Mr Sundaram is an approved Senior Consultant at Appleton Greene and he has experience in information technology, e-business and finance. He has achieved a Master in Business Administration, a Master of Arts in Finance and Economics and a Bachelor of Arts. He has industry experience within the following sectors: Banking & Financial Services; Insurance; Consultancy; Technology and Internet. He has had commercial experience within the following countries: United States of America; India and United Kingdom, or more specifically within the following cities: New York NY; Trenton NJ; Hartford CT; Chennai and London. His personal achievements include: billing & payment processing center of excellence; infrastructure & data center consolidation; strategic sourcing shared services; global program management office and IT & application portfolio rationalization. His service skills incorporate: process, productivity; benchmarking, PMO; security, regulatory; strategy, COE and operational excellence.
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Operational Excellence (OE) is a continuous journey. It is about doing things efficiently and making it a part of continuous improvement culture within the organization. Many companies never take this journey because OE initiatives are often perceived as expensive, too complex and typically clouded by “if it is not broken don’t fix it” attitude. The fact of the matter is Operational Excellence projects when properly planned, scoped and executed are not expensive or complex. Furthermore when a process is measured it can be improved whether it is broken or not. The key principles that translate OE intentions into visible financial and performance results for a company are: Commitment from top management; Processes can be logically defined and empirically observed; Processes can be measured, ideally against a universal standard; and Must be monitored to drive performance improvement and comparison to competitors. Effective Operational Excellence initiatives yield major gains not only in productivity, but also in speed, quality, customer loyalty, employee engagement and, most importantly business growth. Achieving these results, and ensuring that the underlying changes endure, is possible only if the company leadership supports it and the goals and benefits are transparent, well defined and communicated clearly and timely within the organization.
Rather than focusing only on “how? the work gets done,” we address “value chains” or dimensions of a business process at once, starting with the customer, systems, data, organization, skills, and culture. There are many methods available – lean manufacturing, Six Sigma, Kaizen, continuous improvement, business process improvement, theory of constraints to name a few and we are agnostic to them as we have expertise in most methods. Therefore we are positioned to help you choose the most appropriate tools, which, when combined with our focus on ROI, deliver a targeted solution. At a conceptual level our approach to applying these methods and tools critical to improving productivity include: Situation Baseline – to cut through the chaos and identify focus areas; Problem Definition and Analysis – to eliminate long standing, chronic issues; Gaps to Benchmark – how far off is the process to benchmark; and Go Forward Analysis – to select the most appropriate solution. Following an analysis of your operational processes, we will be able to get a baseline of productivity, define the vital elements and open the doors to productivity improvement. Our tailored solutions are focused on optimizing specific processes for significant step change improvements, leading to reduced costs and increased productivity. In summary our methodology starts with defining the strategic roadmap to get from a current state to a future state. Having such a strategy ensures collaboration and alignment among the different parts of the organization and effectively links strategic and operational objectives to initiatives and execution.
Companies can elect whether they just require Appleton Greene for advice and support with the Bronze Client Service, for research and performance analysis with the Silver Client Service, for facilitating departmental workshops with the Gold Client Service, or for complete process planning, development, implementation, management and review, with the Platinum Client Service. Ultimately, there is a service to suit every situation and every budget and clients can elect to either upgrade or downgrade from one service to another as and when required, providing complete flexibility in order to ensure that the right level of support is available over a sustainable period of time, enabling the organization to compensate for any prescriptive or emergent changes relating to: Customer Service; E-business; Finance; Globalization; Human Resources; Information Technology; Legal; Management; Marketing; or Production.
