Performance Optimization

Preparing for scale while enhancing the bottom line.

Business owners and leaders turn to Ankura as trusted advisors to assist their organizations through transition. Whether they need to build or shore up the infrastructure for growth, turnaround a company in distress, improve an underperforming asset, or revitalize a lagging acquisition, we help organizations build the foundation for sustained success. Our team identifies ways to optimize existing capabilities, business processes, and technologies to support growth and scale along with streamlining costs through the entire value chain. We also evaluate and recommend different solutions and outsourcing alternatives so owners and executive leadership have options and can make informed decisions quickly.

Our experts collaborate with senior leadership to develop specific performance improvement goals and targeted operating plans aimed at maximizing EBITDA and cash flow without sacrificing long-term sustainable growth. We then create dashboards and reporting mechanisms to track progress against these goals and plans. Ankura experts continue to support client leadership as interim managers or hands-on advisors to drive these performance improvements throughout the organization.

Ankura’s suite of performance optimization services cover:

  • Business analysis
  • Strategic value assessment of peripheral business assets
  • Customer segmentation and profitability analysis
  • Solution, outsourcing, and third-party vendor evaluation
  • Pricing and margin enhancement
  • Process and cost optimization
  • Procurement and supply chain optimization
  • Program management office (PMO) optimization
  • Organizational design
  • Working capital and cash management
  • Budgeting and financial controls
  • Leadership training, coaching, and culture
  • Methodology development, execution, and optimization (including Six Sigma, Agile, SDLC, Lean, and ITIL)
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Shared services design and implementation