1. Introduction

Glass Market Consultancy offers solutions to the global flat glass industry. Your needs regarding flat glass production and -processing is our professional responsibility, serving you with tailored solutions that match your ambitions and business goals.

Our activities and services range from medium size projects through highly complex to unique one-off’s. We offer strategy formulation, feasibility studies, investment proposals, project financing structures, partnership management, marketing & communication.

GM Consultancy has in-depth knowledge of the Glass industry, access to all major Glass Manufacturers, Processors and Suppliers and has an extensive global network of international academics, marketers and consultants.

Our team of specialists offer know-how to cover the whole range from concept design to realization. We offer these services on consultancy basis, as a value added team, in partnerships or in a strategic alliance.

As we are working exclusively in the glass market we can support clients with:

  • Developing their ideas (solution provider / feasibility),
  • Value engineering (optimizing / de-bottle-necking),
  • Investment proposal / business case (bankable plan),
  • Forming partnerships,
  • Preparation, execution and realization of projects,
  • Operation, start up and transfer,
  • After sales,
  • Content Consultancy,
  • Operational excellence.

GMC’s after sales services encompass:

  • Guarantees the upkeep and repair of the equipment
  • Rapid replacement of spare parts
  • Engineering
  • Assurance of
    • The provision of consumables
    • Spare parts
    • All the necessary service
2. GMC Consultants

A GMC consultant (from Latin: consultare "to discuss") is a professional who provides professional or expert advice in a particular area such as marketing and engineering, or any of many other specialized fields.

A consultant is usually an expert or a professional in a specific field and has a wide knowledge of the subject matter

External consultant from GMC- someone who is employed externally (either by a firm or some other agency) whose expertise is provided on a temporary basis, usually for a fee.

The overall impact of a GMC consultant is that clients have access to deeper levels of expertise than would be feasible for them to retain in-house, and may purchase only as much service from the outside GMC consultant as desired.

  • Ways of work
  • Common types
  • Place of work
  • Qualifications
  • See also
  • References
3. GMC Ways Of Work

The range of areas of expertise covered by the term consultant is extremely wide.
The process:
consulting and the means by which the (external) consultant is engaged vary according to industry and local practice.  However the principal difference between a consultant and a temp is generally one of direction.  A consultant is engaged to fulfil a brief in terms of helping to find solutions to specific issues but the ways in which that is to be done generally falls to the consultant to decide, within constraints such as budget and resources agreed with the client.  (A temp on the other hand is normally fulfilling a role that usually exists within the organization and is helping to bridge a gap caused by staffing shortages for whatever reason.  They fall under the direction of the normal management structure of the organization.)

4. GMC Types

In GMC business, the most commonly consultants are:

  • GMC Strategy consultants working on the development of and improvements to organizational strategy alongside senior management in many industries.
  • GMC Human-resources (HR) consultants who provide expertise around employment practice and people management.
  • GMC Process consultants who are specialists in the design or improvement of operational processes and can be specific to the industry or sector.
  • GMC Public-relations (PR) consultants dealing specifically with public relations matters external to the client organization and often engaged on a semi-permanent basis by larger organizations to provide input and guidance.
  • GMC Performance consultants who focus on the execution of an initiative or overall performance of their client.
  • GMC Marketing consultants who are generally called upon to advise around areas of product development and related marketing matters.
  • GMC Interim managers as mentioned above may be independent consultants who act as interim executives with decision-making power under corporate policies or statutes. They may sit on specially constituted boards or committees.
5. GMC place of work

Though most of the back-office research and analysis occurs at the GMC consultants' offices, GMC consultants typically work at the site of the client for at least some of the time. The governing factor tends to be the amount of interaction required with other employees of the client.

6. GMC Consultant categories

Related GMC concepts:

  • Interim Management
  • Management consulting

Types of GMC consultant

  • Creative consultant
  • Consulting psychology
  • Educational consultant
  • Employment consultant
  • Independent contractor
  • Interim Managers

Types of GMC consultant

  • Information Technology consultant
  • Market entry consultant
  • Media consultant
  • Performance consultant
  • Process consultant
7. GMC qualifications

A GMC consultant definition: "someone who has influence over an individual, group, or organization, but who has no direct authority to implement changes."

He contrasts this with a surrogate manager who is a person who "acts on behalf of, or in place of, a manager." The key difference is that a GMC consultant never makes decisions for the individual or group, whereas a surrogate manager does make decisions.

 Accredited Associates are bound by a Code of Ethics that requires the GMC consultant to only provide “practical advice that works” — by “Analysing as a Generalist and Solving as a Specialist” — using the skills and experience of a sub-contracted fellow Associate, thus at all times providing the client with the best available advice and support.

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