Operational Excellence is to do the right things better and make it a part of continuous process. Therefore it is important to adopt efficient execution and measurement techniques so as to ensure the individuals, the team’s and organization’s growth in productivity. In today’s hyper competitive business environment and punitive regulatory mandates, OE initiatives have the attention at the C-suite and board levels. It is being incorporated into corporate strategy as companies want to be the very best in the markets and customers they serve. Whether it is great performing companies dedicated to remaining great, or a good performer aspiring to become great, or one of the large number who know improvements are essential for continuing success, Operational Excellence programs are critical. Establishing an Operational Excellence culture requires an eco-system that effectively and seamlessly integrates the following: Strategic Intent, Metrics and Dashboards, Process Repeatability and Scale, and Motivated Work Teams.
The following list represents the Key Service Objectives (KSO) for the Appleton Greene Operational Excellence service.
- Benchmarking Assessment
Our functional and process benchmarking services provide your executives with insight they need to evaluate performance relative to business value and strategy; identify, quantify and prioritize process improvement opportunities and develop a factual basis for driving change. Benchmarking improves performance by identifying and applying best demonstrated practices. Managers compare the performance of their products or processes externally with those of competitors and best-in-class companies and internally with other operations within their own firms that perform similar activities. The objective of Benchmarking is to find examples of superior performance and to understand the processes and practices driving that performance. Companies then improve their performance by tailoring and incorporating these best practices into their own operations—not by imitating, but by innovating.
- Strategic Planning
Understanding an enterprise’s IT requirements and providing innovative IT solutions are essential to keeping a business flourishing. An IT strategic plan based on a shared vision with stakeholders is critical to any successful enterprise and requires continual updating. The three building blocks for constructing an IT strategic plan are performing an IT assessment to understand the issues, problems, and needs for delivering outstanding service to customers; aligning the IT strategy with business drivers, management expectations, and customer requirements to ensure that the enterprise receives the right solutions; and formulating initiatives to improve business performance and IT services over time. Key elements common to most enterprises, such as IT assessment approach, business drivers, and management and customer expectations, can serve as a baseline for constructing the IT strategic plan.
- Competency Center
Competency Centers or Centers of Excellence is an operating model that strives to continually create value for customers, employees and key stakeholders by improving operations and business performance through a holistic, standardized management methodology and framework across the entire organization. It is an organization within the larger organization, primarily centered on the collection of specialized skills to encourage and facilitate collaboration. It also helps manage best practices for a specific functional area with an aim to increase business success and productivity. The CoE framework encompasses all the strategic assets – people, processes and technology, to govern how the organizational unit engages and delivers highly effective and efficient solutions to the larger organization in a repeatable manner.
- Portfolio Rationalization
To improve customer service, reduce COGS and deliver shareholder value, enterprises need a well-planned and executed application portfolio rationalization program that visualizes the current state, identities high potential optimization opportunities and defines an actionable roadmap to support growth and achieve operational efficiency objectives. To realize the benefits from a Portfolio Rationalization initiative, the first step is to prioritize projects in the enterprise program management roadmap along with instituting proper governance to capture the value for both the business and IT. In addition, the governance model should include an architecture review board to enforce compliance with the blueprint to avoid application portfolio deterioration over time. Lastly, the application and infrastructure inventory that was built through the ITPR initiative should be maintained and refreshed regularly. Too often, companies belatedly discover that existing inventory is not up-to-date or reliable, requiring them to start their portfolio assessment from scratch.
- Change Acceleration
Organizations often do not emphasize the need to plan, lead and manage the human side of implementing strategic change. Our organizational change acceleration services help clients create an environment for successful and sustained change adoption. We partner with clients to design and implement their change strategies and actions and facilitate the quick realization of their business objectives. We provide the systematic architecture for leading and managing change based on structured organizational change management principles, and we build a client’s capabilities to lead and manage change in both the short- and long-term. We provide change management consulting for: Large scale IT implementations; E Governance; Business Process Re-engineering; Mergers & Acquisitions and Business Process Outsourcing.
Benchmarking Assessment – Mr. Sundaram’s benchmarking analysis cut through the noise of traditional measurement and gave us a clear picture of what value was being created by management and staff. It provides the us with useful, timely and relevant data in order to compare ourselves with industry peers around the world.
