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ALM Intelligence Identifies Best Production Operations Consultants

2018 Vanguard Buyer Ratings Guide Rates Global Providers and Specialists

New York, NY – June 20, 2018 – ALM Intelligence – Consulting division, previously known as Kennedy Consulting, has released its 2018 ratings of Production Operations consulting providers. Ten firms were identified as leaders in the consulting industry: Bain & Company, The Boston Consulting Group, Camelot Management Consultants, Capgemini, EFESO, EY, McKinsey & Company, Performance Solutions by Milliken, Porsche Consulting and PwC.

“While conventional means for achieving operational excellence, such as lean and six-sigma production methods, are mature and well understood, the integration of Industry 4.0 technologies accelerates implementation and unleashes a new wave of opportunities to reduce cost, complexity, and waste,” said Naima Hoque Essing, Senior Research Analyst at ALM Intelligence. “This new version of lean, often referred to as digital lean or Lean 4.0, is generating renewed interest by companies in production operations consulting services as they explore new methods and tools to improve efficiency and create customer value.”

Providers that attained challenger status include: A.T. Kearney, AlixPartners, Argon Consulting, Deloitte, Newton Europe, PA Consulting, Roland Berger, T.A. Cook and TBM Consulting. Other firms that were rated include: Accenture, BearingPoint, Competitive Capabilities International, DuPont Sustainable Solutions, HAGEN & Company, The Highland Group, Hitachi Consulting, IBM, Kepner-Tregoe, KPMG, L.E.K. Consulting, Oliver Wyman, and Sinclair Group.

ALM’s Vanguard research series assesses firms in terms of their relative ability to create impact for their clients. In addition to its overall rating assessments of consulting providers’ depth and breadth of capabilities and best-in-class provider designations, this series includes detailed capability evaluations for each covered provider as well as a qualitative analysis of their consulting organization, approach, and service delivery model.

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