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Juice Manufacturer/ Co-packer
Network-wide Operating System to Turn Around Performance at Foodservice/Co-pack Juice Company

Turned around plant performance by implementing basic plant operating system (downtime, waste, and scheduling). $600K in run rate cost savings captured by the end of the 6-week engagement, with tools and processes in place to capture the rest. Building on the initial success, rolled out the network-wide standard operating procedures to the other 2 plants during an 8-week Phase II effort with additional savings of $2-2.5MM expected. Company generating record EBITDA (60+% improvement in EBITDA) and the PE firm decided to market the company for an exit.

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Sporting Safety Equipment Company
Enhancing Forecasting, Planning, and Product Lifecycle Management in Post-merger Environment at Leading Sporting Safety Equipment Company

Assisted 4 client teams and trained client personnel during a post-merger replenishment system enhancement and inventory reduction effort. Developed a centralized inventory and planning model by merging information from 2 separate operating entities. Achieved $8+MM reduction in inventory in 9 months.

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Industrial Hardgoods Manufacturer
New Planning/Delivery Capabilities to Turnaround Customer Service/Delivery Performance at Leading Industrial Hardgoods Manufacturer

Led diagnostic-based effort culminating in enhanced planning and delivery capabilities: short-term tactical prioritization to overcome to overcome significant backlog; new planning system parameters; customer-oriented delivery strategy, including fast-ship program; shop-floor prioritization mechanisms (fixed schedule); measurement/tracking and reporting scheme for planning and production; ultimate migration to integrated MRP system. Fast- ship SKU program reduced order-to-delivery cycle from 2+ weeks to 1 day; $10MM backlog reduced to $2.5MM (including future orders) within 3 months.

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Precision Medical Device Component Manufacturer
Rapid Backlog Reduction and Sustainable Delivery System at Precision Medical Device Component Manufacturer

Rapidly reduced backlog and created a robust delivery system. Backlog reduction effort included rolling out prioritized schedule, developing and implementing debottlenecking strategies, creating a cross-functional team resolving issues that were stopping scheduled jobs. Robust delivery system initiatives included: 1) turning on the planning and scheduling functionality of the ERP/cleaning up system data and parameters, developing SOPs for data entry, training the workforce on the SOP; 2) improving the accuracy of time estimates by revamping engineering process; and 3) reducing quality defects by 20%. Within 3 months, on-time performance improved from 59% to 93% while lead time shrunk from 13-16 weeks to 10 weeks, with backlog reduced in half.

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Metal Products Holding Company
Properly Valuing Diverse Manufacturing Operations at Fabricated Metal Products Holding Company

Analyzed operations and cost structure of 5 independent companies engaged in forging, casting, and stamping operations. Deciphered cost structure, reviewed manufacturing operations, and analyzed material spend. Identified $7-15MM of labor, overhead, and material cost reduction opportunities in the largest of the companies, which was engaged in steel casting. Identified another $6-9MM in scheduling, labor, efficiency, and consolidation opportunities for the remaining companies. After delayed acquisition, now helping to capture opportunities.

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Stationary Products Manufacturer
Operational Basics, Waste Reduction, and Productivity Improvements to Turn Around Declining Performance at Stationary Products Manufacturer

Identified $2+MM in opportunity from focusing on operational basics, e.g., measurement & reporting, material and labor procedures, and production scheduling. Implemented a paper waste measurement system to identify major sources of loss and then addressed root cause issues (e.g., setup waste, end-of-roll waste, material handling waste, and in-process waste). Within 6 months, material waste more than halved (from the original 40%+ levels) and labor productivity went up 15%.

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