The McIlvaine Company

Consulting Services


Mcilvaine provides consulting for purchasers, suppliers, governments, investors and other consultants.  Clients include Arcelor Mittal, Bain, Cardinal Health, EPA, Daikin, Dupont , Ebara, DOE, GE, Goldman Sachs, Kimberly Clark, LEK, , National Mining Association, Saskpower, ThermoFisher, W.L. Gore, Xylem and many of the Fortune 100 companies. It also includes a number of smaller companies. One of the first assignments in the 1970s was to evaluate segments of Asea for Brown Boveri. A subsequent merger created ABB. Mcilvaine was contracted to find an FGD partner for Mitsubishi in the U.S. market. The selected partner URS formed a joint venture with Mitsubishi under the name of Advatech.

Specific capabilities include

  • Custom market research
  • Analysis of potential profitability of acquisition candidates
  • Product evaluations relative to life cycle costs and performance
  • Assistance in finding partners and licensees in various countries including China
  • Stock appreciation potential for investors
  • Recommended routes to market
  • Training programs

Decisive Validation is the route to better decision making in the developing world

It is easy to buy the lowest cost product. It is very challenging to select the best product with the lowest life cycle cost. The buyer has to evaluate supplier claims. This is difficult and made even more difficult in developing countries where there are language problems and lack of experience.

There has been no organized system to help the buyer make the necessary evaluations. In contrast the buyer can be assured that the supplier will adhere to   quality management standards in the manufacture of the product through ISO 9000 and other ISO standards.

Decisive Validation is a process which will make it easy for the buyer to make the best purchasing choices. It involves a whole system with a decisive classification sequence. At each step along the way there is a decisive classification of the options and validation that the supplier product is the right choice

An example of purchasing options for NOX reduction is displayed in the Mcilvaine Global Decisions Orchard

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