Specialized, Focused, Lean

The Challenge

1 Maximize Value Created

A company must earn a return well above the cost of capital for meaningful financial performance – i.e., economic profit. Meeting this objective requires the dual capability of attaining high profitability in conjunction with high asset utilization.

Maximize Value Created

2 Achieve Superior Value Growth

The value the company generates must achieve superior growth – i.e., the company must grow economic profit faster than the industry’s, as indexed by corresponding equity markets. Anything less will eventually set the company further back.

Achieve Superior Value Growth


We specialize in helping you meet the critical challenges that matter,
whichever your competitive position.
Strong Defend
Secure two or more
strategic control points
Pursue growth initiatives leveraging strategic control points
Weak Redesign business
model or exit
Reduce Costs
Reduce costs and
manage cash flow
Weak Strong
What can we help you accomplish?
How we help

Our Uniqueness

Great Prairie Group differentiates itself in three ways in helping
companies meet these challenges.

Strategy and execution

Strategy and execution specialization

We specialize in strategy formulation and execution to hone our competence and avoid diluting our core capability.  As a result, we can help clients achieve critical objectives.

Critical objectives we help to achieve

  • Maximize economic profit – the difference between the return a company earns and its cost of capital
  • Grow economic profit faster than corresponding financial markets
  • Get behind external growth waves, including trends, industry shifts, and economic cycles
  • Identify, measure, forecast granular markets where to compete
  • Access privileged competitive intelligence
  • Improve and leverage the company’s true cost position relative to its competitors
  • Lock in the strategic control points to dominate the market
  • Ensure commitment and rapid execution
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Focused strategic actions, not large scale programs

Focused strategic actions, not large scale programs

We assist clients in focused strategic actions that leverage the company’s capabilities and not large-scale programs.

How we serve:

  • Distinct engagement with defined scope
  • No tie to massive ongoing efforts
  • Resolution of complex, pressing business challenges
  • Focus on the 3 to 5 critical issues that matter
  • Small, highly-experienced team, subject matter experts
  • Directors fully immersed in problem solving
  • Immediate engagement
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Lean team structure
by design

Lean team structure by design

A lean organization confers advantages that serve clients well, and ultimately provides more value to our clients.

Advantage for our clients

  • Closer client touch with the team
  • Greater visibility into our work
  • Improved communication
  • Faster execution
  • Lower cost

By implication, a lean team structure requires experienced, highly-skilled consultants – not junior consultants in training. All of our consultants are experienced practitioners.

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Client Results


ROIC increase per profit
improvement project


Average first-year growth
in growth initiatives for
our clients


Average ROI of our projects
for our clients