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Company Profile


About Us RDS is an indipendent advisory Company active since 1990. RDS competitive Positioning

Reference point on the Italian market for strategic retail

expertise

on

turnaround,

change

management

and

corporate finance advisory.

Specialized

consulting, RDS has enlarged its offering coupling new

a relationship network, for exploiting new opportunities, develop synergies and implement strategic projects.

Generic

RDS offers to its client a well - established know – how and

Through the years, RDS and its partners have advised many companies in:

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Retail strategy Plan;

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Business Strategic Projects;

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Turnaround and Change Management;

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Corporate Finance.

Tactical Approach

Strategic Approach


Consulting model RDS’ s distinctive elements are:  variable consulting model with the introduction in the working team of different competencies

depending on the specific objectives.  a tailored and client – specific approche.  pragmatic approach and activities’ personalization aimed at operating build-up of the project.  possibility of supplying “temporary manager” with the daily and operating participation in the

company life, sharing with the property the business results.  remuneration model based on the sharing of entrepreneurial risks, with fixed and variable fees in function of the shared objectives.


Expertise

Retail Strategy • Business partnerships (franchising and licensing)

Business Strategy • Business and strategic Planning

Change Management and Turnaround

Corporate Finance

• Performance improvement

• M&A and financial advisory

• Business process

• Acquisition scouting, screening

• Feasibility Analysis

• Portfolio strategy

• Business reengineering

• Economical Simulation

• Functional planning (marketing,

• Turnaround management

• Negotiation support

• Price and cost optimisation plan

• Strategic and commercial

• What – if – analysis

sales, supply chain)

• Commercial control on

• Foresight and trend scenario

• Organisational alignment

retail cannibalization

• New business development

• Tableau de bord

• Growth strategy / international

• Planning and control

• Concept and stores design • Structuring of control systems • Network management • Identity and communication strategy • Franchising Operating Manual • Legal Contracts

roll - out

• Temporary management

and evaluation

due diligence • Post merger / acquisition planning and integration

• «First 100 days» plan • Divestment strategy and vendor due diligence • Debt restructuring • Financing advisory (debt / private equity)


Clients – 1/2 Clothes and Accessorize

Home

Furniture / Building

Industrial goods


Clients – 2/2 Services

Automotive

Food

Electronic / Information Technology

Energy & utilities

Tourism


Network

International Legal Firm

French Business Network

International Legal Firm

Turkish business and cutural promotion Association

Advisory Company

Future Exploration Lab

Communication Strategy

Publications and studies


Retail strategy focus


Business area

1 2 3 4

Business & Marketing Strategy

Franchising Strategy

Identity Marketing

HR and training


Business area

1 2 3 4

Business & Marketing Strategy

 Distribution modeling / Distribution strategy / Competitive Positioning  Channel Mix Rationalization / Channel Re-organization  Retail Channel Build-up

Franchising Strategy

 Customer Segmentation  Business Planning

Identity Marketing

 Economic and Financial Sensitivity Modeling for sales channels  Performance Improvement / KPI  Systems for Networks Management and Control

HR and training

 Operating Process Definition / Organizational Structuring


Business area

1 2 3 4

Business & Marketing Strategy

 Feasibility Analysis  Franchising Model Structuring and Implementation  Economical Simulation and What-if-analysis for Franchising Network

Franchising Strategy

 Development of New Retail Channels / Franchising Network Build-up  Commercial Control on Retail Cannibalization (Channel Mix)  Concept Study and Point of Sale Design

Identity Marketing

 Structuring of Control Systems and Network Management

 Franchising Identity and Communication Strategy Definition  Elaboration of development and maintenance plans for sales network  Franchising Operating Manual

HR and training

 Legal Contracts


Business area

1 2 3 4

Business & Marketing Strategy

Franchising Strategy

Identity Marketing

HR and training

Target analysis, brand evauation and reputation

Marketing identity: corporate, retail and product identity

Visual merchindising

Store concept, corner and shop in shop definition

Marketing and promotional tools


Business area

1 2 3 4

Business & Marketing Strategy

 Support for changes in the roles of sales unit members (agents, area managers, key account)

 Agent, Area Manager and Key Account Training Franchising Strategy

 Operative support through Coaching Activities  Rationalization of Sales Process and Customer Management, Coding through Operating Manual

 Distance Training, Support and Integration of traditional classroom Identity Marketing

Training

 Community management  Mystery client and Research about active clients and prospect HR and training


Corso Vercelli 9 - 20144, Milano Tel. +39.02.48.14.110 Fax. +39.02.49.87.809 info@rdsconsulting.it www.rdsconsulting.it

Company Profile RDS & Company srl  

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