Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) July 13, 2012
Vulkans Forge Consulting Ltd., also known as Vulkan Forge, announced that Ground Floor Partners, a Chicago-based boutique management consulting firm, has been selected as a strategic partner in the area of marketing training.
Ground Floor Partners will work closely with Vulkan Forge on the development of the marketing training modules, with a heavy emphasis on promoting marketing best practices, including metrics and benchmarking.
Vulkan Forge recently negotiated a contract with the City of Chicago Department of Housing and Economic Development to deliver management training to six eligible companies through its TIFWorks program. One of the first companies selected is a local architectural metals firm with over 30 years of experience.
According to Dylan Tuttle, founder of Vulkan Forge, “We chose Ground Floor Partners for their expertise in marketing and market research. The principal's technical and scientific background is aligned with our focus on process improvement. We intend to jointly develop content that is relevant and compelling to professionals seeking a competitive advantage.”
TIFWorks stimulates the success of local companies by promoting innovation and continuous improvement. The Vulkan Forge training curriculum includes four modules with a focus on three areas: Operations Management, Business Marketing, and Cost Accounting. Vulkan Forge takes a systems approach that works on the tactical and strategic levels of the organization. To ensure that benefits are realized, they also benchmark results through long-term monitoring of appropriate metrics.
While the principles of process improvement have their origin in manufacturing, they have been successfully applied in transportation, warehousing, wholesale trade, and construction. Success requires the integration of concrete metrics from beginning to end.
Vulkan Forge links operational metrics to financial performance and aligns business processes with strategy, adding to their clients’ bottom-line through practical process improvement.
Ground Floor Partners is a boutique Chicago management consulting firm specializing in market research, analysis and strategic planning.