"I would not have changed a thing. The program exceeded all
expectations. The ½-day training and 2 days of on-site consulting per
month was proper for our busy manufacturing schedule. It gave us time
to implement the Lean Manufacturing technique of that month before
moving to the next. We have a totally different company now! There is
hardly any clutter and everyone takes the initiative for improvements. The creation of a better production flow has cut lead time by over two weeks on many part numbers."
-- Stephan Gamble, GM, Ronlo Engineering
"The ROI is absolutely worth it, both in direct cost and our
employees’ time. We have high profitability on projects that we used to
lose money on. We have reduced set-up time on one machine from 17 to
8.25 hours and from 8.75 to 3 hours on a second machine. Creating a better flow between our first four operating processes has already cut lead time by 5 days."
-- Greg Harsen, President, Paramount Machine Company
"Set-up time used to be 30% of our overall production time. It has
already been reduced to 22%. The 5S discipline is now creating
unsolicited ideas and our group is really buying into making everything
efficient. They like the improved working conditions. The Expert
Resource consultants have been fantastic and are respected by all. They
bring fun into the program. I would highly recommend it to anyone. The ROI is certainly worth it without hesitation."
-– Joe Grossnickle, President, Riggins Engineering
"Because there is no one fix for all companies, we have learned how
to identify problems in our own setting and apply the right tools for
effective change. Job Shop environments have multiple set-ups and
variants each day. It is not consistent day-to-day. Although Job
Shops are a unique situation for Lean Manufacturing techniques, the
Expert Resource consultants understood the difference and customized
the program for our environment very well."
-- John Grossnickle , NC Engineer, Riggins Engineering
"By creating a deburring cell, we’ve dropped lead time on various parts by 4 to 7 days. Our continuous flow is now better and we have dropped 3 to 5 days of lead time on our first three manufacturing processes."
-- Bryan Dow, Quality Manager, Dow Precision Hydraulics