In complex times, companies need fresh perspective

Wilson Perumal & Company was founded on the insight that companies are struggling with the level of complexity in today’s world and need to rethink traditional approaches to strategy and execution.

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We can help you transform your business

We bring a distinct point of view, deep experience, and unique methodologies to help you tackle complex, systemic issues. Whether you want to lower costs, accelerate growth, or reduce risk, we can help you seize previously untapped opportunities.

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PUBLICATIONS

WP&C Research for MIT Sloan —
The Unaddressed Gap in Cybersecurity: Human Resources

Without addressing this issue of human performance, a vicious technology-led cycle leads to increased cybersecurity incidents. Read WP&C's latest cybersecurity research published by MIT Sloan exploring the High-Reliability Cyber-Operation. 

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COVID-19 INSIGHTS

Three critical levers for navigating through the crisis

Right now, the business world is holding its breath. It’s not clear when we will shift from crisis to recovery, but we do know that businesses will be changed by this experience. We highlight three critical levers for navigating through this crisis: boost liquidity through operational levers, identify profit-generators, and take "no regrets" actions that will pay off now and post-crisis.

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Cost Reduction

Emerge stronger and leaner in the post-pandemic world

Most companies have implemented immediate cost reductions in response to the crisis. Many are now starting to adapt to a potentially protracted reduction in demand by looking deeper at structural and organizational costs. WP&C accelerates capturing cost reductions by leveraging 3 complementary lenses to identify next-level cost reduction opportunities.

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PROFIT GENERATION

Most companies do not know where they truly make money

For most companies, only 20-30% of products generate up to 300% of profit, with the remaining products actually destroying up to 200% of profit. At the core of both pandemic survival and recovery is having a true understanding of where your company generates profits—products, customers, markets, channels—to support strategic decision making.

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COVID-19 INSIGHTS

Six smart moves to boost liquidity

In the face of COVID-19, companies are moving fast to preserve cash and maximize the return on spending. For many companies, raw materials and finished goods inventories are the largest consumers of cash—working capital that can be locked up for weeks or months before it yields a return. It is key to look beyond the supply chain and also consider go-to-market approach and product offerings.

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CYBERSECURITY

Protect your company from COVID-19 cyberthreats targeting remote-work vulnerabilities

It is critical at this juncture to take two sets of actions—upgrade your security protocols for the new work-from-home dynamics and assess your organizational readiness to defend against cyberthreats along three lines of defense. Measuring your company’s alignment with the behaviors of High Reliability Cybersecurity Operations (HRCO) will allow you to identify vulnerabilities due to human performance and develop new lines of defense. 

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AWARDS

Wilson Perumal & Company ranked No. 1 small strategy consulting firm to work for

ALM’s Consulting Magazine has announced that WP&C is the No. 1 small strategy consulting firm on its annual Best Firms to Work For list. The firm is ranked No. 2 among small firms across all service lines. This marks WP&C’s third year earning a spot on the Top Firms to Work For list. Among small consulting firms across all service lines, WP&C ranked first in Work/Life Balance and Compensation & Benefits, ranked second in Firm Culture and Career Development, and ranked third in Client Engagement. Read more here.   

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Complexity TOOLS

WP&C launches the Global Markets Complexity Index, developed for The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal describes the Global Markets Complexity Index (GMCI) as ranking 83 economies on regulatory, operational, and market complexity and helping to "identify which countries have similar operating environments so investors—both corporate and financial—can make more-informed decisions on which countries they will be comfortable or capable of operating in.” CEOWorld Magazine and CFO Magazine featured articles exploring the GMCI's impact and Quartz's coverage framed the GMCI as a new tool to tackle complexity.

Download the report and interact with the tool here.   

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Growth in the Age of Complexity
New!

Growth in the Age of ComplexitySM

In our latest book, learn how to navigate the Sirens of Growth® and build true scale in today’s new era of competition.

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News

WP&C wins largest contract to date, continuing legacy of service to U.S. Army

Wilson Perumal & Company has been awarded a competitive contract from the U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC) and the Joint Munitions Command (JMC) for a year-long series of initiatives to help transform the Army’s Organic Industrial Base (OIB) and enhance its support of Army materiel readiness.

WP&C’s previous projects supporting Army Depots helped JMC achieved a 20% reduction in budgeted manpower requirements while maintaining the same throughput and reduced annual operating expenses by over $35 million across five production facilities. Read more here

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Case Study

European food company reignites growth, profitability through a focused portfolio

Learn how we reduced inventory by 20% and improved EBITDA by ~10% through portfolio rationalization for a privately-held European food manufacturer and distributor.

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Is your company ready for transformation?

“WP&C is helping us transform our business. Their insights are phenomenal!”
Dave Hoogmoed
Dave Hoogmoed, President Land O’Lakes Purina Feed
“Wilson Perumal & Company's approach treats complexity as the enemy. Declaring war is the most direct route to an efficient, profitable enterprise. We declared war on the complexity in our portfolio, resulting in streamlined customer offerings and a more nimble business.”
Ed Lonergan
Ed Lonergan, President and CEO Diversey, Inc.
“This was a quick and painless way to understand our true product profitability, and it challenges how we think about our business. I am extremely pleased with the results.”
Fernando Palacios
Fernando Palacios, EVP and Chief Integrated Supply Chain Officer MillerCoors LLC
“WP&C’s insights into our portfolio, cost structure and growth drivers have changed the way we think about our business. The brand management playbooks they developed for the business will be critical to how we make decisions going forward.”
Hilliard Lombard
Hilliard Lombard, Managing Director Valeo Foods Group Ltd.
“I have been more than pleased with what you have been able to accomplish in this time. Beyond my expectations...Spectacular!”
Peter Benton
Peter Benton, COO Worldwide Clinical Trials, Inc.
“Fantastic piece of work! You’ve really shed a lot of light on our business. Inmarsat will benefit enormously from your contribution and we will be using your structured thinking to guide us through the decision-making to come.”
Rupert Pearce
Rupert Pearce, CEO Inmarsat plc
“If you take all six times [past projects] where we looked at this, over the past ten years, and rolled them all up together, and multiplied by ten, it would still not be as good as this work.”
Bill McNabb
Bill McNabb, CEO Vanguard Group, Inc
“Army personnel credit the collaboration between Joint Munitions Command, CAAA's higher headquarters, and consulting firm Wilson Perumal & Company for identifying areas to improve the munitions distribution process.”
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