THE PATH TO SUCCESS
RAJESH (RAJ) APPAT
20 years delivering excellence to hi-tech manufacturing companies. Get in touch with me today for a free consultation.
MBA (Entrepreneurship and Operations), Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, MN
MS (Chemical Engineering), Clarkson University, NY
Executive, Finance and Management education from Harvard Business School and National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD)
Certified Six-sigma Master Black Belt
Certified in Lean enterprise, manufacturing (University of St. Thomas, MN)
1-year Leadership program (University of St. Thomas, MN)
WHAT CWR CONSULTING STANDS FOR?
CWR stands for Crawl-Walk-Run. We believe that people are an organization's biggest asset and organizations are well served when they follow a systematic and streamlined approach to tackling any problems they need to solve. The key differentiator is what/when/how to prioritize depending on the curve the firm falls under i.e. Start-up or Growth or Organizational transformation phase and applying tried and tested methodologies appropriate for each situation.
WHAT TO CONSIDER BEFORE HIRING CONSULTANTS?
As with most professionals, not all management consultants are created equal, so it’s important to do your homework before you sign on the dotted line. Listed below are few critical things you should consider:
Credentials (Education, Training, Knowledge base...)
Experience and Portfolio (Expertise, Operations, M&A, Scope of projects...)
Engagement level (Work style, Flexibility...)
3S: Supportability/Scalability/Sustainability (Technology, IT, Big data, Integration...)
What specific area you need help with (Operations, Finance, M&A Quality...)
Quality mindset (Lean, 5S, continuous improvement, kaizen...)
WHAT DIFFERENTIATES CWR FROM OTHER CONSULTING FIRMS?
We will partner 'with' you to make 'sustainable change' happen by sharing with you and coaching your leadership and management tested tools and methodologies that fit unique problems that you have.
This is achieved by a Plan-Do-Check-Act&Adjust (PDCA2) mindset. In the process, we will also enhance your 'emotional intelligence' and professional influence to help lead effectively.
In summary, develop leaders within, create 'SMART' goals and empower high-performing teams to drive change throughout. We will share our expertise to help you drive sustainable change.