IT Strategic Planning – Mr. Sundaram delivered a first-class IT strategy in a fraction of the time and cost that we had expected. The strategy and plans allowed us to build credibility and gain support for the senior leadership. It successfully made the case for bold moves to drive accelerated growth in the business.
Competency Centres – Mr. Sundaram provided both methodology and the people to design and implement Competency Centers or Centers of Excellence projects in organizational areas such as Lean Six Sigma, Program Management Office, Strategic Sourcing, BI, Middle and Back Office Operations etc. Their knowledge and experience run deep and are flexible in adapting to ever-changing requirements.
IT Portfolio Rationalization – Leveraging years of experience developing and maintaining enterprise applications, Mr. Sundaram did a great job to assess each business area’s application portfolio and recommended transformational strategies to increase efficiencies, ensure regulatory compliance, improve security and reduce maintenance costs even further.
Change Acceleration – Communications is integral to any change and it crosses all service areas. Mr. Sundaram’s Change Acceleration program created an environment that supported constructive dialogue and delivered timely, targeted messages to generate awareness, understanding, capabilities and actions. Our communications programs encompassed community building using standard and electronic media, and social media.
More detailed achievements, references and testimonials are confidentially available to clients upon request.
This service is primarily available to the following industry sectors:
Banking & Financial Services
Imagine the traditional bank competing against a truly global, multi-service, low-cost, digital bank: customers accessing their accounts through their mobile phones, paying with a tap on their wearables, sweeping savings to an ETF portfolio designed by an AI (artificial intelligence) engine based on their savings goals and risk appetite, offering no-fee, cross-borderpayments. Imagine if you faced a competitor bank like this, with a low and nimble footprint, prototyping new services quickly, managing regulatory compliance transparently, using an AI system to limit fraud losses, and hedging currency risk using crypto currencies. This competitor does not exist today. But in the next few years, it is a very real possibility. Now what? The financial services industry has seen drastic technology-led changes over the past few years. Many executives look to their IT departments to improve efficiency and facilitate game-changing innovation – while somehow also lowering costs and continuing to support legacy systems. Meanwhile, FinTech start-ups are encroaching upon established markets, leading with customer friendly solutions developed from the ground up and unencumbered by legacy systems. Customers have had their expectations set by other industries; they are now demanding better services, seamless experiences regardless of channel, and more value for their money. Regulators demand more from the industry too, and have started to adopt new technologies that will revolutionize their ability to collect and analyze information. And the pace of change shows no signs of slowing. Is your company ready?
The insurance industry—traditionally cautious, heavily regulated, and accustomed to incremental change—confronts a radical shift in the age of automation. With the rise of digitization and machine learning, insurance activities are becoming more automatable and the need to attract and retain employees with digital expertise is becoming more critical. They need more flexible technology—and tighter cost controls. They need higher performance from their workforce—and more employee engagement. They need to retain current talent—and acquire entirely new capabilities in data analysis, mobile technologies and social media. And they need to protect their current competitive advantages, while rethinking business models and launching new ideas. Organizations need the capacity to meet challenges as they arise: new regulations, capital-market volatility, aggressive pricing practices, or novel products and channels. The ability to do so rests on four disciplines – cycle time reduction, error rate reductions, productivity and customer satisfaction – that together form the lean management system, supported by a cohesive set of tools and management methods that nurture a culture of continuous improvement.
