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A&M Rapid Results Program™

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Program overview

The A&M Rapid Results Program is a comprehensive approach to performance improvement designed for portfolio companies of private equity (PE) funds in a structured yet accelerated, quantified and highly prioritized process. Leveraging the same operational heritage and bias towards action that is the hallmark of the A&M legacy, our A&M Rapid Results Program team has a deep bench of industry veterans, functional experts and experienced operators. 

PE investors often find themselves challenged with driving EBITDA and enterprise value growth within notoriously short holding periods in their investment portfolios. The A&M Rapid Results Program has been the proven tool that our PE clients most often leverage to positively impact revenue, cost and margin drivers, as well as working capital in a compressed timeframe.

By addressing performance characteristics critical to the growth of portfolio companies, the A&M Rapid Results Program is different from other common performance improvement approaches, and focuses on:

  • Results and Speed: energy/intensity levels and proven results in a compressed timeline
  • Relevance: specific industry and functional expertise; availability of comparative data and information, benchmarks
  • Risk Management: Rapid Results is always operator-led and execution focused, extending a company’s management capacity to address KPI drivers

We routinely address these key performance drivers:

Profitability and Margin Management

  • Profit and margin transparency
  • Cost-to-serve considerations
  • Costing and pricing methodology
  • Sales force effectiveness
  • Customer service management

Operations Excellence

  • Process performance optimization, service cost optimization and footprint optimization, specializing in the following industries:
    • Manufacturing
    • Distribution and Logistics
    • Business Services/Technology
  • Service delivery models, including effectiveness and efficiency improvement, as well as performance and cost optimization

Supply Chain Management

  • Supply chain management – process optimization including planning processes and S&OP
  • Sourcing and procurement – sourcing cost optimization, process optimization, organizational alignment, etc.

“OpEx” Efficiency

  • Finance and other back office functions/overhead spend
  • Metrics and reporting
  • Working capital management
  • Organizational structure and alignment
  • Communication process and decision-making effectiveness
  • Operational integrity, including organizational and managerial health (“quality”)