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Operations Improvement
Our higher education consultants will take a comprehensive look at your operations, your finances, your staffing, your technology, and your strategic planning, and help you move toward continuous improvement, reducing costs, enhancing services and increasing efficiencies.

Operations Improvement

We can help you move toward continuous improvement

In response to our clients’ needs, we have a cross-functional continuous operations improvement team that offers a full spectrum of integrated operational, financial, strategic, human capital, and higher education technology services to help colleges and universities reduce costs, enhance services, and increase efficiencies. 

Hands-on industry knowledge

Our team members have experience in higher education. We serve many colleges and universities. Our methodologies, supported by cutting edge higher education technology, have been perfected so we can customize our operations improvement process to your environment and still build on our experience with others. 

Proven methodologies

Because of current economic conditions, many institutions are focusing on how to contain costs while attracting and retaining students. While providing a high quality education is critical, you also must provide high quality services to remain competitive.

We’ll assess the existing environment to help you develop a win-win solution that will positively affect satisfaction among faculty, students, and staff, as well as your bottom line. When you are looking for ways to run more efficiently, our experts can help incorporate best practices that will make your organization more efficient, effective, and productive.

Our list of services includes:
  • Shared services facilitation — including planning, governance, and implementation
  • Continuous operations improvement, process redesign, and efficiency
  • Cost containment/reduction
  • Financial statement audits
  • Service quality evaluation or assessment
  • Project management
  • Human capital assessment and talent retention strategy
  • Enterprise risk management
  • Higher education technology selection and implementation

Members of Plante Moran’s higher education team come to engagements with knowledge of your industry and experience finding solutions to your unique situation.

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Judy Wright




Case Studies




​“We’ve worked with Plante Moran on a wide variety of consulting projects, including a new ERP system, storage area network, video on demand, and process redesign. Their technology team guided us through these projects, providing technical and business expertise. Their knowledge and professionalism gave us the comfort level we needed to make decisions and move forward. We plan on working with them for many more years and will continue to depend on them as we work with other two‐year schools in Ohio to create a shared services environment.”

Director of Information Systems & Services
Community College