The strategic and tactical support we provide helps improve productivity, expand efficiencies, and enhance overall organizational success.
DWH utilizes a methodical and thorough assessment process to thoroughly analyze a business in order to understand the underlying issues, identify and evaluate alternative solutions, and ultimately make recommendations that will affect the best result. We then provide assistance in the implementation of those recommendations.
We adhere to an approach that includes cooperative interaction with all stakeholders in order to demonstrate how our recommendations align with their needs and expectations given the circumstances, and thereby minimize conflicts that erode enterprise value.
The strength of DWH is in the expertise of its staff and the effectiveness of the assessment, modeling, and forecasting methodologies they employ. The combination of business experience and financial skill enables DWH advisors to accurately assess each client’s situation and then recommend and implement strategies that deliver more effective, timely, and productive solutions. In addition, DWH’s distinctive philosophy of maximizing value for all stakeholders leads to outcomes that benefit not only business owners but employees, vendors, lenders, and entire communities.
Define Client Objective
The first step in our process is to work with the client to understand their perceived business gaps and magnitudes, and use those concerns to define their objective.
Analyze Strengths & Weaknesses
The next step is to assess an organization’s current situation. This involves the identification of critical internal (controllable) and external (uncontrollable) business components, and then an evaluation of the client’s strengths and weaknesses relative to those components. With this analysis, we are able to determine the magnitude of the gaps between a company and best business practices.
Develop / Analyze Solutions
During this step, DWH develops a plan to close gaps. We assist our clients as they shape a vision for their future, which includes values and strategies that capitalize on the company’s strengths and eliminate its weaknesses. This step also includes crafting recommendations to execute, while ensuring stakeholders are all in alignment and agreement with the vision and strategy.
Select Solutions / Identify Steps
Using the determined recommendations as guidance, DWH then assists in the development of tactical plans to achieve the selected solutions. Tactical plans include detailed action steps, organization structures, management roles and responsibilities, and forecasts and budgets for each of the key functions of business.
Once the tactical plan and steps are determined, a client moves into the implementation phase where they manage, monitor, and measure the progress of the plan. DWH professionals are able to help an organization’s leadership deploy resources in the most effective manner, and can also provide input into adjustments that may need to be made along the way. DWH can also serve in an interim management role, serving alongside the company’s management team.
Governance & Oversight
Once strategic and tactical plans have been implemented, DWH can help leadership and management with the ongoing oversight of the implementation. With our knowledge of the unique attributes of a business, our staff can remain fully engaged or move into an as-needed advisory role as business realities change and evolve. Our level of involvement may change over time, but we are always available to provide expertise at the client’s request.
“After performing their full business/best practices assessment, we recognized the value DWH brought to all areas of our business. DWH continues to provide ‘as requested’ services, and were also asked to hold a seat on our Advisory Board, delivering valuable business insight.”
Andy Dennen, Chairman & CEO | Dennen Steel Corp.
“With the support of DWH, we have ensured our company's sustainability while maximizing the value of our organization. Their processes, protocols and experienced staff helped us create a strategic direction for our future that aligns the leadership team, ownership and management.”
Paul Hendricks, President ǀ Creston Industrial Sales
“We have engaged DWH to work with our dealers/suppliers on strategic & tactical business issues, and certain ownership transitions. DWH’s expertise enabled our dealers/suppliers to achieve financial & operational improvements. We will continue to look for opportunities to engage DWH."
Steve Waugh, Director, Global Treasury Services ǀ Steelcase
"We appreciate the long-standing relationship we have with DWH.
As we’ve navigated through challenging family business dynamics we have used many of their services, and today as a successful company we continue to work with them in an oversight role."
Ken Genzink, Owner | Genzink Steel
“For over 5 years, DWH has been a part of our team, providing financial support and enhancing our financial systems and controls. Their expertise and financial tools have been integral as we make decisions and communicate with our key stakeholders.”
Kellie Haines, President | Axios, Inc.
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