Management Consulting

Creating Meaningful Change. Powerful Results.

 
Management Consulting
Creating Meaningful Change. Powerful Results.

Burkhardt & Company is a management consulting firm advising companies on their business and technology decisions. Our management consultants work with businesses to identify existing issues, expertly analyze them, and provide a strategy to improve performance. Having an experienced independent third party evaluate issues and present unbiased recommendations can bring substantial insights for any business. Let us help you create a more successful business ecosystem.

 

Strategy Consulting

Whether your business is already running smoothly or needs complete reorganization, strategy consulting will provide invaluable wisdom. Burkhardt & Company management consultants can evaluate your current business, identify issues and areas of improvement, develop a strategy, and lay out a plan for implementation. Your business is a living growing entity and strategy consulting is the check-up it needs to stay healthy.

Why Would My Company Need Strategy Consulting?

Strategy consulting can benefit all businesses, whether you just want to improve upon existing success or are just trying to keep your head above water. If your company or organization has recently had a management change or company reorganization, it’s a great opportunity to bring in a consultant to safeguard the transition. Strategy consulting can also assist with human resources issues, such as high employee turnover and employee apathy or lack of efficacy. Having issues with your warehouses? Management consultants are ideal for issues with supply chain management and operations. Let our consultants fine tune your business processes so you can focus what matters.

 
The Burkhardt & Company Approach

At Burkhardt & Company we consider strategy consulting to be a collaborative effort between our experienced consultants and members of our client’s organization. While we believe it is crucial that our advice be independent and unbiased, the process works best when the client organization is involved and included.

1. Assessment & Research
In this phase, we sit down with leaders to get a understanding of the goals and values of the company. In this initial assessment phase, we make sure that all members of the leadership team are on the same page with management as to what they believe the vision and goals are in addition to any issues. Our consultants will then asses the current position of the company in various areas including: human resources, financial, supply chain and operations, product and service offerings, industry, marketing, competition, etc.). After the assessment of each of these categories, we will produce a detailed report for client review.
2. Strategy Development
In the crucial phase of strategy development, we will utilize the information gathered in the assessment and research phase to prepare a strategy for your company. Using a variety of tools, our consultants will work with your leadership team to formulate and address an improved strategic roadmap for the company, address inefficiencies, how to deal with external pressures (competition, market, industry), strategic alternatives, and additional industry specific issues.
3. Refinment & Planning
After working with your company’s leadership team, our consultants will refine and develop the strategy in much finer detail. We can also provide strategy roadmaps for various lengths of time. In this phase, the consultants will create in-depth strategies for each business function according to the parameters of the engagement. At the conclusion, the client will receive an exhaustive report with the recommendations.
4. Implementation
Having information is only half the battle. Once equipped with the knowledge of how to improve your business, it is only useful if you put your newly developed strategic plan into action. The implementation of the strategic plan includes: change management, project management, assignment of recommended initiatives, and that is just the beginning. Implementation can often be the most involved and exhaustive phase.
 

IT Consulting

Whether or not you consider your company to be a “tech” company, information technology has become a critical component of any operation. With ERP and CRM software becoming more popular, IT can automate even the most complex business processes. As the world becomes more IT driven, business need to adapt to stay competitive and relevant. However, many companies treat IT like an afterthought, without utilizing its full potential. Burkhardt & Company has extensive experience in both management and IT consulting, our consultants can develop an integrated IT strategy that will elevate your business.

 
 
Assessment of current IT environment including
  • IT Consulting

    Review of company goals and strategy for a better picture of what IT is necessary to bolster the business strategy

  • Infrastructure

    Networks, operating systems, databases, cloud platforms, hardware, data centers

  • Applications

    ERP, CRM, business analytics, etc.

  • Management

    Governance, security, & Operations

  • In-house vs. outsourced services

    Governance, security, & Operations

  • Staffing

    Evaluation of skills and abilities, staffing levels

  • Upgrade Roadmap

    Provide analysis for what systems need upgrading or replacing, a better utilization of the IT budget, and a future IT roadmap

  • Business Efficiency

    Presentation of an IT strategy where business processes and technology are in perfect alignment to achieve stated goals

  • User surveys and interviews

 

Implementation Services

Burkhardt & Company does more than make recommendations, if you would like our consultants to turn our recommendations into action we can assist with implementation via business process improvement, operations strategy implementation, project management, and change management.

Successfully managing and implementing new strategic initiatives can be daunting for both leaders and employees. New projects, systems, and technology can be overwhelming and end up being detrimental if not handled properly. Without experience in project or new systems implementation, projects can take too long and be over budget. Burkhardt & Company consultants have extensive experience with complex project management and can assure that projects and changes occur on time, within budget, and with full realization of promised benefits.

Implementation Services

Burkhardt & Company does more than make recommendations, if you would like our consultants to turn our recommendations into action we can assist with implementation via business process improvement, operations strategy implementation, project management, and change management.

Successfully managing and implementing new strategic initiatives can be daunting for both leaders and employees. New projects, systems, and technology can be overwhelming and end up being detrimental if not handled properly. Without experience in project or new systems implementation, projects can take too long and be over budget. Burkhardt & Company consultants have extensive experience with complex project management and can assure that projects and changes occur on time, within budget, and with full realization of promised benefits.