Direct Sales, Telemarketing Sales, Customer Service, and Delivery Operations Assess, redesign, and implement new workflows, processes, policies, procedures, and organizational structure Client Gains: Financial and Operating Benefits 27% increase […]

National Cable MSO Consolidation

CONSOLIDATE OPERATIONS across seven separate system locations serving over 500,000 customers without a hitch – in fact, with improvement – in quality, customer service and cost efficiencies Project Focus Cable TV Customer Service, Dispatch, Field Services, Plant, Warehouse, and Sales Operations Assess seven locations and their operating processes, with the goal of smooth and effective […]

Regional Interoperable Public Safety Radio System Implementation

IDENTIFY AND MIGRATE ~4,000 users from 60 + diverse public safety and public service groups across a nine-county metropolitan area into a shared, interoperable 800-MHz digital, trunked radio system Project Focus Public Service/Safety Radio Network including municipal, county, state and federal Law Enforcement Agencies, Fire Departments, EMS Units, and various agencies of Government Departments from more than 40 municipalities […]

Regional Interoperable Public Safety Radio System Governance

DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT GOVERNANCE POLICY for a new, shared public radio system for public service and public safety radio users, federal agencies, and private organizations across a nine-county metro area Project Focus Bring together diverse public service and public safety radio users and stakeholders from a nine-county metropolitan area for input and education about the new […]

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