How can we help your business?
Alacran specializes in project-management solutions for public- and private-sector industries, with particular emphasis on Federal Government contracts. Our clients are public and private entities that seek to augment their production capabilities or expand their customer bases domestically or internationally. The Alacran team also includes subject-matter experts in logistics management and can provide solutions for supply chain and import/export needs.
Areas of service and specialization
Alacran specializes in client-centric management solutions in 12 key areas of the North American Industry Classification System — NAICS.
We can also handle procurement, import-export services, and distribution management of materials; supply chain management in austere environments; navigation of international trade and export regulations, with expertise in ITAR/EAR compliance; and freight, shipping, and logistics services for dangerous and hazardous goods. Some of the services we offer our customers include:
Automation is the use of various control systems for operating equipment such as machinery, processes in factories, and other applications and vehicles with minimal or reduced human intervention.
business process analysis and improvements
Business analysis is a research discipline of identifying business needs and finding solutions to business problems.
capital planning AND investments
The process of budgeting resources for the future of an organization's long term plans. Capital planning for a business would include budgeting for new and replacement machinery, research and development and the production of new products, new plants and other major capital expenditures.
Contract management or contract administration is the management of contracts made with customers, vendors, partners, or employees.
Cost–benefit analysis, sometimes called benefit–cost analysis, is a systematic approach to estimating the strengths and weaknesses of alternatives that satisfy transactions, activities, or functional requirements for a business.
Information technology, commonly referred to as IT, is the application of computers to store, retrieve, transmit, and manipulate data, often in the context of a business or other enterprise.
logistics support ANALYSIS
Logistic support analysis highlights actions to define, analyze, and quantify logistics support requirements, and to influence design for supportability.
Organizational design is the creation of roles, processes, and formal reporting relationships in an organization. We can analyze your business and suggest organizational changes.
performance measurements AND monitoring
Performance measurement is the process of collecting, analyzing and/or reporting information regarding the performance of an individual, group, organization, system or component. We can also execute monitoring of business performance.
Program analysis automatically analyzes the behavior of computer programs regarding a property such as correctness, robustness, safety, and liveness. Program analysis focuses on two major areas: program optimization and program correctness.
Project management involves initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing the work of a team to achieve specific goals and meet specific success criteria.
Security today goes beyond physical barriers. Today, data security and intellectual-property security is paramount for many businesses.
staffing and personnel selection
Personnel selection is the methodical process used to hire (or, less commonly, promote) staff members. Although the term can apply to all aspects of the process, it most commonly focuses on the selection of workers.
streamlining processes and simplifying workflows
Streamlining processes and simplifying workflows increases efficiencies and often reduces costs. We can analyze your business and offer ways to execute such changes.
Alacran can work with your business to train current or new staff.
Hiring employees or contractors for your business is often a complex task. We can assist by ensuring the most-qualified applicants are placed in jobs.
Software and IT services
Alacran is well-qualified to meet your businesses’ IT needs. We offer business solutions in a wide range of platforms and products, including:
Microsoft Project — Project is project management software designed to assist a project manager in developing a plan, assigning resources to tasks, tracking progress, managing the budget, and analyzing workloads. We are expert users of this software, and utilize it in our day-to-day project management. We can also offer implementation or training to your organization.
Microsoft SharePoint — SharePoint is a web-based application that integrates with Microsoft Office. SharePoint is primarily a document management and storage system, but the product is highly configurable and usage varies substantially between organizations. We use SharePoint, and can help your organization integrate SharePoint into its operations.
Cloud-based HR management — There are many ways to integrate cloud-based HR management into your organization. We can explain the options and help your business deploy the right solution.
IT solutions — We offer outsourced IT solutions to manage your network, servers, software and workstations.
Alacran’s staff has extensive training and experience that we can provide to your organization. Our professional service integration can support the feasibility or developmental phase of a project, or it can augment an existing internal effort. We offer consulting services in the following areas:
- Manufacturing process development
- Hazardous materials shipment
- International logistics
- Regulatory environment navigation
- Project financial modeling
- Project operational modeling
- Data analysis
- import/export services
- Distribution management of materials
- Supply chain management in austere environments
- Navigation of international trade and export regulations, with expertise in ITAR/EAR compliance
- Freight, shipping, and logistics services for dangerous and hazardous goods
Project management services
Alacran provides project management solutions by supplying PMP certified project managers with years of civil and military experience in running complex domestic and international projects. New projects that achieve important objectives can sometimes require substantial experience and skills that must come from outside organizations. Even when the experience for project success exists, diverting the resources to take on the project can unavoidably degrade operational capacity, making the the projects too cumbersome or costly to initiate. Alacran is able to provide the skill and expertise without increasing operational stress. We can offer turn-key solutions for:
- Assessing the feasibility of a high-value acquisition
- Developing the framework for a future project
- Establishing new manufacturing capabilities in the defense industry
- Conducting an audit of existing operations and provide guidance for improvement
- Expanding existing manufacturing facilities
- Project planning, scheduling, and contract management