Consultancy

 

Introduction

Consulting assignments whatever their nature, invariably begin with a problem. The consultant’s client realizes that there is a need, that they lack the specific skills or staff to address in house. That is where the consultant’s job begins, and is an indication of what their contribution should be – skills, experience and knowledge. The consultant’s contribution therefore, can be defined as filling specific skills needs within an organization. Often, while the basic problem has been identified within the organization, the consultant, in conjunction with the client, will expand on this idea to develop a process with which to address the problem, and formulate a solution.

 

As the need for professional and specialized advice grows, organisations are turning to the same managerial principles that have helped the private sector for years.  Consequently, they hire the services of management consultants for a number of reasons, including gaining external and presumably objective advice and access to the consultants' specialized expertise.

The use use of conultant services become necessary and can be highly bneficial to an organisation under a number of scenarios, such as where:

  • The company needs an objective and informed opinion only an outsider can offer., possibly also free of influences from internal politics.
  • The company lacks sufficient expertise to achieve the desired goals or objectives.
  • There is insufficient time to complete the task with existing internal resources.
  • The company seeks to reduce the risk involved in dealing with issues that could be highly stressful or have adverse outcomes. In simpler terms, to "cover their butts".

Because of their exposure to and relationships with numerous organizations, consulting firms are also said to be aware of industry "best practices". Generally  they bring their own, proprietary methodologies or frameworks to guide the identification of problems, and to serve as the basis for recommendations for more effective or efficient ways of performing business tasks.

 

 

 

Why choose CMD advisory and consultancy services?

·         We are a public agency – providing comprehensive, cost effective, real-world, everyday consulting solutions for public and private sectors

·         Our experience means we can get right down to business; you don't have to take us through a learning curve

·   CMD teamwork approach maximizes results

o    From the top, CMD can show you ways to identify managerial competencies, develop strategic workforce plans

o    At the staffing level, CMD can help design and implement the most effective search and hiring plans, provide cost-efficient work processes and designs. And also partner with your human capital development.

Our advisory and management consultancy services are in the following areas:

  • Management, operational, quality, environmental and energy audits.
  • Valuation of shares and business and advice regarding amalgamation, mergers and acquisitions etc.
  • Business policy, corporate planning, organisation development, growth and diversification.
  • Organisation structure and behaviour, development of human resources including design and conduct of training programmes, work study, time study, job-description, job evaluation and evaluation o work loads. 
  • Systems analysis and design and computer related services including selection of hardware and development of software in all areas of services which can otherwise be rendered by a cost accountant in practice and also to carry out any other professional services relating to EDP, e-filing etc.
  • Market research and demand studies.
  • Price- fixation and other management decision making.
  • Management accounting systems including TCM, TQM, BPR, cost control and value analysis.
  • Control methods and management information and reporting.
  • Personnel recruitment and selection.
  • Setting up executive incentive plans, wage incentive plans etc.
  • Financial management planning and financial policy determination.
  • Cost management planning and costing policy determination.
  • Capital structure planning and advice regarding raising finance.
  • Working capital management.
  • Preparing project reports and feasibility studies.
  • Preparing cash budget, cash flow statements, profitability statements, statements of sources and application of funds.
  • Budgeting including capital budgets and revenue budgets.
  • Inventory management, material handling and storage.

 

 

The Engagement Process

Clients often ask for proposals at very short notice, or you may hear about a tender that requires a short proposal but not have much time to prepare.

 
 

Consulting for Client Results

 
 

 

 

We believe management consulting is not outsourcing of management responsibilities; it is the partnership process to enhance the client’s capability and achieve specific results.

 

It saves time to have a standard proposal template that includes any standard material you always want to include, to make the proposal look professional. Suffice however, to say that consultants are always expected to strictly abide by the client’s format when responding to any expression of interest. Where no format is given by the client, this suggested format proved very useful i.e Technical proposal and financial proposal.

Our Corporate Strategy

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 


  • Our approach is systematic and easy to follow, which helps to develop management competencies
  • Engage top and middle management teams to create high quality plan with ownership and commitment
  • Responsive to business changes: progressive review and strategy refinement mechanism embedded

 

Service & Productivity Improvement

 

·         Create quick and high impact results

·         Proven Methodologies

·         Instill the improvement mindset and develop staff’s skill-set

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

                             CRACK

                           Performance Breakthrough

 

 
  Oval: Keep Going
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Becoming a Consultant

 

We provide training and capacity improvement courses for consultants. The courses provide:

·         mindset change is as important as knowledge acquisition in training and development

·         we apply leading edge techniques including Action learning to maximize the impact of our programmes

·         we select appropriate models that work

·         our consultants will share first person project experiences in how to apply management knowledge and skills in real life situations