CYLAD is the first-choice independent consulting company for technology intense industries. CYLAD is specialized in supporting technology-intense companies. Our clients range from major international industrial enterprises to small and mid-cap companies. We support our clients in strategy, growth, transformation, and performance improvement. We provide highly experienced consulting teams that can be further enhanced with our senior experts, who are capable to fill gaps among executive roles in your company.
with extensive management experience
with clients who engage us on a regular basis
Increasing interest rates, weak economic development, expensive energy, or skills shortage are only a few of the problems that affect European companies in 2023. Consequently, many companies are meanwhile conducting an end-to-end revision of their individual business models. A reposition or even full turnaround of the company’s strategy may not only be an option but might be an indispensable prerequisite for continuation of robust business activities.
We have successfully delivered a broad variety of corporate strategy projects over the past 15 years. We understand that a strategy project must pay off on the profit dynamics of your business. Any new strategy must unleash efficiencies or increase the top line, respectively.
Some selective examples are:
STRATEGY CHECK UP
– OEM for launcher and satellite manufacturing –
Unclear market positioning in US and Europe, uncertainty about disruptive changes to the market, no transparency on growth strategic options.
Market potentials and trends assessed (US, Europe, worldwide), growth options identified and qualified (“where to play?”, “how to win?”) incl. probability to win according to current capabilities, strengths and success factors
Investment according to proposed strategy
– Integrated hardware / software producer –
An integrated hardware / software company requires a strategy assessment to assure profitable growth despite stagnating market environment.
Geographic regions and underlying countries assessed for future growth potential, recalibration of business footprint (esp. sales force) from mature to growth regions
CAGR between 4.5% and 5.7% for the following 5 years
– Customer support activities / aerospace sector –
An aerospace company needs to launch an innovation strategy in service support activities to explore radical innovation ideas through a mix of structured process and disruptive approach.
Different opportunities identified, trends in market and technology analyzed, business value evaluated and benchmarked (vs. external 3rd parties)
10 innovation opportunities identified
5 initiatives launched, 8-11% service revenue increase
– SAAS / Software business unit of a hardware company –
Digitalization strategy of a hardware producing company not specified, business model readiness and financial health of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Cloud strategy unclear.
SaaS as-is readiness assessed along 7 core dimensions, future scenarios per product developed, business cases calculated, “stop financial bleeding” strategy derived
90% reduced infrastructure costs, 70% reduced cloud costs
BU SW gross profit of -$5m turned into +$9m over 3 years
– Global Med tech company –
Substantial performance and productivity issues in global medical repair service network leading to lack of competitiveness and low customer satisfaction as a consequence.
Lead time and cost optimal process identified, capacities sized and organization restructured, new operating model for repair service developed and implemented
Up to 50% reduction of repair lead time
+5% repair workshop productivity
Our consultants are true agents for your interests and trusted extensions of your reach and impact.
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- Our challenge -
Make our customers confident, adapted,
and armed to succeed