ICON2Most consulting firms are led by individuals with no direct operational/P&L responsibility in the supply chain. ACL’s founder “grew up” in the supply chain with direct supervisory/P&L responsibility through his entire career culminating in a position whereby he was responsible for the importation, warehousing, and distribution of products to 1100+ retail stores in the US, Canada, and Mexico.

There are three concepts that set us apart from other companies and consultants: Demonstrated Integrity, Experience, and Principles.

Aries Consulting tells the truth, even when that does not financially benefit ACL. Most consultants tend to tell the client what they think they want to hear, but ACL tells the client what they need to hear.
Aries Consulting is a small business by design. ACL believes that to provide maximum customer service and the most effective advice that we should maintain a very small cadre of experienced consultants. Consequently, founder and owner Larry Parker is directly involved in every ACL project.
Aries Consulting manages by the following principles:

Experienced, skillful people are the geese that provide the golden eggs. Feed and cherish the geese as all wealth is derived from them.

Loyal, trusting customers are also the geese. Nourish them with only value-added services, remain at all times honest with them, and always conduct yourself as if you were an owner of their company.

Hey stupid — it’s the Return-On-Investment! One should not encourage engagements that do not provide satisfactory ROIs.

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach the man how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” One should endeavor to always close an engagement having left behind a legacy of knowledge and understanding.

“Treat others as you would have them treat you.” Change only occurs through people. Before recommending change, understand the impact on people. Strive to provide effective change management plans with all your recommendations.

No engagement should go forward without both the client and consultant having a clear understanding of each other’s expectations. This is an iterative and interactive process. In other words, the client and consultant must sit down face-to-face and detail out the deliverables—all the while utilizing active listening.

“The Devil is in the details.” —Ross Perot. The client contracts the consultant’s services expecting that he or she will benefit from the consultant’s experience, knowledge, judgment, and thorough analysis of the situation. Only after the completion of reasonable due diligence should one provide recommendations.

“Do not milk the project!” Engagements must have clearly defined beginnings and ends. Trust that the satisfied customer will provide future work through referrals or additional projects.

Here’s why…

Aries Consulting LLC skill set encompasses all aspects of management within the supply chain; however, ACL focuses primarily on the following:

  • Productivity Improvement
  • Return-On-Investment (ROI) Analysis
  • Labor Management System Selection/Qualification
  • Labor Management System Implementation
  • Engineered Labor Standards Development
  • Engineered Labor Standards Audits
  • Union Audits of Engineered Labor Standards
  • Time Study Training
  • Engineered Labor Standards Training
  • Change Management
  • Organizational Effectiveness Planning