Sampling of Plastic Industry EngagementsPlastic Materials + Strategic Planning + Market Study + Product Management + Venture Capital + Engineering
Strategic and Operations Review
Metal / Plastics Tank / Tanker Producer
TRU for the CEO worked with the President of a Division which was experiencing operational and management difficulties. Conducted a financial, marketing and operations strategic assessment. Set business objectives and detailed implementation tasks. Major changes in distribution and promotion strategies for the US were implemented. The Division was transformed, achieved profitability, and made profitable through recession.
Plastics Plant Feasibility
Plastics versus Paper Bag and Sack Plant
TRU studied the feasibility of building a paper bag & sack plant in, Canada. Assessed the market for paper bags and sacks, and the competing plastic alternative which was rapidly taking the market. Although the market was supplied from outside the region, we concluded that inward transportation costs, particularly of the plastic products, were not a barrier to market dominance and that a local paper plant was not viable.
Marketing Function Overhaul
Plastics Robot and Automation Equipment
TRU was retained by an automation equipment manufacturer re-organize the marketing of their plastic automation equipment, examine business health and costs, assist with financing, and prepare a five year plan. Introduced major change in distribution and product pricing, and overhauled sales automation methods.
Plastic Resin Price Scenario
Major Petrochemical Price Forecast
TRU reviewed prices for a major plastic raw material producer who was facing mounting customer objections to price increases. Reviewed resin price trends and and advised the company on a implementation of a new pricing strategy.
USA Plastic Materials & China Operations
Telecommunications Plastics Products - China
TRU analyzed telecom plastic application problems for an American plastics company that manufactured in China. Advised on plastic materials and product design to improve product performance. Assessed China operations and quality issues to improve output and upgrade for the USA market. Recommended product research and China development.
Plastic Resin Opportunities Ranking
Twelve Major Petrochemicals Review
TRU staff managed an assessment of international opportunities in twelve petrochemicals, including the demand, capacity and trading patterns for the products. Examined technology and production cost trends as well as the competitive advantage the client may be able to rely upon. The company subsequently entered into major petrochemical production.
Market Potential Maintenance Software
Process and Discrete Plastic Manufacturing
TRU assessed the applicability of an operations & machine troubleshooting management system for plastic manufacturing plants. The management system was designed to assist plant managers particularly when operations break down or are not meeting target outputs. Reviewed its potential use in and provided recommendations.
Plastic Business Turnaround
Plastic Mould Steel Manufacturing
TRU staff managed a techno-economic and business assessment of the custom forged steel company, which was facing serious financial and operational difficulties. Reviewed operations and technical status of the plant. Assessed US target plastic parts manufacturers, and competitive conditions, and positioned the company for the future. Recommended changes in strategy as well as operational and plant improvements. Company became very profitable with the changes.