Certified Management Consultant
CPA Vision Project Professional
The services listed below are only some of the benefits we can offer your
company. Select any of these to learn
These services are often conducted in conjunction with each other; in fact, at the core of nearly every service
we perform is our basic approach to planning to leverage your strengths, identify your weaknesses, exploit your
opportunities, and neutralize any threats.
||The SWOT analysis is one of the tools we use as a first step for a successful strategic
operational assessment engagement. This eye-opening exercise usually takes place during an initial brainstorming session with
all participants encouraged to provide their input. By the end of the session every participant will have a very clear
picture as to the current state of affairs in the organization and where future opportunities may lie in the
Some of the standard services that we
offer are briefly discussed below. As with any consulting
assignment, the assignment would be customized to the unique
needs of the client.
you are an electric utility, a manufacturing firm, or a dot.com, most companies are in the midst of an industry that is undergoing
tremendous change and upheaval. Some players will be swept away by the change, while
others will take advantage of new opportunities and thrive in this new environment. A competitive
assessment refocuses a firms resources on what is important for survival.
An inadequate information system presents an obstacle to
running your business efficiently and effectively. An information management
and systems integration program can help you by identifying the strengths
and weaknesses in your current automated information systems and targeting areas for
Frequently, strategic planning is a painstaking process,
which -- if not comprehensively conducted -- can yield questionable results.
Also, dissension in an organization regarding its strategic direction can create a
potentially uncomfortable and anti-productive situation among management and
staff. Schumaker & Company can take the complexity out of the strategic planning
process. We will work closely with your management team to produce the most appropriate
strategic planning process for your firm. After Schumaker & Companyís involvement, not only will
your firm have a solid strategic plan, but it will have a firm grasp on how
to successfully continue the planning process moving forward.
Each year, technological advancements push both governmental and private
sector productivity to record levels. The installation of new hardware or telecommunications
equipment, programming and/or implementation of new software applications, and
training of employees can become a constant and overwhelming task for any
organization. Unfortunately, due to the complexity of these tasks, changes in scope, cost
overruns, and delays are all too common for these types of projects. These pitfalls can be
avoided. For years, Schumaker & Company consultants have served as Quality Assurance
(QA) consultants for various types of organizations. Under our supervision, projects
have been successfully completed-on time and within budget.
longer business as usual. Todayís competitive business environment requires that organizations pay closer attention
to the needs of their customers. Innovative techniques and new approaches to
meeting customer needs are essential. Schumaker & Company can help demystify
the process by conducting a customer satisfaction survey. You will get answers
- constructive, candid answers - that you can use to
help maintain or improve your services. We have found that the key is concentrating on
what customers deem to be most important.
Retaining key customers, developing relationships, and managing
associated information is the foundation for any successful business enterprise.
Unfortunately, management often gets caught up in handling daily operations and the
focus on customer development is lost. In other instances, the will is there, but the
program is disjointed and ineffective. Schumaker & Company can create a custom key
accounts program that works for your organization. Our consultants will be with you
every step of the way, from identifying key accounts to providing the training materials
and sessions for your employees.
any industry face challenging management issues at every stage of growth. A management
and operations review (MOR) helps companies identify and implement practical, cost-effective solutions
to prosper in an increasingly competitive marketplace. Measuring the soundness and
effectiveness of your firmís organization, policies, practices, and procedures is key
to keeping on track for success. Our fifteen years of experience with such reviews have
enabled us to develop a set of efficient tools to help you conduct this review
in a comprehensive way.
Todayís aggressive business environment demands that
an organization use the latest innovations in computer and
telecommunications technologies if it is to remain competitive. However, the purchase of
state-of-the-art equipment in itself is no guarantee of a healthier bottom line if that equipment
is not successfully integrated into an organizationís everyday operations.
Technology integration is a customized technical consulting assessment, focusing on both off-the-shelf and custom-designed
computer applications, which is intended to assist organizations in effectively applying
technology to their business needs. It helps organizations stay ahead of their competition
and can be the difference between an entity that excels and one that merely survives.
One of the greatest challenges managers face today is how to
structure resources for the most effective and efficient accomplishment of business
objectives. The use of project/program management techniques has evolved as an answer
to some of the management challenges resulting from todayís increasingly
complex business environment. Project/program management does not work in every organization,
nor does every segment of an organization need it. However, more and more companies
are beginning to recognize that when implemented properly where needed, project/ program management will result in a
greater probability of attaining targeted business objectives.
of old business processes will help you realize the many
efficiencies that a new IT solution can bring to your organization. Our reengineering
efforts will help you to identify and eliminate non-value added
tasks, and enable you to streamline your business into a leaner and more
efficient enterprise. We will bring the tools, techniques, strategies, and facilitation
skills to help your team analyze and redesign your organization, processes,
and technology to more effectively achieve your business goals.
We all know
that change is the only constant. But who has the time to identify, assess, and
properly respond to change? Answer: those who want to survive. Our change management
methodologies will enable your organization to identify your current position
in the market, define where you want your business to grow, and help you
build the bridge to get there. Best yet, we will help your team develop the skills
to continue the change effort so that you can seize new opportunities going
forward. Additionally, we can help you develop the organizational structures
you need to optimize your new business model.
Case management, case consultants, and expert witness are
all part of the services that we provide in the area of litigation
support. Schumaker & Company recognizes the need for knowledgeable,
principled, disciplined, and experienced professionals who can provide in-depth,
authoritative testimony regarding the myriad issues facing the business community.