The Center for Excellence in Operations, Inc.

A professional management consulting firm specializing in strategic and operational transformation.

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Our Story

The Center for Excellence in Operations, Inc. was founded in 1991 with a mission of strategy deployment, implementation, and breakthrough operating results. Our primary practice focus is Strategic and Operational Transformation.

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Practice Strength

Our professional services are adaptive and tailored to specific client needs. We help clients improve and benefit from major strategic and operating challenges, and are not in the fad boilerplate improvement programs business.

Experience

Our professionals have extensive change leadership, innovation, and technical “hands-on” implementation experiences in many different industries and client operating environments. All of our professionals have also held executive positions in industry prior to their consulting career.

Clients and Markets

CEO’s focus is small and mid-sized manufacturing and service organizations, business units/segments of large multinationals, PE and M&A firms, and larger consulting organizations. Since 1991 CEO has worked with over 350 clients in 23 different countries.

Results Matter

Your success is our success. We take our value proposition and privilege of working with clients seriously. We work with you in a transparent, collaborative, insider-outsider role with a shared mission of achieving breakthroughs in operating performance.

Why CEO

We have a demonstrated track record of achieving improved operating results in excess of 10X+ CEO’s fees, within 12-18 months. Beyond this horizon our annualized client benefits often equate to 2% to 9%+ of gross revenues.

We guide clients through their entire transformation cycle: Strategy, Deployment Planning and Integration, Execution, and Sustainability of Breakthrough Operating Performance.

Professional Services Overview:

 

  • Operating Transformation Strategy, Detailed Implementation Planning, and Execution
  • Private Equity/M&A Operations Due Diligence, Integration Planning and Implementation Support
  • Demand and Supply Chain Management
  • Time-To- Market and New Product Development
  • Global Quality and Reliability Management
  • Procurement and Supplier Management
  • Targeted Core Process Breakthrough Improvement Assignments
  • Integration of Enabled Digital Technologies
  • Custom Education and Talent Development
Who We Are

CEO is a professional management consulting firm specializing in Strategic and Operational Transformation. Here is a more detailed introduction to our Firm.

What We Do

We offer the full spectrum of professional services to guide clients through their entire transformation cycle. View specific examples of our diverse service offerings and capabilities.

Who We Work With

Since 1991 we have implemented major transformation initiatives with over 350 clients in 48 states and 23 countries. View the client testimonials and a partial list of organizations that we have worked with.

Client Testimonials

“CEO has always positioned themselves as improvement visionaries, implementing innovative approaches to strategic and operational improvement in a diverse spectrum of clients and operating environments. Their consistent performance in several of our different business units is testimony to this innovative thinking followed up by deep execution experience that has enabled us to achieve new breakthroughs in our enterprise-wide supply chain.”

Executive VP
$1 Billion Consumer/Industrial Products Company

2017-12-05T14:03:04+00:00

Executive VP
$1 Billion Consumer/Industrial Products Company

“CEO has always positioned themselves as improvement visionaries, implementing innovative approaches to strategic and operational improvement in a diverse spectrum of clients and operating environments. Their consistent performance in several of our different business units is testimony to this innovative thinking followed up by deep execution experience that has enabled us to achieve new breakthroughs in our enterprise-wide supply chain.”
“We worked with CEO for several years, transforming our global operating units and brands.  They helped us to implement new and advanced operating systems and behaviors that run deep and not only survived, but thrived through highly competitive market shifts, economic challenges, and organizational changes.  During this time our company doubled its revenues."

Global VP, Operations
Multinational Electronics Conglomerate

2017-12-05T14:06:38+00:00

Global VP, Operations
Multinational Electronics Conglomerate

“We worked with CEO for several years, transforming our global operating units and brands.  They helped us to implement new and advanced operating systems and behaviors that run deep and not only survived, but thrived through highly competitive market shifts, economic challenges, and organizational changes.  During this time our company doubled its revenues."
“CEO recently worked with us on three different assignments: A full integration and implementation project, an operations and distribution transformation project, and an outsourcing realignment project.  We choose to work with CEO because of their experience and practical approaches to major change, their unique ability to work in harmony with our people, and their ability to get things done and really improve performance.”

General Manager
$150M Manufacturer and Distributor of Sporting Equipment

2017-12-05T14:08:00+00:00

General Manager
$150M Manufacturer and Distributor of Sporting Equipment

“CEO recently worked with us on three different assignments: A full integration and implementation project, an operations and distribution transformation project, and an outsourcing realignment project.  We choose to work with CEO because of their experience and practical approaches to major change, their unique ability to work in harmony with our people, and their ability to get things done and really improve performance.”
“CEO is a small, creative, enlightening yet straight-shooting consulting firm that understands how to connect strategy to execution and achieve real benefits for their clients.  I have worked with CEO on four occasions while serving executive roles in different companies.  Every assignment has produced dramatic, sustainable improvements beyond all expectations to these businesses. “

President
$300M-$500M Companies

2017-12-05T14:08:41+00:00

President
$300M-$500M Companies

“CEO is a small, creative, enlightening yet straight-shooting consulting firm that understands how to connect strategy to execution and achieve real benefits for their clients.  I have worked with CEO on four occasions while serving executive roles in different companies.  Every assignment has produced dramatic, sustainable improvements beyond all expectations to these businesses. “

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