Search our site
  • Phone
  • Contact us
  • Locations
  • Search
  • Menu


  • Add this article to your LinkedIn page
  • Add this article to your Twitter feed
  • Add this article to your Facebook page
View or print a PDF of this page
Home Industries Manufacturing



  • Add this article to your LinkedIn page
  • Add this article to your Twitter feed
  • Add this article to your Facebook page
View or print a PDF of this page

Since the global financial crisis began, manufacturers in automotive, consumer products and engineering have been operating in an uncertain environment. 

To stay ahead of the market, close the gap on competitors or improve profitability for the long term, manufacturers must challenge their thinking to manage uncertainty and optimise performance. Battening down the hatches and waiting for business-as-usual to resume is a formula for failure.

Our teams combine the right expertise and experience to deliver a ‘Performance Excellence’ approach that creates exceptional results with lasting impact through encompassing alignment of strategy, top-line and revenue improvement, cost reduction, focus on assets and liquidity, and environmental legislation



client stories


  • Breaking the barriers to innovation
  • Survey on innovation for peak performance
  • Re-shoring good, reinvention better
  • Reinventing manufacturing for new products and services


  • Innovation event 2014 - mind versus machineMore than 100 guests attended PA's tenth annual innovation event, held at the National Portrait Gallery in London. The event explored 'Mind versus machine: are we overlooking human factors in the race for innovation?' and looked in detail at how technology is changing the way we understand, interpret and experience the world around us.
  • Regain control over operations by combining ERP and LEANThrough a good growth strategy, 'the best of both worlds' can be realised to help companies regain control over operations.
  • Opening minds to open innovation – using psychology to drive radical change in manufacturingInnovation within manufacturing is changing radically. One sign is that ever more companies are adopting open innovation, transforming their traditional 'closed' in-house R&D to collaborate instead with customers, industry partners and external sources for creating new products and services.
  • Driving with fewer emissionsSome carmakers are struggling to hit the EU's CO2 emission targets for 2021. To meet their 2021 targets in time and to avoid costly penalties carmakers must take action on three fronts.



Tim Lawrence

Tim Lawrence 

Email Tim


the team


+44 20 7881 3739

+49 69 7170 2363

Join the Team

Recruitment right column image generic

We are hiring manufacturing experts

Explore a career move to PA


Procurement and manufacturing poll
Are you expanding your customer base in emerging markets and improving efficiency in low-growth markets?

Note: if you participate, a cookie will be set to prevent multiple votes.

Thinking regulation


Delivering exceptional results for policy makers, regulators and regulated companies.

Visit our thinking regulation page