Ver­ti­cal Opti­miza­tion, LLC

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Our Projects

Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Listing

Our con­sul­tants have worked on a wide vari­ety of projects. In every instance, we con­vert a seem­ing prob­lem into an oppor­tu­nity. That is what our clients have come to expect of us. We list a few of our engage­ments below.

Turning Problems Into Opportunities - Vertical Optimization

•Prod­uct & process design and process devel­op­ment (through to com­mis­sion­ing) of a man­u­fac­tur­ing plant for prod­uct flour (Africa)

•Pack­ag­ing & sup­ply chain design for con­sumer food prod­uct dis­tri­b­u­tion (US)

•Orga­ni­za­tional re-​design and busi­ness process re-​engineering of a national R&D orga­ni­za­tion to enhance R&D pro­duc­tiv­ity (Canada)

•Func­tional [prod­uct] design of a home-​based ana­lyt­i­cal device for uri­nary tract infec­tion (UTI) test­ing (USA)

•Process design & enter­prise devel­op­ment study for recy­cling of waste plas­tic for use in (purpose-​designed) tem­po­rary hous­ing for refugees and inter­nally dis­placed per­sons (Mex­ico)

•New mar­ket devel­op­ment study for com­mer­cial­iza­tion of a patented (insect con­trol) tech­nol­ogy to serve the ‘base of the pyra­mid’ (US).

•Soft­ware design and algo­rithm devel­op­ment in sup­port of batch process mod­el­ing & sim­u­la­tion (US/​UK).

•Design & devel­op­ment of a [soft­ware] ‘work­bench’ for inte­grated process devel­op­ment and opti­miza­tion (US/​Canada/​UK).

•Enter­prise mod­el­ing and sim­u­la­tion to sup­port inte­grated deci­sion mak­ing in com­plex research & man­u­fac­tur­ing processes (US)

•Design & devel­op­ment of an inte­grated plas­tics recy­cling and pro­duc­tion plant (Africa)

•Design, devel­op­ment and com­mis­sion­ing of a water treat­ment & pack­ag­ing plant (Africa)

•Devel­op­ment study for community-​based (and community-​owned, water & power) infra­struc­ture (Africa)

•Devel­op­ment study of fibers for next-​generation inti­mate appar­els (US/​Dominican Repub­lic)

•Tech­ni­cal eval­u­a­tion of thin-​film tech­nolo­gies for advanced sen­sor appli­ca­tions (US/​UK)

•Sup­ply chain design and new mar­ket devel­op­ment for processed food dis­tri­b­u­tion (US)

•Improve­ment of energy con­ser­va­tion (& asso­ci­ated cost reduc­tion) in a large R&D facil­ity (US)

•Reduc­tion of health­care and dis­abil­ity costs (US)

•Design and spec­i­fi­ca­tion of link state map and ter­res­trial net­work design for (voice and data) net­work in sup­port of a CLEC busi­ness devel­op­ment project (Africa/​US).

•Opin­ion sens­ing and mul­ti­me­dia con­tent devel­op­ment for local radio and tele­vi­sion broad­cast facil­ity, to serve domes­tic and inter­na­tional mar­kets (Africa/​US).

•Pro­gram devel­op­ment of a coop­er­a­tive soci­ety to improve agri­cul­tural out­put amongst rural farm­ers (Africa)

•Design & devel­op­ment of a pro­to­type bio­mass gasi­fi­ca­tion plant to gen­er­ate energy from waste wood shav­ings in an indus­trial sawmill (US/​Africa)

•Devel­op­ment plan for a (World-​Bank funded) capacity-​building pro­gram tar­get­ing 51,000 rural farm­ers (US/​Africa).

•Scores of busi­ness plans, fea­si­bil­ity stud­ies, and cap­i­tal for­ma­tion projects.

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