We do manufacturing companies.  We also do shelves (warehousing and distribution). We can help organizations in multiple ways:  to become more efficient – by improving operations as well as by helping to grow business.  We believe however that sustainable growth of any organization must be supported by healthy, effective operations.  This is particularly true in manufacturing, especially in B2B.   We specialize in continuous and batch process manufacturing, but have experience in mining and discrete process as well. 


SPL stands for Smart Practical Logic.   It is a combination of boutique management consultancy, interim management outfit and a research institution.  We see ourselves as curious innovators always striving first to understand before moving on in a smart way. 


SPL was set up in 2000.  We have helped many clients in many areas in across numerous geographies and cultures on all continents.   Over the years we have evolved from numbers geeks to people developers and empowerers.  

But rather than bragging about our achievements we look forward.  What counts in this fast changing world is not the glamorous past, but ingenuity, flexibility and proactivity.  

Our solid experience from successes and failures (failures are just stepping stones towards success) is a cornerstone for future endeavours. 


We can support you as consultants, interim management or take a management job for a period of time.  We are interested in time or effect-based arrangements, not really in staying with you for ever. We believe we should leave when the job is done and replacement permanent staff are developed and competent.  We are here to help and guide you, but we will not do the job for you. 


We do not advertise names of our clients.  Upon request we may discuss selected case studies and their relevance to your situation.  We have done meaningful work for major multinational organizations on all continents.  We have also been able to help smaller local businesses.  In some instances we have worked as subcontractors to major consulting firms. 


Our rates are affordable.  We are worth our hire.  You always get your money’s worth. 


We keep a base of experienced consultants, with some junior staff.  We will discuss team structure for the needs of a particular project.  


We operate in English, however our multinational team speaks other languages.  Some quite a few of them.  We can discuss this before the project.  


We do CSR, but we do not brag about it.  Talk to us if you want to find out more.  We focus on areas of education, personal growth and development, as well as healthy living. 


Yes, we have had a number of successes.  We will be happy to share them with you.  But before we do so we should align our definitions as the word “success” can mean different things to different people.  We use the definition by  Ralph Waldo Emerson:

To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.

We believe that by helping businesses improve we take part in making this world a better, more beautiful and healthier place so many can “breathe easier”, so people and organization can be successful in the “Emerson way”.