Intro

Overview

The Boulder Group…a new consulting firm with a new approach "We make a lasting difference for our clients by living and breathing their business, operations, and culture."

The Boulder Group is a newly formed professional services firm that is committed to providing clients with solutions that deliver measurable financial and qualitative results that are sustainable. Although newly formed, The Boulder Group has a core group of partners who have a long rich history working together for 10 plus years delivering exceptional performance improvements for both commercial and governmental organizations.

Our experience tells us that most organizations have a good strategic plan, but only a small percentage have a good process to actually implement their strategy and achieve the anticipated results. That is why The Boulder Group focuses on the execution side of the equation…execution is our expertise and passion. We pride ourselves on our ability to transform a strategy or plan into concrete measurable results…execution…the discipline of getting things done.

We have developed innovative service offerings that provide both our commercial and governmental clients with exciting new approaches to transform their strategy into desired and measurable qualitative and financial results, deliver improved financial performance, or optimize existing resources dedicated to performance improvement.

We utilize seasoned highly experienced consultants that have industry and/or governmental management and leadership experience as well as consulting backgrounds. The advantage of this depth of experience is our consultants have a long history "walking the talk", sharing core principles, and driving and managing change. This results in quicker insight into and identification of gaps, needs, and opportunities. Our core group of partners has worked on successful client programs in both the commercial and governmental sectors. Examples are Lego Americas, Schnitzer Steel, Moore Corporation, Inland Paperboard and Packaging, Inc., Bosch, Osram Sylvania, and the U. S. Navy's Naval Aviation Enterprise and Surface Naval Enterprise, U. S. Navy SEALS, and Amtrak in the government sector.

The Boulder Group considers itself successful only when its clients succeed. Our goal on each engagement is to deliver results beyond the client's expectations. Our guarantee…we will only commit to engagements if we can deliver meaning results.

We view the fees for our services as an investment, not an expense. Our value based fees reflect our low overhead business model coupled with a targeted return on your investment of 5 to 1.

Our Approach

The traditional consulting model is very often IT focused, people are expendable, and the processes are not tailored to the specific requirements of the company. Often times the outcome is that the processes are not responsive to the needs of the company, and the productivity gains that were anticipated in the original plan are not achieved. The results achieved are often not sustainable. We have developed an implementation methodology called Strategy to Results™ to insure that our programs achieve the expected results and that the results will endure. Our Strategy to Results methodology is an execution model that transforms a strategy into concrete results. The methodology is delivered by following a rigorous four step process and incorporates behavioral change as one of the fundamentals for achieving enduring results. The impact and results of a Strategy to Results implementations are depicted in the following chart.

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Innovative Service Offerings

Based upon years of experience in both industry and/or government coupled with our consulting experience, The Boulder Group has a number of innovative service offerings to better help our clients deliver results.

  • Strategy to Results™…our implementation methodology that transforms a strategy into concrete results
  • Integrated Gross Margin Management…MarginMax™…a cohesive holistic approach to achieving significant improvement in gross margins
  • Strategic Cost Management…a financial process to maximize the allocation of financial resources in support of strategic missions or objectives
  • Lean Six Sigma Optimization…an approach to ensure that an organization is achieving the maximum return on their investment in an existing Lean Six Sigma program

The Team

Our people make the difference in our ability to deliver results. At The Boulder Group you will find only the most experienced consultants whose expertise, knowledge, and capabilities stem from a career consulting with both industry and government clients working with and supporting the senior management team. Our consultants have also have had years of experience working in industry or government in leadership positions prior to beginning their consulting careers.

The advantage of this depth of experience is to bring different perspectives to the evaluation of your needs and challenges. The Boulder Group perspective will translate into identifying unique solutions, and an implementation roadmap that will deliver real results. The team's deep experience will quickly gain the confidence and trust of your senior management team and managers to accelerate the implementation.

The Boulder Group team is just as comfortable participating in board meeting discussions as working with a production team on the factory floor. Our consultants work alongside our client's people, in places where the work gets done involving rather than instructing. And they win the hearts and minds of people who are often frustrated or disengaged. The results are impressive and they are sustained. We carefully select the consultants whose industry experience, consulting experience, and personality best fits with your company environment. This experience and expertise will be at your side when you engage The Boulder Group.

Capabilities

The Boulder Group works both with commercial and governmental clients leveraging the expertise and experience gained in each market. Strategy to Results is our implementation methodology that is described above. We integrate this implementation methodology with the application of tools such as Theory of Constraints, Cycle Time, Lean, and Six Sigma to optimize the result and impact of process improvement programs. These tools each have strengths in specific environment or situations in addressing performance gaps and optimizing processes.

In the commercial arena The Boulder Group's areas of expertise are as follows:

Operations Excellence Supply Chain Integration Product Development Marketing & Sales Effectiveness Order to Cash Integrated Gross Margin Management
Lean Operations Sourcing Customer-Centric Approach Organization Credit Terms Pricing
Sales & Operations Planning Demand Planning Project Management Performance Metrics Sales Order, Entry, Billing Product Management
Asset Management Procurement Resource Allocation Sales Processes Operations Execution Sales Effectiveness
Customer Interface Inventory Management Portfolio Management Sales Tools Collection Process Operational Performance
Capacity Planning Supplier Quality Phase Review Process Customer Management Credits & Returns  
Maintenance Distribution & Logistics        

In addition to our specific process capabilities outlined above, we also focus on the following areas of expertise that enable governmental agencies to achieve their mission critical objectives. Click to discover more about how we can help you maximize your capabilities.

Our Strategy to Results implementation methodology would be utilized to successfully deliver lasting process improvements results that would provide the foundation for a continuing process improvement program.

Client Focus

The Boulder Group considers itself successful only when our clients succeed. Our goal on each engagement is to deliver results beyond the client's expectations.

We partner with our clients to construct a roadmap to success and an implementation plan that is specifically designed to each individual client's circumstances. Our Strategy to Results change management approach begins with getting buy-in to the strategic plan or objectives and continues until the changes are sustainable by your management and employees.

The Boulder Group team is just as comfortable participating in board meeting discussions as working with a client implementation teams in the trenches. We insure that your management team is in the leadership position throughout. Our consultants work alongside our client's people, in places where the work gets done involving rather than instructing. And they win the hearts and minds of people who are often frustrated or disengaged. The results are impressive and they are sustained.