Design and execute major change programs
Transformation and turnaround
Ensuring successful business transformation through analytically planning, executing and guiding large scale change efforts.
Recent transformation work
Accelerating digitization, increasingly global competition, poor market situation and rigid structures created challenges for a Northern European media company. An outdated and shrinking asset portfolio, siloed organization and stiff corporate culture caused further concern. A transformation was needed to compete with more agile challengers.
Working with top management, Reddal took on PMO responsibility for a multi-year transformation program, engaging in anlysis, planning and execution of strategic change initiatives. Implementation was supported by rigorous follow-up, top management transparency and proactive corrective actions when projects struggled.
The company underwent significant restructuring and started gradually transforming its product offering and assets into the new digital space. Significant cost savings of 70MEUR over a three year period were achieved, while also switching to more integrated operating model. Topline actions resulted in growing share of digital markets.
A Europe based technology company had acquired a technology start-up with poor profitability but promising growth opportunities. Financial performance deteriorated after the acquisition. Costs were five times the revenue. The company needed a financial transformation program, and in addition substantial post-merger integration with parent was needed.
The management and Reddal jointly defined and implemented a transformation program consisting of six cross-functional workstreams with global teams. Clear objectives, milestones and action plans were defined and followed-up transparently. Detailed financial analyses and a strategy review were completed, while simultaneously handling urgent fire-fighting.
The situation at the subsidiary was stabilized in six months. During the next three years the company was able to grow its revenue significantly. A key success factor of the effort was using empowered cross-functional teams which included employees from both the parent company and new subsidiary. Taking a global perspective, the teams were able to find a solid path for future growth.
A major industrial component manufacturer's expansion strategy to create a European production footprint failed when the global market collapsed. Declining revenue, high overhead and high interest burden pushed the company into financial distress. Urgent actions were needed at multiple sites that were spread out across Europe.
Together with the top management, Reddal revised production strategy by consolidating into low cost locations and re-allocation products to units with best fit. Efficiency improvements through focused investments and shop floor productivity efforts were implemented. In addition a key account management program to capture untapped potential from current customers was realized.
The company realized cost savings of over 20MEUR and stabilized revenue development in an eroding market. The debt portfolio was successfully restructured, reducing interest burden considerably. The turnaround effort still continues with the aim to reduce excess capacity and divest non-core businesses. The initial stage provided much needed confidence in continued success.
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Client Director with over 20 years of experience in corporate strategy, PE, new business building and transformations. Currently focusing on private equity related projects in Europe and Asia.
Kun Cao Helsinki
Senior Manager with solid experience in corporate and business unit strategy, market entry, new business development, and digitization. Currently leading various strategy efforts in energy, telecom, and IT sectors.
Adam Horvath Helsinki
Business Developer with experience in corporate strategy, transformation, program management and operating model development. Currently supporting program management in a group level product harmonization transition for a global industrial manufacturer.
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