Manufacturers in the 21st century are faced with industry challenges like never before.  From increasing global competition, consolidation of buying power and more volatile market demand, manufacturing companies often find it a struggle to hold on to their marginal share of the market.  Cornerstone Strategic Partners extensive operational capabilities and deep manufacturing industry knowledge can help manufacturers sharpen their strategic positioning, strengthen their competitive position, and restore profitability.

Our firms skilled manufacturing industry advisors can help manufacturing companies better manage input costs, capital investment ROI and optimization of plant, product and labor capacity requirements.  Cornerstone Strategic Partners performance improvement and restructuring heritage allows us to help manufacturing companies and investors across all stages of the corporate lifecycle, whether they have healthy, underperforming or distressed manufacturing operations.


We work with manufacturing companies the way we do with all of our clients by working with them to deliver near term, tangible results, and in the long run sustainable growth.  We won’t just make recommendations to enhance profit margins, but we will work with our clients to provide the hands-on implementation resources to achieve the actual real results.   Our firm’s comprehensive manufacturing industry advisory capabilities include:

Revenue and Margin Improvement

  • Acquisition identification and operational due diligence support
  • Channel management and sales effectiveness
  • Customer and product margin increase
  • Organic / in-organic growth strategies
  • Forecasting and demand management

Direct Cost Optimization

  • Global manufacturing strategies (on-shoring / off-shoring)
  • Make versus buy analysis
  • Shop floor operational efficiency improvement
  • Lean Six Sigma implementation
  • Labor cost management
  • Direct materials cost reduction
  • Production planning and S&OP process design
  • Sourcing and supplier management
  • Logistics and distribution network planning
  • Warehouse performance improvement

SG&A Overhead Rationalization

  • Organization design and span of control right-sizing
  • Shared services and outsourcing
  • Indirect spend management
  • HR, payroll, and benefits assessment
  • IT applications and infrastructure rightsizing
  • Finance and administrative efficiency
  • Tax optimization
  • Insurance and risk coverage sizing 

Working Capital Improvement

  • Inventory optimization (raw, WIP, finished goods)
  • AR/AP optimization
  • Cash forecasting and financial control management
  • PP&E utilization
  • Capital expenditure planning
  • Order-to-cash cycle time reduction