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"More and more visible."

"Mostly IT and operations."

"Low profile."

"Mid value consulting firm."

About Kurt Salmon Europe

Knowledge of streams and currents
Kurt Salmon Associates is a management consulting firm serving the retail, consumer products and health care industries.  It was founded (spawned, one might be tempted to say) in Nashville, Tenn., in 1935, as the solo operation of Kurt Salmon, a German immigrant and textile engineer.  The company has since grown into a multinational operation spanning  14 offices in Europe, Asia and North America.


Attention to retail
In its retail and consumer products practice, KSA offers business strategy, operations and technology optimization to clients from the entire sweep of retail and consumer goods, including clothing, footwear, groceries, jewelry and other areas.  It identifies consumer trends, optimizes pricing, facilitates market penetration, assists in brand launching, and guides mergers and acquisitions, among other services.  Additionally, a team in KSA’s retail practice is devoted to private equity services, offering investment thesis development, due diligence and exit support services to private equity funds, merchant banks, investment banks and portfolio companies. 


Operating on health care
Though set apart from its consumer products and retail practice, the heath care practice uses many of the same approaches.  KSA collaborates with clients—whether they be large hospital systems, community hospitals or small physician groups—on a variety of issues, from developing long-range strategies to maximizing building performance, from forging physician partnerships to advancing electronic health records.  To assist with facility planning, the firm will perform site assessment and capital planning, determine capacity requirements and form alternative facility scenarios.  It may be contracted to advise the health care client on a merger or acquisition, or to model a potential market.  KSA performs IT consulting in this practice, as well.


Modern methods
KSA is a strong advocate for the use of innovative technology to drive success.  The firm often helps clients select and implement software that will optimize, or even automate, their business processes, such as order fulfillment, project tracking, inventory management or other supply chain issues.  It integrates IT solutions into its service to clients where appropriate, and works to develop software that meets specific needs.


One way KSA keeps its fingers on the pulse of important industry trends is with regular, direct consumer and client-based research, which often develops into more in-depth work.  Most recently, KSA revived the topic of localization based on an influx of inquiries from retail leaders.  As a result, the firm invested in a significant body of research (surveys, case studies, secondary research) and is now helping to develop strategies and implement the processes, organizations and tools required to support them.


Smooth as silk
In June 2010, Kurt Salmon Associates announced a partnership with Ineum Consulting. The two will create an independent consulting firm under the name Kurt Salmon, but will retain their respective names and identities until January 2011.  Both firms have previously been operating under the U.K.-based Management Consulting Group umbrella for over two years, and now intend to offer clients "a better mix of business and functional expertise."


Ineum employs over 1,100 consultants throughout Europe, the U.S., North Africa and Australia, while KSA currently has 500 consultants in the U.S., Europe and Asia, and focuses on strategy and operations management to the consumer products, retail and health care industries.  The firms claim that their new union will establish a "one-of-a-kind" consulting firm that will provide expertise in strategy, management, organization and corporate transformation, while remaining "strictly independent from outsourcing, IT development or vendors."




Kurt Salmon Europe

650 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212 319 9450

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Private
CEO: Chiheb Mahjoub
2011 Employees (All Locations): 1,600

Major Office Locations

New York, NY

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