A Powerful Collection of Services
Achieve maximum possible benefit by working with a firm that has expertise in several distinct, yet often inter-related areas of your business.
With an intimate knowledge of the upstream oil business and lean manufacturing, de Wardt and Company is able to focus on those areas of your business that will reduce costs and increase profits.
Business Improvement Consulting
Achieve superior growth through strategic planning services, with world class guidance in scenario development, business modeling, and competitor analysis - all of which lead to the implementation of strategy initiatives.
Increase productivity and improve quality and safety through lean manufacturing techniques. de Wardt and Company has developed a suite of tools that can be applied to transform manufacturing facilities into World Class performers.
Reduce costs, improve schedules and functionality through developing custom fit Value Delivery Systems for your business including Project Management, Operations Management and organizational development.
Proven Proprietary Programs
Choose from Programs that deliver proprietary information and techniques, ongoing business performance coaching or client focused training courses, we can support your transition and ongoing operations.
de Wardt and Company can facilitate performance improvement workshops, or programs are available to teach you how to plan and run these workshops yourself.
Whether for Strategy Development, Lean Manufacturing or Project Delivery, our analysis & diagnostic services are designed to identify areas that may need improvement in the performance of your organization. Get a complimentary custom diagnostic report by taking one of the Free online diagnostic tests.
John de Wardt provided us with a straight forward, hard driving, no nonsense approach to strategic planning that is still helping us define and achieve new business goals.
His insight into the oil and gas industry is invaluable, and his knowledge of best practice in manufacturing has added measurable value to several of our investments.
John’s emphasis on rigorous planning has resulted in tangible and measurable results in the area of drilling and completing wells. A true step-change.
His recent corporate strategy development work resulted in a set of strategic initiatives that are already beginning to deliver value only a few months into their implementation.
...substantial improvement in product delivery and resultant reductions of inventory. The catalyst for these new processes was the Strategic Planning workshop lead by John de Wardt.
We have seen significant improvements in results and have adopted the principles in our planning and operations efforts.
Smith dominates a new service
Smith Bits hired John de Wardt to undertake a scenario planning session for their newly created Advanced Engineering Service. This process created a new understanding of how Smith could differentiate themselves through delivering more value to the customer. Implementation of this strategy yielded a massive growth in this new service and domination in many markets. Furthermore, Smith followed advice from John on the implementation of Lean Manufacturing techniques to further improve the profit margins of a commodity business. Smith have continued to call on John's services for insight into the future trends in the oil industry and how they can impact the products and services.
Significant growth through strategy development.
THE INDUSTRIAL COMPANY (one of the top Industrial Construction Contractors in the US - see links under "Clients") hired DE WARDT AND COMPANY to apply their scenario based strategy development program to their construction business. TIC's initial 20 years of growth had reached a plateau and they were keen to find ways to achieve their next phase of growth. The strategy development program identified six key initiatives which were pursued according to the implementation plans developed by TIC's teams and guided by John de Wardt. Each of these initiatives have achieved significant changes to their respective areas in the organization. TIC revenues doubled during the 2 years after the strategy session (from circa $500 million to over $ 1 billion) and continue an upward trend in spite of the competitive climate for both projects and resources. These initiatives crossed the breadth of the company including training, human resources, information technology, marketing, organization and international operations. TIC has placed in the top 10 contractors, in nine categories, as ranked by Engineering News Record.