Manufacturing

“Deliver value, change the culture along the way.”

You have probably read about how companies like GE, Chevron, Motorola have historically transformed their businesses and profited hugely from adopting Lean or Six Sigma or other process improvement methodologies.  I am a Six Sigma Black Belt, which means I have successfully led teams through the DMAIC methodology.

In one of my projects I reduced a particular scrap defect from 5% to less than 1%.  In another I reduced the incidence of a Quality issue, saving the company costly containment, sorting and penalty fees.  I completed both projects in just under 16 months.  Total savings:  $350,000.

Additionally I have coached dozens to save millions of dollars for their companies using Lean in their projects.  Therefore I can personally attest to Lean and Six Sigma’s ability to deliver significant improvements in operating costs, quality performance, customer satisfaction, worker safety and morale.

By uncovering the true Costs Of Poor Quality (COPQ) and then harnessing the problem-solving power of your cross-functional teams, you can isolate and eliminate the root causes of missed deliveries, customer quality rejects, equipment breakdown, internal scrap and other headaches.  With steady application of the improvement principles and the support of operational leadership (that’s you!), Lean and Six Sigma can improve transform your shopfloor’s operations and in turn, your business’ success.

We both know there’s no such thing as a silver bullet.  When adopting any improvement program it’s important to have someone who has experience beyond the buzzwords, and the ability to pick the right tool, not just following a rulebook.  Because I have been there, and because my clients’ success is my success too, I will set you up to succeed with a detailed, realistic Improvement Plan.

Kicking off a new improvement initiative can be daunting and the fact is that significant improvement does not happen overnight.  However there are nearly always quick wins (or low-hanging fruit) that can give you a return on your investment very quickly.  Once your Improvement Plan begins to deliver results, it will energize you and your workforce toward finding more.  That’s when things get really interesting – and fun!

My experience in Root Cause Analysis, Errorproofing, Employee Engagement and many other tools will help me guide your team toward solutions that works and keeps working for your operations environment.

So no matter whether you are running already running at a Four or Five Sigma level, or just beginning on your improvement journey, I would be happy to work with you to identify your best improvement opportunities, and develop a strategy to capture them.   Give me a call today so I can hear more about how I can help you to transform your shop floor using Six Sigma or Lean methods!

 

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