Aggregates, Cement, Paper, Mining, Forest Products
Similar to the Metals and Mining industries, the Materials industry spans a diverse range of sub-segments, including paper, packaging, and building products among others. In North America, some of these industry segments are growing (tissue, flex packaging, etc.) while other are declining (coated paper). However, all are seeing varying degrees of cyclicality driven mostly by economic volatility (construction materials). And it’s well known that the developing world continues to expand capacity, offering growth opportunities to those willing to invest.
In addition to these volatilities, Forest Products, Paper, and Packaging companies face the never-ending challenges of demand/supply balancing, cost control, sustainability, and credit/currency risk management. The combined effect is a consolidation of declining segments to create more profitable capacity-disciplined companies, while the more profitable segments seek vertical integration opportunities and market expansion.
We also help mining and building materials companies deliver proven supply chain operating practices, transformation strategies and enterprise integration to improve their operating performance and enable their full growth potential. Leveraging our proven industry operating playbooks and tools know-how, we are able to deliver successful solutions that can be sustained for years to come.
Venetia Partners has experience across many of the Metals industry sub-segments, delivering capabilities that have led to real outcomes. In particular, we have deployed integrated business execution processes via proven operating “playbooks” in supply chain management, procurement, and sales force effectiveness, as well as Integrated Business Planning (IBP). Venetia Partners has also driven cash-to-cash cycle improvements and cost take-outs via its Rapid Performance Improvement offering.