Resources-focused TSG Consulting has embarked on a diversification and expansion plan in response to a growing demand from companies trying to unlock the secrets of big data.
The largest business of its kind in Australia, TSG is recruiting for specialised staff, in competition with a number of global companies.
TSG has a proven track record of providing miners with analytical support tools, but the company is now actively pursuing other sectors such as health care, telecommunications and transport and logistics, and has increased its range of product offerings to attract more small businesses.
Managing director Craig Stewart says TSG essentially provides detailed analyses of companies’ supply chain and operations through its consulting, products and capacity development services.
Then, through the use of complex modelling (including using big data), it provides business with cost-saving solutions.
“You don’t want to go and make a change to an operation and then cross your fingers and hope it works,” Mr Stewart told Business News.
“What (we do) is give you the technology to decide how to make the change you want, what the impact will be …
“And if it’s a positive impact for the business then you go out and do it because you’ve rigorously and analytically tested the path forward; that’s something that relates to all businesses.”
In better times for the resources sector, TSG used its unique problem-solving services to help companies including BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto expand their operations; more recently, TSG has turned its attention to helping companies improve productivity.
“The more complex the problem, the greater the value that we can add,” Mr Stewart told Business News.
“We quote to the marketplace for every dollar you spend we’re likely to save you $100.”
TSG has a 16-year relationship with BHP, during which time the business has grown from a small office in Perth into a global group with 48 staff.