The internet is changing the way we live, work, produce and consume. With such extensive reach, digital technologies cannot help but disrupt many of our existing models of business and government. As we enter the age of the Internet Revolution, a technological transformation driven by digitization, the challenge is to manage this seismic change in a way that promotes the long-term health and stability of the internet. The four key themes that will be critical to the emerging new internet revolution are: 1. Transformation – The internet is reshaping public and private sector structures, creating new markets for business. But organizations will also need to strengthen the security of their customers’ data. 2. Access – There are still more people offline than on. The United Nations has included universal affordable internet access in its Global Goals, which collectively aim to reduce poverty, advance health and education and improve the environment. The goals recognize that the internet can aid global development by connecting neglected and underserved communities around the world. 3. Governance – With technology evolving at breakneck speed, regulatory frameworks often lag behind. The rules that govern the use of all forms of data on the internet need to be relevant and appropriate to the pace of technological change. 4. Security – For organizations and individuals to have the confidence to conduct transactions and exchange information, the internet has to be secure. This means that as the amount of industrial data grows, there will be greater need for digital security services focused on protecting the integrity of devices connected to the industrial internet.
To most people, “the robot doctor” sounds like the title of a terrible sci-fi movie. But it’s an integral part of the future of health care. The data revolution is already transforming the health care landscape, and if you want to help shape its future (and make a profit in the process), be prepared to capitalize on these five exciting trends: 1. Preventive Medicine Will Soar – As information from electronic medical records becomes available in the cloud, health care tasks are moving online. And the digitalization of diagnoses has implications for predictive and preventive medicine. 2. Health Care Will Go From General To Personal – The “Internet of Things” will connect devices that can support predictive medicine and products that link a patient’s wellness to her lifestyle will go from luxury to necessity. 3. Robots Will Be Optimized For Health Tasks – With the development of predictive data solutions will come the creation of devices and robots that can complete health care tasks on their own. 4. Collaboration Will Destroy Silos – Entrepreneurs who can collaborate with researchers, health care organizations and other industry players will be able to innovate successfully and find gaps in technology. 5. Doctors Will Have Access To More Data – Physicians are already using computers and other high-tech devices and the use of these devices is improving health care. As data becomes more readily available, extensive and personalized, it will revolutionize the way doctors diagnose disease and treat patients. All these trends have one thing in common: data. By building a strong backbone of data in your company, you will reinforce your ability to innovate in line with the health care industry. And by seizing the opportunities provided by technological advancement, you can become this era’s innovator. “The robot doctor” doesn’t sound so improbable now, does it?
This service is primarily available within the following locations:
New York NY
The economy of the State of New York is reflected in its gross state product in 2015 of $1.44 trillion, ranking third in size behind the larger U.S. states of California and Texas. If New York State were an independent nation, it would rank as the 12th or 13th largest economy in the world, depending upon international currency fluctuations. However, in 2013, the multi-state, New York City-centered Metropolitan Statistical Area produced a gross metropolitan product (GMP) of nearly US$1.39 trillion, while in 2012, the corresponding Combined Statistical Area generated a GMP of over US$1.55 trillion, both ranking first nationally by a wide margin and behind the GDP of only twelve nations and eleven nations, respectively. New York City and the surrounding New York metropolitan area dominate the economy of the state. Manhattan is the leading center of banking, finance, and communication in the United States and is the location of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Wall Street. Many of the world’s largest corporations locate their home offices in Manhattan or in nearby Westchester County. Manhattan contained over 500 million square feet (46.5 million m2) of office space in 2015, making it the largest office market in the United States, while Midtown Manhattan, with nearly 400 million square feet (37.2 million m2) in 2015, is the largest central business district in the world.
Trenton was a major manufacturing center in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. One relic of that era is the slogan “Trenton Makes, The World Takes”, which is displayed on the Lower Free Bridge (just north of the Trenton–Morrisville Toll Bridge). The city adopted the slogan in 1917 to represent Trenton’s then-leading role as a major manufacturing center for rubber, wire rope, ceramics and cigars. Along with many other United States cities in the 1970s, Trenton fell on hard times when manufacturing and industrial jobs declined. Concurrently, state government agencies began leasing office space in the surrounding suburbs. State government leaders (particularly governors William Cahill and Brendan Byrne) attempted to revitalize the downtown area by making it the center of state government. Between 1982 and 1992, more than a dozen office buildings were constructed primarily by the state to house state offices. Today, Trenton’s biggest employer is still the state of New Jersey. Each weekday, 20,000 state workers flood into the city from the surrounding suburbs. Trenton is the capital city of the U.S. state of New Jersey and the county seat of Mercer County. It was briefly the capital of the United States. The city’s metropolitan area is grouped with the New York metropolitan area by the United States Census Bureau, but directly borders the Philadelphia metropolitan area and is part of the Federal Communications Commission’s Philadelphia Designated Market Area. As of the 2010 United States Census, Trenton had a population of 84,913, making it the state’s 10th-largest municipality. The Census Bureau estimated that the city’s population was 84,034 in 2014.
