Welcome to Growing!

Growing Operations Advisors is a small innovative consulting house, specialized in sustainable and substantial performance improvement for small and medium enterprises in the industry and service business.

Our mission is to generate EBIT increase for our clients with lean leadership competence and optimal Capex management.

We are different than other consultants: 20+ years of experience in business management and top-tier operations consulting, strong use of innovative digital assessment tools, a working style that suites top management down to the shop-floor.

Our base is Hamburg but we can be everywhere, you can talk to us in German, English and Italian.

Hot topics

We believe that there is an immense need for clarification of priorities and concrete moves in digital manufacturing. Everybody talks about it but few have set direction and speed. Technology suppliers see digital as a gold mine, while end-users are reluctant to follow: missing roadmap, unclear ROI, missing competences are just few of the barriers.

To support our clients, at Growing we are now partnering with experts in advanced robotics and field data acquisition. We offer a quick factory automation walk-through that leads in few weeks to a validated pay-back model and book of requirements for the prioritized applications.

Impressions from clients

Reducing delivery times of industrial ovens
"Mr. Gronchi with his strong experience and pragmatic approach has contributed to a very successful year for our industrial ovens business by helping one of our companies to improve the "order-to-delivery" process and therefore reducing the overall delivery lead time"

Andrea Lovato, CEO Tenova SpA

2018-10-17T18:34:26+00:00

Andrea Lovato, CEO Tenova SpA

Impressions from projects

We recently helped a medium-sized company operating in the food industry to evaluate opportunities to automate the packaging and warehousing area of their biggest facility. Due to the simplicity of the tasks currently done manually, it has been easy to demonstrate a very quick payback! Besides this, many of the tasks today require bending and lifting weights, therefore can be a thread for the health of the workers. It was a clear case for automation!

Nevertheless, besides all the excitement, one minute after the decision it was clear what are the implications of all this: work procedures must be standardized, technical and maintenance competence must increase, redundancies must be offered a fair treatment.

This could be your situation as well, don’t get excited too quick!

News

  • Growing Operations Advisors together with LeanIPD and OTC (top advisors in Capex management from US and South Africa) have joined as Project Value Engineers to create a strong competence network around the topic of Capex. We will be at your side to answer questions around how to make industrial investments more profitable and bring experiences from manufacturing industries, basic materials and healthcare infrastructure. We have launched e series of webinars to help you manage the challenges of large investments projects. Here to learn more.
  • Video of the first introductory webinar on Capex can be found on our YoutTube channel here.
  • Our field data collection and OEE tracking solution is ready to be plugged-on your equipment to analyse how far is it to optimal working conditions. We don’t need to access the PLC, nor even open the electrical cabinet or lay cables, it is a simple retrofit working on virtually every machine. Contact us!