• We are committed to creating
    high-performance strategies.
  • In the business of building
    strategy and dreams.
  • Inject your brand and
    values into a plan for the future.

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Our team is made up of individuals who are passionate about the sectors in which we operate. Each with deep personal experience in managing and advising different, exciting and challenging business scenarios. We recognise that every business faces a unique challenge.

 

We engage with your business leaders to implement unique solutions in your business which meet the key strategic needs, targeted to build value. From this comes strength. From strength comes opportunity and opportunities afford us the chance to deliver winning strategies.

Strategy

Operations

Strategy analysis and development

Market appraisal

Globalisation strategy and new market appraisal

Growth strategies

Organisation change management

Mergers and acquisitions

Post merger integration

Turnaround

Operations improvement and asset utilisation

Growth management

New product development & launch

Supply chain

Manufacturing strategy

Logistics strategy

Industries

With years of experience across a number of industries, we are here to make a difference and create value for your business.

About

Inside PDS

PDS is a strategy implementation consultancy supporting manufacturing, technology and service businesses.

We help our clients understand the possibilities in their business, specifically related to personal and company objectives, using our structured methodology and approach.

 

Our Values

PDS deals with the real strategic agenda and is committed to making a real difference. Our clients are typically ambitious and demanding people. Most operate in ordinary business environments where PDS provides the framework and support to create extraordinary performance and focus on delivering shareholder value.

 

Background

Established in 1989 by Paul Sheedy, PDS started as a trouble shooting business, working in the automotive manufacturing sector, dealing with vehicle launch concerns. The business has moved from dealing with mistakes to helping businesses make significant improvements in business performance using the PDS "Strategy Implementation" methodology.

 

The PDS Methodology recognises that every business faces unique challenges that require unique solutions. We build a bespoke solution for each client that targets the improvement efforts at the strategic imperatives. Working with senior managers, we engage rapidly to understand the short and longer term concerns. We follow-through with deployment tools, support and coaching to ensure benefits are realised and embedded for sustainability.

 

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Iain Graham of Birmingham-based strategy implementation consultants PDS examines the current and future state of the automotive industry and what that means for Jaguar and Land Rover and the UK supply chain.

David Bovis argues that ‘best practice’ tools consistently fail to consider the people within the process.

The strength of the dollar, high manufacturing costs and skills shortages are just three of today's macro trends affecting aerospace businesses. Unfortunately, one answer is to source outside the UK.

  • Profitability Improvement

    Nanotechnology - Protective Coatings

     

    Our client had a strategic challenge to improve net profit by £1 million in the current financial year. Using the PDS structured methodology the most significant opportunities were identified in the productivity gap. PDS developed and implemented strategies with the client's management team to close the gap and realise the £1 million net profit improvement inside 10 months.

     

  • Integrated Business Management

    Aerospace - Tier 1 - Systems Manufacturer

     

    Working with the Senior Management team in this organisation we took them through each of the elements of the Sales & Operations Planning process (S&OP) to develop a robust integrated business management system. Our work has seen direct benefits through improved delivery and efficiency. Indirect benefits include improved co-ordination across the management team and assurance of high Rolls-Royce STEP assessment scores under the S&OP requirement category.

  • Due Diligence

    Engineering - Metal Pressings

     

    A commercial due diligence assignment to establish a confidence interval for the future sales turnover of the combined operations of 4 metal pressings plants subject to a merger through acquisition. This was a significant piece of work that was used by the MBO, VC syndicate, banks and legal teams as a basis for price negotiation, financial modeling and sensitivity analysis.

     

  • Supply Chain Development

    Aerospace - Tier 1 - Systems Manufacturer

     

    We worked with a division of a UK based Tier 1 supplier to Rolls-Royce to develop their supply chain to meet their growth plan. Those suppliers identified as strategically most critical to meet the growth plan gained direct support from PDS. This enabled significant improvement in both their output performance to the Host and their other customers and also development of their internal systems to ensure sustainable future performance. This programme operated over a 12 month period.

     

    Similar supply chain improvement programmes have been undertaken with divisions of other major automotive and aerospace Tier 1s.

  • Risk Review and Recommendation

    Electronics - Wireless Technology Application Developer

     

    In this case our client was a VC that was undecided whether to continue its investment in a technology development company. PDS researched the market potential and forecast growth and likelihood of success for the application. We also evaluated the risks and market access strategies currently pursued and made recommendations.

  • Automotive - Global Vehicle Manufacturer and Distributor

    Our client is a global organisation marketing, sourcing and distributing aftersales service parts. The organisation heads a $16 billion value chain.

     

    The Division undertook a global re-engineering exercise in inventory and logistics management. It called in PDS to ensure that the global strategies were converted into deliverable goals and to develop the improvement system to manage in those goals.

     

    PDS simplified the Strategy, facilitated the development of the goals with the associated metrics and developed the management and improvement techniques.

     

    PDS oversaw the systems developments required to align the strategy to the goals and metrics. PDS trained the organisation in the effective use of the management and improvement techniques and coached the organisation's improvement efforts.

     

    Significant improvement in stockturn, operating cost and owner loyalty was delivered.

     

  • Aerospace - Tier 1 - Systems Manufacturer

    PDS worked with an Aerospace company with ambitious plans to grow the value of its business. Together we developed and implemented a strategy to position our client as a supply chain integrator providing complete kits of parts to Rolls Royce. This approach generated a three fold increase in sales turnover in the first 12 months. Crossover opportunities to other Rolls Royce divisions as well as other new customers will see sales increase in excess of five times by the end of the second year.

Careers

The culture at PDS is open, professional and entrepreneurial. All PDS consultants are expected to sell PDS solutions. We believe there is great benefit in consultants both selling and delivering services as this ensures credibility is gained and retained with clients. Whilst prior sales experience is not essential, the appetite to learn the PDS sales process is a must.

 

If you are interested in a career with PDS Consultants, please find out more below.

 

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Central Boulevard

Blythe Valley Business Park

Solihull · West Midlands

B90 8AG

Tel: 01564 711192

Email: hq@pdsconsultants.co.uk

 

Incorporated in England and Wales

Company No. 4391650

 

 

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  •   2015 PDS Consultants

Central Boulevard

Blythe Valley Business Park

Solihull · West Midlands

B90 8AG

Tel: 01564 711192

Email: hq@pdsconsultants.co.uk

 

Incorporated in England and Wales

Company No. 4391650