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. state of Connecticut. It was the seat of Hartford County until Connecticut disbanded county government in 1960. As of the 2010 Census, Hartford’s population was 124,775, making it Connecticut’s third-largest city after the coastal cities of Bridgeport and New Haven. Census Bureau estimates since then have indicated Hartford’s fall to fourth place statewide, as a result of sustained population growth in the coastal city of Stamford. Hartford is nicknamed the “Insurance Capital of the World”, as it hosts many insurance company headquarters and insurance is the region’s major industry. The city was founded in 1635 and is among the oldest cities in the United States. It is home to the nation’s oldest public art museum (Wadsworth Atheneum), the oldest publicly funded park (Bushnell Park), the oldest continuously published newspaper (The Hartford Courant), and the second-oldest secondary school (Hartford Public High School). It also is home to Trinity College, a private liberal arts college, and the Mark Twain House where the author wrote his most famous works and raised his family, among other historically significant attractions. Twain wrote in 1868, “Of all the beautiful towns it has been my fortune to see this is the chief.” Following the American Civil War, Hartford was the richest city in the United States for several decades. Today, Hartford is one of the poorest cities in the nation, with 3 out of every 10 families living below the poverty line. In sharp contrast, the Hartford metropolitan area is ranked 32nd of 318 metropolitan areas in total economic production and 7th out of 280 metropolitan statistical areas in per capita income. Highlighting the socio-economic disparity between Hartford and its suburbs, 83% of Hartford’s jobs are filled by commuters from neighboring towns who earn over $80,000, while 75% of Hartford residents who commute to work in other towns earn just $40,000.
London, the capital city of the United Kingdom, is the world’s leading financial center for international business and commerce and is one of the “command centers” for the global economy. The economy of London is dominated by service industries, particularly financial services and associated professional services, which have strong links with the economy in other parts of the United Kingdom and internationally. According to the Brookings Institution, in 2011 London had the fifth largest metropolitan economy in the world. By way of comparison, London’s economy is roughly the same size as that of Sweden or Iran. With an estimated 8,615,246 residents in 2015, London is the most populous region, urban zone and metropolitan area in the United Kingdom. London generates approximately 22 per cent of the UK’s GDP. 841,000 private sector businesses were based in London at the start of 2013, more than in any other region or country in the UK. 18 per cent are in the professional, scientific and technical activities sector while 15 per cent are in the construction sector. Many of these are small and medium-sized enterprises.
London’s largest industry remains finance, it is the largest financial exporter in the world which makes a significant contribution to the UK’s balance of payments. In the 2017 Global Financial Centres Index, London was ranked as having the most competitive financial center in the world, alongside cities such as New York City, Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo, San Francisco, Chicago, Sydney, Boston, and Toronto. The City of London is home to exchanges, banks, brokers, investment managers, pension funds, hedge funds, private equity firms, insurance companies and reinsurance markets. London is notable as a centre of international finance where foreign participants in financial markets come to deal with one another. It is also home to the Bank of England, the second oldest central bank in the world, and the European Banking Authority, although the latter is expected to move following the Brexit referendum of 2016. Other key institutions are Lloyd’s of London for insurance, the Baltic Exchange for shipping
Financial services in London benefited from the UK’s membership of the European Union, although this may end following the decision of the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. The position of London as a financial center may be further enhanced by the EU-US Free Trade Agreement currently under negotiation or a free trade agreement between the UK and the USA.
