OptiSource Solutions LLC

At OptiSource Solutions LLC, we develop and implement customized solutions and strategies in the Procurement, Strategic Sourcing and Operations areas of your business.

Our Services focus on:

Organizational Development and
Management Consulting

Operations Improvement

Logistics and Warehousing

Interim Management & Staffing

Construction Management

Spend Analytics

Procurement Advisory Services

Indirect Sourcing

Spend Category Management

MRO & Technical Materials Sourcing

Global Expertise

Current and recent engagements include leaders in the Architectural & Engineering. Construction & Mechanical Services, Plastics Manufacturing, Logistics, Utilities and Food, & Consumer Packaged Goods industries located as far afield as the Republic of Korea, South Africa, and the United Kingdom.

What our clients say

Let us work with you to start the journey towards your success and enhance revenue for your business. Take your company to the next level.

To date we have found the OptiSource resources to be knowledgeable, flexible, and relentless.

Willie General Manager

Niels is an exceptional management consulting executive, who is highly regarded by his clients and colleagues. Niels has the ability to blend his expert grasp of the subject matter with his ability to counsel and guide senior clients to achieve stellar results. His professionalism and ethics are equally admirable and I would not hesitate to recommend him to any organization.

Derrick Senior Partner

Ara’s engaging presentation style and useful practical execution of the [goal-setting] model to real business goals was a good use of time to get team alignment on mission critical goals to improve performance. It was just what we needed at this inflection point of our business.

Shawn Chairman & CEO

Niels and I worked closely together exploring partnership opportunities to introduce innovative new products and world-class manufacturing processes into the US market. During our collaborative interaction Niels demonstrated his strong strategic and tactical expertise mapping out "win-win" scenarios for our respective companies. Niels' leadership talents would benefit companies seeking to drive profitable growth and global expansion.

Michael Managing Director

Niels is one of those rare executive consultants who can collaborate effectively with both senior management and staff. He is knowledgeable, reliable and delivers results. And don't be fooled by his calm demeanor… there is some serious brain power at work here!

Kathryn Managing Partner

Without hyperbole, Niels is the best manager for whom I have ever worked. His ability to grasp the essence of any problem and bring forth solid solutions is unequaled. He takes the time to work closely with all whom he manages, but without any hint of over management. His input into our work is timely and well thought through. It is accurate to say that half of whatever I have achieved while working for Niels, is because I was working for Niels.

George Manager, Strategic Procurement

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Description of our Services:

Our team is comprised of professionals with management acumen and leadership savvy that rivals that of some of the larger management consulting firms in the country. Our consultants include individuals who have been mentored by the likes of Stephen R. Covey, Peter F. Drucker, Harvard-trained professional negotiators, or have held senior leadership positions at Fortune 100 organizations.

With skills in Needs Assessment, Gap Analysis, and Instructional Design, our Management Consulting team is as adept at delivering seminars, workshops, or keynote speeches as they are in offering facilitation, coaching, or general consulting services in areas as diverse as customer service, sales, marketing (including internet marketing), strategy, negotiation, management, leadership, business acumen, and many other fields.

In addition, when a major Training & Development intervention is undertaken, we provide the necessary measurement instruments to validate the impact of the initiative, and to verify the objectives were met to the satisfaction of our clients.

Whether your operation manufactures widgets or provides a service, OptiSource Solutions has the ability to evaluate your processes for effectiveness and efficiency. We develop appropriate management tools and processes right-sized to your business, culture and performance requirements (a Management Operating System or MOS).

Unlike most consultancies, we work hand-in-glove with your teams (from leadership to front-line supervisors) in developing and implementing the MOS into your business.

We also provide hands-on workshops on topics such as the Theory of Constraints and Labor/Resource Planning. Where appropriate, we can structure our work to support Lean/Six Sigma approaches, and are comfortable in regulated industries from Aerospace to Food & Beverage or Pharmaceutical and their unique regulatory and quality program requirements.

Ultimately, we hold ourselves responsible to improve top- and bottom-line improvements as we work together with your teams to improve your operations — and your competitive advantage.

If you operate your own fleet or utilize 3rd party freight providers, we will work with your team to optimize your fleet, transportation spend and working capital.  

We can drive and/or support your requirements for domestic transportation including small parcel, Less than Truckload (LTL) and Full Truckload (TL) freight.  Additionally we have the expertise to support your international freight -  both inbound and outbound.  These international modes include Heavy Weight Airfreight, Less that Container Load (LCL) and Full Container Load (FCL) shipments.

In conjunction with your Operations organization, we work with your teams to develop appropriate Processes, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and Visual Dashboards to manage logistics services and warehouse operationsThese tools and processes are implemented and performance is measured against industry standards to ensure required service levels and a competitive advantage.

Whenever a critical leadership role is vacant or a short-term project management need has been identified — OptiSource Solutions can provide an experienced interim practitioner able to quickly and seamlessly integrate into your organization, and deliver results.

Our experienced staff serves as an Owner's Representative, ensuring Design/Build firm or General Contractor adherence to Owner requirements, timelines and budgets — or can embed directly into your organization to manage a construction project or production line expansion.

We are also adept at commissioning of new equipment and production lines — including product qualification activities.

In support of our Sourcing and Procurement Advisory practice, we provide Spend Analytics services - both in-house and (where warranted) via trusted third-party providers.

Our Spend Analytics provides visibility into category savings opportunities, procurement organizational structure enhancement recommendations and supports inventory optimization efforts.

We are systems agnostic and comfortable working with your ERP, Financial Reporting, Maintenance or Warehouse / Inventory Management systems.

As organizations develop and grow, they often find that their Procurement organization (if one exists) has not kept pace with the size and scope of their business. Alternatively, businesses often find themselves in need of a specialist for a specific category of spend but cannot justify full-time or long-term employment of such an individual.

OptiSource Solutions can provide short-term, contract or part-time resources to fill a gap in your Procurement staffing requirements, and can provide specialists that have the right experience and background for your specific category requirement, whether that be a more hands-on role or a part-time leadership role.

We can also provide strategic direction to your Procurement organization, either with a focus on specific categories or with an eye towards the overall development of your procurement team. We have provided services ranging from training programs to development of category strategies, to the overall design ofprocurement organizations and are able to completely outsource your indirect procurement activities should that be required. Since for many (service and non-manufacturing) organizations, the bulk of their procurement activities are “indirect”, that can result in our taking full responsibility for your procurement activities.

As experts in Indirect Materials and Services Sourcing, OptiSource Solutions stands ready to assist you with your Sourcing activities. We can help your business identify appropriate spend categories to source, develop sourcing strategies and identify the savings opportunity associated with each category.

We generally find that our clients have managed their direct materials much more effectively than their indirect spend — and therefore focus primarily on Indirect goods and services.

In addition to our Sourcing expertise, we offer ongoing Category Management Services, allowing our clients to maximize value while sharing the costs of Category Management across OptiSource clients. While we manage specific categories, your people are freed up to concentrate on your organization’s core competencies (such as the direct materials that go into your products). It costs you less to have OptiSource manage a category on your behalf – but you get a Category Manager who has the time to be a Subject Matter Expert – and who works on your behalf.

While we are comfortable working in the general Procurement arena, we feel most at home with Indirect Materials, and have uncommon expertise in the Technical Materials and MRO space.

Our people are as comfortable in the Parts / Maintenance Storeroom as we are in the Boardroom and enjoy spending time in both environments.

When your people talk to us about their favorite supplier or category, we’ll actually know what they are talking about and often have strong supplier relationships in place.

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