Advisory Services

With decades of deep domain expertise in all lines of business across all sectors of consumer products, HPM provides dependable advice and counsel to business executives in all operating departments within the company.  Our focus is on the entire consumer chain – consumer marketing, category management, assortment planning, supply chain management, trade promotion management, retail execution/direct store distribution, point of sale and consumer data management, and analytics. Industries and sectors served include:

Consumer Products
Consumer Electronics
Household Goods
Personal Care
Food Service

High Technology
Life Sciences/Pharma
Oil & Gas Retail

Transformation Consultation

The challenge for any company doing business through the channels of distribution is to be in a position to engage the modern empowered consumer/end user customer in way that ensures being able to identify, engage, convert and retain.  It takes someone who has been at the forefront of innovation, someone with vision, and a partner who has experienced the trenches as well as the boardroom to help your company achieve its objectives. Examples of types of consulting we do include:

  • Trade Promotion Management and Execution
  • Retail Execution and Direct Store Distribution
  • Demand Signal Management and Consumer Data Management
  • Integration of Direct-to-Consumer Marketing with trade and channel promotion
  • Analysis and Development of Requirements for New Vendor Selection

Partner Support

Systems integrators, technology and service vendors play a key role in the management, innovation and development of mission-critical business processes and services. HPM has a long history of providing support to SI and vendor partners to help them become more current on market trends and to be better informed and prepared to accelerate the quality of services they provide to their clients. The most common support components we provide include:

  • Competitive analysis of technology and services provided across all lines of business and more than 15 industries
  • Support for major customer engagements including assistance with responding to RFP/RFQ’s, providing solution domain expertise, and HR candidate evaluation
  • M&A guidance and counsel, due diligence performance and acquisition candidate investigation
  • Training and Education (see the Education and Training section under “SERVICES”
  • Product functionality design and assessment