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REMOVING BARRIERS TO GROWTH WITH AUTOMATION & STAFFING STRATEGY

Growth Lanes - Technology | Human Capital

The Growth Opportunity:

SMI is a best-in-class contract manufacturer specializing exclusively in silicone molding and device assembly. They were consistently operating at full capacity and turning away new quote requests. SMI identified their top bottlenecks - manual assembly and the need for more automation - and we addressed the barriers to solving these bottlenecks - a partner and staffing strategy. Red Caffeine led the research, strategy, and execution to help them address this growth plateau.

The Highlights:

  • Performed a deep dive into their key challenges and provided targeted research on potential automation partners and tool shops that would streamline their processes
  • Identified options for operational challenges, including two solutions that are now in place
  • Conducted two candidate searches and developed job descriptions and employee branding collateral to support ongoing hiring

PLAN METHODOLOGY

GROWTH &
STRATEGY PLANNING

BUILDING A
TALENT SYSTEM

DRIVING
GROWTH

RESEARCH & TALENT 
SOURCING STRATEGY

TOOLS, TECHNOLOGY  
& PROCESSES

INCREASING ABILITY TO
SCALE TO ADDRESS SALES
OPPORTUNITIES

PLAN METHODOLOGY

GROWTH &
STRATEGY PLANNING

RESEARCH & TALENT 
SOURCING STRATEGY

BUILDING A
TALENT SYSTEM

RESEARCH & TALENT 
SOURCING STRATEGY

DRIVING
GROWTH

INCREASING ABILITY TO
SCALE TO ADDRESS SALES
OPPORTUNITIES

MEASURABLE OUTCOMES

BROKE THROUGH GROWTH PLATEAU WITH NEW RESOURCE PLAN & PRODUCTION AUTOMATION

MULTI-YEAR PARTNERSHIP DRIVES DEEP UNDERSTANDING AND MEANINGFUL RECOMMENDATIONS

“We appreciate that Red Caffeine is always looking at the big picture. They help us identify and focus on issues that might be a roadblock to our growth and provide strategic research and recommendations to address them.”

Kristi Wiechmann
Vice President

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