Oliver Wyman’s Lean Six Sigma Enterprise Transformation services have enabled clients to significantly improve their operating performance and capacity, service levels, quality, and organizational capabilities through the strategic application of Lean Six Sigma principles and methodologies.
Operations & Technology
Strategic improvements to Operations and IT can make a huge impact on the return a firm earns on a particular business design. Oliver Wyman is able to bring market-leading IT organization design, IT economics management, Lean Six Sigma, and Sourcing expertise to clients across a broad range of industries. A detailed understanding of the business drivers of profit and business performance in industries like financial services, aviation, and high-tech allows us to apply specialized skills and methodologies to improve cost, quality and delivery.
Lean Six Sigma
Oliver Wyman’s Value Sourcing services enable clients to significantly improve their cost-position and cash flow. Through a proven, three-phase process - rapid diagnostic, performance enhancement, and capability development - we assist firms in moving toward high levels of procurement excellence.
- Reductions in "total cost of materials ownership" for international airline
- Integrating the procurement functions of two merging telecommunications companies
- In-depth assessment of sourcing practices for an international automotive manufacturer
- Rapid savings realization for a European entertainment group
- Unified procurement database analysis for a global computer manufacturer
- Cross-functional management of key commodities for a North American Utility
IT Organization Design
IT investment, applications, and infrastructure are bifurcating into driving “scale factors” and delivering “information analytics”. As a result, the role of the technology function is following suit. The management of technology operations is becoming a distinct utility separate from the management of information and analytics. At the same time new control requirements are being placed on IT organizations. This is leading to intense management challenges to improve command of data, business requirements, and third parties. Implementing this change is becoming critical for CIO’s and business leaders who want to improve the management of technology services.
IT Economics Measurement & Maximization
Financial service firms need to be able to measure the shareholder value gained from IT investments in order to make strategic decision with their IT portfolio. These investments need to managed with “mark-to-market” valuations and exit strategies. Applying a business lens on the role and impact of technology ensures IT investments are more explicitly aligned with the business.
Strategic Information Technology and Operations
Oliver Wyman's Strategic IT and Operations practice addresses challenges that confront senior business executives, COOs and CIOs. Through our unique combination of deep understanding of the microeconomics of financial services companies and intimate knowledge of IT and Operations, we help clients translate business strategy into action, optimize the operational support for their business and improve performance.More