The Québec Manufacturing Fund is about much more than financing. Our seasoned team of management professionals partners with you to provide services critical to your growth.
Your Strategic Planning
Strategic planning is vital in establishing short- and long-term goals and creating a roadmap for achieving them. At QMF, we have the know-how and experience required to support you in this process. Together, we will help you define your marketing, operational and financial objectives and a step-by-step action plan to propel you forward.
Your Management Team
The professionals at QMF have many years of experience under their belts and finely tuned team management skills that you can harness to ensure your executives have the tools they need to lead the company to the next level of success.
Out New Markets
Your business’s long-term prosperity is ultimately contingent on your ability to grow your sales, either organically or through M&As. At QMF, our advisors can help you expand your customer base or reach out to new geographic or vertical markets.
Your Competitive Advantage
Never underestimate the importance of a strong competitive edge as a factor in securing your long-term success. What sets you apart from your rivals is crucial in driving sales and achieving customer retention. Our accomplished team can help you make the most of your competitive advantage.
Constant innovation is a must to keep up with ever-fiercer global competition. In Québec, this means taking full advantage of the R&D tax credits at your disposal. Let us put our experience to work for you to assist you in your product development, with a focus on customer-centric approaches, multidisciplinary teams, project management and product portfolio management.
Your Product Positioning
Effective product positioning is a key ingredient for success. With our background in B2C and B2B marketing, we can guide you in finding the niche that will enhance your competitiveness. We will help you establish your pricing strategy and showcase your added value.
As a manufacturing company, your people are your most important asset. Our management experience can be particularly useful to you as you put the building blocks in place for creating a strong, motivated workforce. Working closely with your human resources department and management teams, we will help you with your communication plan to enhance your employees’ commitment to your growth and success.
Out Plans to Drive National and International Sales
The QMF team will help you achieve steady sales growth with a three-pronged plan to:
- Cement the loyalty of your existing customers
- Increase purchase volume and frequency
- Source new customers
Unfortunately, too many M&As do not yield the desired outcomes. The anticipated synergies simply do not materialize because of conflicting corporate cultures, lack of employee engagement and other undermining factors. But with the QMF team behind you to ease the transition, you can avoid common pitfalls and put the odds in your favour.
Human Resources (Unionized/Non-Unionized)
Your workforce has a direct influence on manufacturing output, quality and productivity. Our experience with unionized and non-unionized teams will empower you to maximize growth, minimize conflict and motivate your employees.
Production and Operations (Lean Manufacturing)
Lean manufacturing is a term that is being bandied about a great deal these days. For us, what it really boils down to is eliminating waste at every level of the organization. Our team has been involved in multiple Lean projects over the years, not only on the plant floor but throughout the company. If you think you are ready to go Lean, it is important to start by mapping out the business processes (Value Stream Mapping) and drawing up a plan in line with a solid set of strategic objectives.
and Streamline Business Processes and KPIs
KPIs (key performance indicators) are the main component of your business dashboard, which helps your company stay on track toward your established goals. Dashboards are as critical to your company as they are to an airplane pilot or a group of teens playing their favourite videogame: without them, we would all be flying blind. Use your KPIs to monitor your monthly progress toward your short-, medium- and long-term objectives. QMF’s managers are well versed in the use and optimization of KPIs and are happy to share this knowledge with you to ensure you have a powerful performance tracking tool at your fingertips.
Crisis Management and Restructure Operations
No manager wants to end up in a crisis situation, but chances are one will emerge at some point in a company’s life cycle. You can turn to our knowledgeable team for the wisdom and wherewithal to weather the storm. We are there to help you find solutions and bring them to fruition.
Business Succession and Transfer of Ownership
Our team members possess a high level of experience and expertise in business succession and transfer. Perhaps you are planning on handing the reins over to a family member or your executive team. In either case, we can help you select the appropriate financial solution to optimize the transaction for everyone involved. You can rely on us to guide and support the new owners and ensure a smooth change of hands in order to foster the company’s ongoing growth.