How can we help your business?
Alacran specializes in project management, management consulting, and IT solutions for public- and private-sector industries. Our diverse client base seeks to augment their business operations, solve problems, and expand their customer bases domestically or internationally. The Alacran team includes subject-matter experts in logistics management, security, procurement, and transportation logistics for dangerous and hazardous goods, to ensure that our solutions can be implemented in remote and austere environments.
Areas of service and specialization
Alacran specializes in client-centric management solutions in 12 key areas of the North American Industry Classification System — NAICS.
Some of the services we offer our customers include:
business process analysis and improvements
Business analysis is a research discipline of identifying business needs and implementing effective solutions. Alacran works with companies of all sizes to: create or re-evaluate vision and mission statements, set goals and strategic plans, and conduct assessments to determine whether current or planned projects are in line with those objectives.
capital planning AND Capital investment analysis
Capital planning is the process of budgeting physical resources for the future of an organization's long term plans. Capital planning for a business can include the acquisition of replacement machinery, research and development assets, and operating space, introducing new products, expanding production capacity, and other major capital expenditures.
Cost–benefit is a systematic approach to estimating the strengths and weaknesses of alternatives that satisfy transactions, activities, or functional requirements for a business. Our team specializes in creating custom-built financial and operational models that can give you granular insight into whether or not a proposed project or change will meet your ROI and free cash flow requirements.
Contract management or contract administration is the management of contracts made with customers, vendors, partners, or employees. Alacran’s SMEs ensure that your manufacturing equipment and logistics services contracts are technically sound, that acceptance testing procedures will be effective, and that language is free from conflicting terms. We can also provide a contract risk assessment and recommend mitigation strategies or alternate language to assist with contract risk mitigation.
Hazardous Materials Storage
Alacran operates one of the largest privately-run munitions depots in the United States, with over 100,000 sq. ft. of secure, underground Class 1 storage space. Our facility is located on the Radford Army Ammunition Plant in Radford, VA.
Hazardous Materials Transportation
Alacran specializes in the transportation, import, and export of Class 1 Hazardous Materials.
information technology Products and Services
Alacra’s information management services include IT strategy and architecture, standards and governance, and help desk services. We are an experienced provider of turn-key mobile platform solutions, IoT firmware/software development, and mobile technology and implementation. Please contact us for a complete list of Reseller Certifications and Partnerships.
logistics support ANALYSIS
Logistic support analysis highlights actions to define, analyze, and quantify logistics support requirements. Alacran specializes in logistics support in austere environments and for hazardous materials.
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 liveliness. Program analysis focuses on two major areas: program optimization and program correctness.
Program management is the management of related projects in a coordinated way to obtain benefits and control not available from managing them individually. Alacran works with your organization to manage your portfolio, implement change management procedures, and overhaul functional and management strategies. These changes allow your organization can maximize ROI and value delivery while taking advantage of natural portfolio diversification and vision return opportunities.
Project management involves initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing the work of a team to achieve specific goals and meet specific success criteria. Alacran’s Project Managers are certified Project Management Professionals.
Security today goes beyond physical barriers. Today, data security and intellectual-property security is paramount for many businesses. Alacran provides vulnerability risk assessment and penetration testing and security hardening services, as well as on-site physical security assessments and training.
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.
Organizational design is the creation of roles, processes, and formal reporting relationships in an organization. We can analyze your business and suggest organizational changes, to include the supporting IT infrastructure.
Alacran can work with your business to train current or new staff in accounting, bookkeeping, project management, program management, inventory management, warehouse management, and transportation logistics.
International trade and export regualtions
Alacran can determine how changes to international trade and export regulations impact your business and draft policies and procedures to ensure regulatory compliance. Alacran specializes in ITAR and EAR compliance.
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.
Please contact us for a complete list of Reseller Certifications and Partnerships.
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
Regulatory environment navigation
Project financial modeling
Project operational modeling
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 PMI certified Project Management Professionals 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