Recent estimates of the economy of the entire Chennai Metropolitan Area have ranged from US$58.6 to US$66 billion (PPP GDP), ranking it from the fourth- to sixth-most productive metro area of India, and the third highest GDP per capita. The metropolitan area doesn’t include the nearby industrial zones of Sholinganallur, Siruseri, Oragadam and Sriperumbudur. Chennai has an economic base anchored by the automobile, software services, medical tourism, hardware manufacturing and financial services. Other important industries include petrochemicals, textiles and apparels. The Chennai Port and Ennore Port contribute greatly to its importance. The city has a fully computerized stock exchange called the Madras Stock Exchange. Chennai was recently rated as having the highest quality of life among Indian cities ahead of the other three metros and Bangalore, based on the “Location Ranking Survey” conducted by ECA International. Chennai has improved its global ranking to 138 in 2006–07 from 179 in 2002–03. It is now ranked at 26th position in Asia in terms of livability, up from 31st rank in 2002–03. According to a 2007 worldwide quality of life survey done by Mercer, Chennai received the second highest rating in India, with New Delhi scoring the highest, and came in at a relatively low 157th worldwide. The reason was attributed to poor health and sanitation, and the increasing air pollution. It has the distinction of being called The Detroit of Asia.
Chennai has been tagged as the Banking Capital of India,for its vibrant banking culture and trading.The city has emerged as an important center for banking and finance in the World Market. Chennai boasts a transaction volume which serves 900 million people across the World through Back office operation. At present, it is home to four large national level commercial banks and many regional and state level co-operative banks. Several large financial companies and insurance companies are headquartered in Chennai. Prominent financial institutions, including the World Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, ABN AMRO, Bank of America, The Royal Bank of Scotland, Goldman Sachs, Barclays, HSBC, Deutsche Bank, ING Group, Allianz, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Asian Development Bank, Credit Suisse, BNP Paribas Fortis, Deutsche Bank and Citibank have back office and Development Center operations in the city. The city serves as a major back-up center for operations of many banks and financial companies of the world.
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KPMG is a professional service company and one of the Big Four auditors, along with Deloitte, EY and PwC. Seated in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, KPMG employs 189,000 people and has three lines of services: audit, tax, and advisory. Its tax and advisory services are further divided into various service groups.
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General Electric, often abbreviated as GE, is an American multinational conglomerate corporation incorporated in New York, and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. As of 2016, the company operates through the following segments: Power & Water, Oil and Gas, Aviation, Healthcare, Transportation and Capital which cater to the needs of Financial services, Medical devices, Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical, Automotive, Software Development and Engineering industries.
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Headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey (U.S.), Cognizant combines a passion for client satisfaction, technology innovation, deep industry and business process expertise and a global, collaborative workforce that embodies the future of work. With over 50 delivery centers worldwide and approximately 255,800 employees as of September 30, 2016, Cognizant is a member of the NASDAQ-100, the S&P 500, the Forbes Global 2000 and the Fortune 500 and is ranked among the top performing and fastest growing companies in the world.
