Performance Improvement

What we do

We help our clients with both large-scale integrated transformation solutions as well as more focused, specific functional solutions.

Our integrated solutions include:

Our process-specific solutions include:

  • Procurement: Make procurement a source of competitive advantage by finding quick cash and building procurement capabilities
  • Supply Chain Management: Turn supply chain into a source of competitive advantage for meeting short- and long-term cost, flexibility and service-level goals
  • Manufacturing Optimization: Optimize the manufacturing footprint and shop-floor operations
  • Service Design & Operations: Deliver the promised customer experience at the right cost across service channels
  • G&A Optimization & Org Design: Create lasting improvements in efficiency and effectiveness of G&A functions, aligning process goals to business objectives
  • R&D/Product Development: Optimize the R&D function to maximize the return on investment in R&D
How we help

How We Help Build Functional Excellence:

Bain’s holistic and data-driven approach enables clients to achieve leadership in their core business, leverage their core strength to grow into adjacent opportunities, and operate at superior levels of performance to drive industry-leading results.

Beginning with a diagnostic that analyzes what full potential means in practical terms–for a whole company, a business unit or a function – Bain partners with companies to create realistic targets and craft the most effective path to value delivery. Bain works with teams across the organization, from board room to shop-floor, to capture benefits, bank savings, and build the capabilities needed for sustained improvement long after the engagement ends.

Programmatic solutions for cost reduction and complexity management:

  • Sustained Cost Transformation: Strategically transform the cost structure across the organization to obtain cost leadership and gain competitive advantage
  • Bain Accelerated Transformation: Rapid cost transformation approach for an urgent turnaround and restoring profitability
  • Complexity Management: Effectively manage all elements of complexity to unlock value and turbocharge the organization
  • Zero Based Budgeting: Create new capabilities to enhance and sustain cost reduction through a rigorous, strategically centered approach
  • Business Process Redesign: Achieve operational excellence at a company's most critical processes to deliver high quality service at a competitive cost
  • G&A Optimization & Org Design: Create lasting improvements in efficiency and effectiveness of G&A functions, aligning process goals to business objectives

Bain’s support for cross-functional excellence includes:

  • Capability Sourcing: Acquire the right capabilities from the right source, and the right shore, at the right price
  • Procurement: Make procurement a source of competitive advantage by finding quick cash and building procurement capabilities
  • Shared Services: Aligning shared services in an enterprise-wide approach to holistically capture the benefits beyond cost

Bain also offers a robust suite of supporting tools that we apply to each client scenario based on individual needs. This includes offering our expertise in benchmarking, bottom line diagnostics, Lean Six Sigma, web-based tools to track and accelerate results and extensive client training.

Our definition of success is aligned with that of our clients’, and as part of our commitment we often tie our own fees to our clients' results.

Our team

We work as an integrated part of your team, from frontline to C-suite, to deliver true results and make the changes stick. We have a core group of senior performance improvement focused experts that we deploy across the globe. We have conducted more than 5,000 performance improvement projects across every industry and geographical region.

Our team

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  • Armin Schmiedeberg

    Partner

    Dusseldorf

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