Company Size & Timeframe

  • $25 million in revenue
  • 12 weeks, transitioned in FT replacement


  • 50% reduction in Sample Order lead time
  • 3x capacity increase for Sample Order volume
  • Overall cost reductions, decreased defects, rework and lead times
  • Decreased customer complaints

Company Profile & Position

  • General Manager


  • 12-month leadership gap created issues
  • 12 month slide in EBIT, quality, customer complaints, delivery and morale
  • Inexperienced management team
  • Poor MRP implementation


  • Stopped excess purchase activity
  • Corrected MRP forecast and safety stock errors
  • Launched and completed 35-day project to eliminate external warehouse
  • Established S&OP and cross-functional collaboration with forecast reviews and capacity planning
  • Expanded QA surveillance, corrective and preventive actions
  • Established cross-functional bottleneck identification and resolution
  • Addressed sample order performance
Results manufacturing

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“It has been extremely enlightening working with him. His clear insight and logical approach have clarified a very irrational situation. His operational expertise has made a forever lasting impact in our direction and approach; he has aimed us in the correct direction for success. His ability to assess our leadership and make corrections that we just overlooked has been a tremendous asset.”