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Results. Achieved.

Schaffer partners with clients to deliver sustainable business results. While we are proud of all of the business results we have helped our clients deliver, we have chosen some to highlight below.

 

Transformation   On-Time Delivery
Process Simplification   Growth
Post-Merger Integration   Improved Liquidity
Leadership Development   Cost Savings
Performance Improvement   Speed to Market
Quality   Patient Satisfaction

Transformation

  • Private-equity owned global eye care company initiated over 20 large-scale productivity and growth initiatives yielding $150MM in cost and revenue enhancements in year 1. View case study
  • Global utility company experiencing 4 years of declining revenues and profitability launched a year-long transformation initiative that resulted in $60MM in cost and revenue enhancements in the first 75 days. View case study

Process Simplification

Global pharmaceutical company with operations in over 100 countries streamlined the annual budgeting process and removed 5 months of budgeting cycle time in the process of reducing overall planning and forecasting effort by 50%. View case study

Post-Merger Integration

Following a complex merger of two big players in their industry, joint teams engaged in a fifteen month effort to reduce costs and, through cross-selling, to generate incremental revenue which resulted in exceeding their profit improvement target of $325MM by more than twenty percent. View case study

Leadership Development

  • One of the largest European-based multinational electronics and electrical engineering company used its management education program to not only pay for itself but save the company more than $12MM in project-driven cost savings in the first year. View case study
  • Worked with 40 managers from around the globe to generate $10MM in profits in year 1 by integrating results producing projects into their existing leadership development program. View case study

Performance Improvement

  • Due to the prolonged recession, Syracuse City School District was faced with a $50MM budget shortfall. Schaffer developed a collaborative and transparent process to close the deficit and deliver a balanced budget to the school board within 60 days. View case study
  • Completed assessment and decision on complex $1 billion+ Group Purchase Organization in 14 weeks, instead of the 52 week norm. View case study

Quality

Global mining company, in jeopardy of losing a $500MM annual customer due to quality issues, reversed the trend - and their customer's dissatisfaction - by achieving record quality levels in several key metrics within 100 days. View case study

On-Time Delivery

100 year old processor of high-quality aluminum rolls found its growth potential limited by its inability to provide consistent on-time delivery to its customers. Within 60 days, they increased their productivity of the rolling mills by 20% and increased their on-time delivery from 80% to 100% in 90 days and sustained a 98%-99% on-time delivery rate over the last decade. View case study

Growth

  • B2B/B2C global manufacturer reinvigorated entrepreneurial culture after years of cost cutting with a portfolio of initiatives that realized $50MM incremental organic growth in the first year, $150MM in year 2. Rapid results framework is still used to align cross-divisional growth, cost, and quality efforts eight years later. View case study
  • Achieved $200MM in new sales in 2 years which required tremendous functional collaboration across the region while at the same time integrating a new acquisition. View case study

Improved Liquidity

A global insurance firm in jeopardy of having their shares downgraded due to liquidity issues, launched a global treasury initiative that successfully collected $1.3B at the corporate center in 6 months. View case study

Cost Savings

A large US public pension fund (over $219 billion in assets) launched a targeted performance improvement effort, achieving $99.6MM in annualized cost savings in the first 100 days. View case study

Speed To Market

Financial printer went from concept to $100,000 revenue in four months, developing and installing new low-cost business model, and resolving operational and pricing issues. Business grew to $1.2MM in first year and over $5MM in three years. View case study

Patient Satisfaction

Reduced call-bell response time by 50% and reduced the number of call bells by 50% in 100 days resulting in significant gains in patient satisfaction scores View case study