Nic Williamson, is the principal consultant of Azteck, a partnership that delivers in 5 areas:
Directors may find that their business inexplicably looses its edge. We analyse and benchmark the current situation; then with senior teams, we define a strategy and business improvement plan.Implementation Project Management.
Unusually, we have the project management resource to implement the new strategy and/or succession plan (if appropriate).
We bring wide experience of industry and the ‘classic’ problems.
A report might show you what to do; we will also deliver the full value through implementation.
Our expertise runs deepest in manufacturing.
- Improving Efficiency, Quality and Cost Reduction;
- Troubleshooting & Problem Solving;
- Integrated Quality Systems / Health & Safety / Environmental;
- Paperless Shop Floor Management Systems (Data Collection & Delivery);
- Growing Pains: Technology & Business Processes;
- Developing Manufacturing for New Products;
- Project Management.
We have made significant contributions to several ‘world products’ and many clients have been ‘turned-around’ by our input.
BUSINESS PROCESS SIMPLIFICATION
We are business managers first, then, we add skills in system development. This puts the user first while developing simple user-friendly systems that deliver benefit. Software is not important (and may not be involved); it is staff efficiency and sharing of mission critical information to energise better decisions, that is.
Projects have delivered cost reductions of 1/3 of all administration costs; one paid back in 6 months by saving form printing costs alone.
- Understanding the business needs;
- Bringing ‘Best Practice’;
- Designing for growth;
- Customisation to your needs.
Our analysts learn about your business; they inject their expertise and personally create the software/system. How many companies can show that the same analyst has supported a client since 1994?
We are registered FileMaker Pro developers and members of the FileMaker Solution Alliance.
COMPLIANCE such as:
LEAN, TOTAL QUALITY and HEALTH & SAFETY
Businesses face an onslaught of Regulations, demands for Compliance, new standards & techniques such as World Class etc.
This is the last thing you need. We advise, specify and implement the steps necessary to comply ( & above all - to benefit).
- Lean: Manufacture / Enterprise / Business Processes
Quality Management / Continuous Improvement;
- Health & Safety;
- Integrated (with the main business processes);
- Simple and Paper-less;
- Cost effective and delivering benefit beyond compliance.
4 months after a catastrophic Tesco audit, the auditor returned and commented, "Fantastic". Boots reported: "Among the best we have seen".
If you want buzz-words, we are not right for you. If you want common sense and experience, please phone or e-mail.
We offer a legal-technological interface: technical investigation, preparation of briefs and presentation of evidence.
Our most valuable attribute is our ability to investigate scientific and engineering matters.
- Interpreting the core dispute issues / patent claims;
- Formulating an investigation;
- Robust conduct of the investigation;
- Plain language presentation of science and engineering.
The experts you brief will personally carry out the investigation. They personally: study the documentation; write the reports; and stand witness in court. This robust approach ensures that your brief does not suffer dilution as it passes down to technicians.
Our well-equipped laboratories and workshops specialise in investigative work.
- Mechanical Engineering;
- Electrical Engineering;
- Product Reliability;
- Failure Investigation;
- Health & Safety;
- Dispute Resolution;
- Alleged Patent Infringements;
- Forensic Investigation.
A foot note: Experience teaches us that the first subject matter considered for expert advice is inevitably not the key issue. Therefore, it is vital to engage a widely experienced expert whose speciality is the investigation and analysis process itself.
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