mplValueDriver
Are you a CEO, MD, Director, Business Leader? How do you
want to be remembered; average, good or great?
MPL ValueDriver is a philosophy. Our experience over 30 years
of working with businesses is that sustainable profitability is
difficult to achieve. A minority manage to attain the fabled status
as a long-term performer and many fall away from the high
standards they temporarily reach...
Form is temporary; class is permanent

As you would expect, our experts at MPL would not rest until they had understood the
root causes behind businesses failing to achieve their true potential. You may be happy
with your current form but the evidence is overwhelming that the majority of businesses
lose money over the long term. Many CEO's and MD's worry that a run of good form
can lead to complacency and then mediocrity.

So, how do you sustain greatness in your business? MPL's ValueDriver system can help.

The ValueDriver system consists of 4 products:

ProblemResolver

We can help you solve some of the toughest problems on your
journey to being the best you can be.

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FlowDriver

This programme is a 'next generation' LeanDriver that manages
a business rather than an operational area.

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ProfitDriver

A development tool which examines factory gate price points back to
raw materials and measures customer and product profitability.

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ProfitRescuer

ProfitRescuer enables a team to understand the connections or
disconnections which impact on margin.

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How does ValueDriver work?

The MPL Value Driver system is designed to move your business from temporary good
form to a business team with permanent class.

It begins with a review of the activities going on in your business that really do add
value or improve efficiency. This wasted energy occurs where teams don't link goals,
functional behaviours take hold, time is lost or activities become internally focused,
obscuring the line of sight to your customer ValueDriver gives your managers the
capability to deliver customer needs more simply, more effectively, more profitably
and in a different ways to your competitors.

Lean is only part of the MPL story
How agile is your business?

Efficiency is important in any business (usually expressed as cost and waste reduction),
however this focus should not overshadow the need for effectiveness. We can help you
to understand the issues that can cause your margin to erode and put in place
actions for margin recovery and profitable business growth.

It is about honesty, intelligence, preparation, keeping things simple and 'flow'.
Understanding how this works enables your teams to be agile, alert, adaptable
and able to respond to changing customer needs, profitably; today, tomorrow
and next year. As with our highly regarded LeanDriver system the principles
involve a measurement system, a toolkit, training and a clear, effective process.

ValueDriver recognises the art of management and underpins this with rigour and
science. By exposing your key personnel to facts, data and direct contact with
customers in the right ways can develop your business to become radically
better, more effective, more efficient, more enjoyable and more satisfying.

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mplProblemResolver
MPL have developed significant expertise in understanding
the issues customers experience on their path to developing
common purpose and sustainable profitability.

ProblemResolver is based on 28+ years experience of MPL's top experts. We are confident
we can help you achieve more.

All MPL ValueDriver initiatives begin with a systematic appraisal of what issues are creating
the 'problem' or 'hot issue'. The problem will be multi-faceted. It may be a steady erosion of
margins, variability of quality in production, declining levels of service, functional silos,
transient labour, loss of key personnel etc. Any of a thousand reasons which account for
variable performance which limits a business's ability to achieve sustainable profitability.

MPL have the knowledge, experience and expertise to help. We have helped businesses and
healthcare facilities large and small solve some of the toughest problems on their journey to
be the best they can be. What is unique about the MPL approach is we are able to tailor
solutions and programmes which are delivered by your people with our help.

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mplFlowDriver
FlowDriver measures a co-ordinated cross-functional
management response to customer preference.
This programme is a 'next generation' LeanDriver that
manages a business rather than an operational area.

It sets the challenge to a business to continuously improve cost, quality, delivery and
areas critical to adding customer value and co-ordinating activities 'end to end'.

It creates a 'cloud' based 'golden thread' that links your business to achieve more.
Data delivered in this way dissolves 'functional silos' which can inhibit value adding
initiatives. It uniquely unites front line managers with true common purpose and focus.

It enables your teams by providing measurable, quality information communicated
end to end through your business. It provides skills and tools to your managers.

FlowDriver uses 'cloud' hosted technology to organise
relevant data from your business and simplifies it for
daily use in operations performance improvement.

It links all areas of a business from sales, operations and planning through
to the customer all measured via a common dashboard of success.

FlowDriver uses tried and tested methods honed
over 25 years with MPL LeanDriver technology such
as short interval control methods of improvement
performance in process management.

Like its famous cousin LeanDriver it works with people at every level to
focus on the measurement and improvement of the added value created
and sustained successful operational management.

The FlowDriver process starts with assessing client
needs and objectives together with current situation
analysis to establish current performance and the
key value streams in the supply chain.

We believe the management of multi SKU value streams in supply chains is
the task of a multi skilled operations management team now organised and
upskilled to deliver predictable speeds of flow as required by the market.

The ValueDriver system and FlowDriver develops a capability in operations
management throughout your end to end supply chain which mirrors the use
of short interval control procedures for first line managers in LeanDriver.
FlowDriver provides the potential to operate across more areas of your
business and at a faster speed.

We see FlowDriver as a sequence of steps with each step achieving i.r.o.
£100k savings. The results are measurable in terms of continuous improvement
capability end to end, more accurate customer contact and intelligence which
all contribute to a measurable MPL ROI.

We anticipate substantial performance improvements from the process in
terms of reliability, time to market, on time on line new products, but the real
win lies in the use of financial cost and value-added indicators of overall
supply chain performance.

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mplProfitDriver
A focusing tool for management teams to hit plan

ProfitDriver is a development tool which examines factory gate price points
back to raw materials and measures customer and product profitability.

What ProfitDriver can do for you
Analyse customer and competitors through
detailed analysis and monitoring
Enable a business to proactively assess optimal
pricing strategies with PricepointDriver
Monitor and assess ways to increase
customer value
Develop price as a competitive weapon
Increase the effectiveness of sales and marketing
Assess the risks within the current annual sales
and margin plan and the probability of reaching it
Create rapid, actionable steps to underpin
plan achievement
ProfitDriver systematically ensures:
The business is pursuing the right opportunities as
effectively as possible
Poor decisions are more likely to be identified
and screened out
All critical areas of customer value judgement are tightly controlled*
Your competitors are put under pressure in areas of vulnerability
*e.g. pricing, sales and marketing activities
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mplProfitRescuer
Margin erosion is a common problem in businesses.
So what is causing it?

What can you do to understand why it is happening and what connections are
creating this within your business?

ProfitRescuer enables a team to understand the connections or disconnections
which impact on margin.

What ProfitRescuer can do for you
Aligns financial, commercial, logistics, production
and procurement functions and an 'outside in' focus
Creates high speed customer driven impetus
in the supply chain
Develops a cross-functional operations management
system focused on P&L (not function)
Focuses teams on equivalent KPI's to connect
individual functions in the supply chain
Utilises the power of SKU driven value streams and
net value operations management
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