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Headquartered in Shelton CT, Transigma is a strategic consultancy and leading enterprise benchmarking and best practices implementation firm to global companies. Services include business transformation, enterprise performance management, regulatory and compliance audits and global business services. Transigma also provides dedicated expertise in business strategy, operations, finance, human capital management, strategic sourcing, procurement, and information technology, including its award-winning Oracle EPM and SAP practices
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- Cloud virtualization
- Collaboration framework
- Service ubiquity
- E-commerce strategy
- Presence design
- Competing online
- Lower costs
- Content optimization
- Channel integration
- Business alignment
- Lower costs
- Continuous reductions
- Higher quality
- Improved visibility
- Operational efficiencies
- Asset optimization
- Strategic library
- Best practice
- Technology roadmap
- Clear direction
- Management goals
- Improved communication
- Enhanced teamwork
- Change acceptance
- Increased innovation
- Corporate goals
- Performance management
- Team productivity
- Increased collaboration
Monthly cost: USD $1,500.00
Time limit: 5 hours per month
Contract period: 12 months
Bronze service includes:
01. Email support
02. Telephone support
03. Questions & answers
04. Professional advice
05. Communication management
The Bronze Client Service (BCS) for Operational Excellence provides clients with an entry level option and enables client contacts to become personally acquainted with Mr. Sundaram over a sustainable period of time. We suggest that clients allocate up to a maximum of 5 Key Employees for this service. Your Key Employees can then contact the consultant via email, whenever they feel that they need specific advice or support in relation to the consultant’s specialist subject. The consultant will also be proactive about opening and maintaining communications with your Key Employees. Your Key Employees can list and number any questions that they would like to ask and they will then receive specific answers to each and every query that they may have. Your Key Employees can then retain these communications on file for future reference. General support inquiries will usually receive replies within 48 hours, but please allow a period of up to 10 business days during busy periods. The Bronze Client Service (BCS) enables your Key Employees to get to know their designated Appleton Greene consultant and to benefit from the consultant’s specialist skills, knowledge and experience.
Monthly cost: USD $3,000.00
Time limit: 10 hours per month
Contract period: 12 months
Bronze service plus
01. Research analysis
02. Management analysis
03. Performance analysis
04. Business process analysis
05. Training analysis
The Silver Client Service (SCS) for Operational Excellence provides more time for research and development. If you require Mr. Sundaram to undertake research on your behalf, or on behalf of your Key Employees, then this would understandably require more time and the Silver Client Service (SCS) accommodates this. For example, you may want your consultant to undertake some research into your management, performance, business, or training processes, with a view towards providing an independent analysis and recommendations for improvement. If any research and development, or business analysis is required, then the Silver Client Service (SCS) is for you.
Monthly cost: USD $4,500.00
Time limit: 15 hours per month
Contract period: 12 months
Bronze/Silver service plus
01. Management interviews
02. Evaluation and assessment
03. Performance improvement
04. Business process improvement
05. Management training
The Gold Client Service (GCS) for Operational Excellence is intended for more detailed evaluation and assessment, that may require your Key Employees to have monthly meetings or interviews with Mr. Sundaram. These meetings and interviews can be conducted over the telephone, Skype, or by video conference if required. The consultant can also attend your business premises, an Appleton Greene office, or another mutually beneficial location, but please note that clients are responsible for the costs of any disbursements separately, including travel and accommodation. This service enables you to integrate the specific skills, knowledge and experience of your designated consultant into your Key Employee management team. The Gold Client Service (GCS) can also incorporate training workshops, business presentations and external meetings with customers, suppliers, associations, or any other business-related stakeholders.
Monthly cost: USD $6,000.00
Time limit: 20 hours per month
Contract period: 12 months
Bronze/Silver/Gold service plus
01. Project planning
02. Project development
03. Project implementation
04. Project management
05. Project review
The Platinum Client Service (PCS) for Operational Excellence is our flagship service and will be required if you need Mr. Sundaram to facilitate the planning, development, implementation, management, or review of a particular project relating to his specialist subject, which would obviously require more time and dedication. This service enables you to reserve up to 12.5% of the consultant’s working month and provides a more hands-on service as and when required. If you need more time than this, then this can always be arranged, subject of course to the consultant’s ongoing availability. The benefit of having an external consultant involved in projects is they provide an independent perspective and are not influenced by internal politics, day-to-day responsibilities, or personal career interest. They provide objectivity, specific knowledge, skills and experience and will be entirely focused upon the tasks at hand. The Platinum Client Service (PCS) will provide your organization with a valuable resource as and when you need it.