With extensive background in TPM, including years of experience with Milliken, we are well prepared to help with continuous improvement efforts.  We also have significant program management experience leading and facilitating groups in the areas of cost reduction, operational process improvement and business process redesign. 

·         Business Process Reengineering 

·         Lean/Six Sigma 

·         Process Mapping/Value Stream Mapping 

·         TPM 

o   Safety 

o   Focused Improvement 

o   Quality 

o   Planned Maintenance 

o   Continuous Skills Development 

o   Autonomous Maintenance 

o   Office TPM / 5S 

o   Early Equipment Management / New Product Development 

·         Kaizen Events 

o   Time Studies 

o   Work Sampling 

o   Detailed Studies 

o   Bottleneck Analysis 

o   Run Rate Analysis

 

 

Our compliance program management is unique and comprehensive.  We have developed proprietary tools to build robust compliance programs from customer or regulatory requirements.   We also have proprietary software tools to lower the cost of audits while dramatically improving their efficacy.  We can support any regulatory program and are globally recognized in Food Defense.

·         Food Safety Management Systems

o   Prerequisite programs: GMP, GAP, Sanitation

o   Quality/Quality Control/Quality Assurance

o   HACCP analysis and implementation of critical control points

o   SQF/GFSI certification support

o   Food Labeling

·         Food Defense

o   Self Assessments

o   Vulnerability Assessments: CARVER + Shock and alternates

o   Food Defense Plans

o   USDA and FDA regulated facilities

·         Occupational Safety

·         Audits

o   “Boots on the Ground” performance of your internal/supplier audits

o   Audit Software (ByteSize Audits)

 

 

 

Both Strategic and Tactical procurement processes drive savings to the bottom line by bringing the formality of “direct” procurement into the “indirect” arena.  National and global contracts are a specialty.  Category management, materials & inventory optimization, benchmarking, data standardization and inventory optimization round out the procurement program.

·         Strategic Procurement

·         Global Contracts

·         Maintenance, Repair and Operating Supplies optimization (MRO)

o   Purchasing

o   Planning

o   Material Issue and Inventory Control

o   Data and history-driven Inventory optimization

o   Technical materials spend analysis

·         Benchmarking

·         Data standardization

·         Category management

 

Project Management represents a core strength, spanning all of our functional expertise and also spanning many areas of subject matter expertise.  From correctly executing a low-cost, internal labor-only project to capital spends of up to $60 million and programs of nearly $1 billion, from software to equipment, from new product development to efficiency improvement, there is very little we haven’t already done.

·         Project Management

o   Training

o   Managing Projects

·         Startup Management

o   Innovations

o   New Product Development

·         Portfolio/Program Management Setup

·         Trouble Project Assessments & Turnarounds

·         Project Management Office (setup or operate on your behalf)

·         EPMS/MS Project Server –SharePoint Implementations

·         Customized Project Management Training Solutions

·         Project Manager & Executive Coaching

·         Project Audits and Failed Project Forensics

 

Protect, build and drive value for your company and brands; we offer one of the most respected brand strategy and crisis management experts in the nation.  We have created winning strategies to launch or restage countless Fortune 500 products, brands and services, carefully guiding them to stellar success.  As media relations experts, we have generated hundreds of cover features, front page news, viral phenomena and social media prominence.

·   Marketing PR

·   Issue Management

·   Reputation Management

·   Crisis Planning and Management

·   Stakeholder Relationship Management

·   Strategic Alignment

·   Media and Executive Coaching

 

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Sample Projects

 

Create training and web communication, audio and video production and podcasts.  Analyze social media trends and "tone" related to your product or brand.

 

Maintaining the reactor systems on a US Navy nuclear submarine, maintaining the electrical systems on a nuclear aircraft carrier, or creating the first “world class” maintenance operation in a major national beverage manufacturer, we have the expertience to increase the reliability of your operation.  We can configure the asset management systems, institute the simple blocking and tackling, and drive the accountability you need.

We also offer custom machine building where an off-the-shelf solution is not available.  We provide design and manufacturing of automation equipment and robotic solutions to solve difficult applications.

·         Maintenance Best Practices

o   Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)

o   Zero Breakdown Maintenance (ZBM)

o   Consequence Driven Maintenance (CDM)

o   Preventive Maintenance

o   Predictive Maintenance

·         Asset Management Software (EAM, CMMS)

·         Efficiency/Capacity Studies/De-Bottlenecking

·         Automation

o   Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

o   Human/Machine Interface (HMI)

o   Process Integration

·         Custom Machine Building

o   Robotics

o   Material Handling

o   Packaging

 

Successful projects require good people on our team and on yours.  We support your needs with full-service recruiting, as well as alternative solutions to include contracting employees and providing interim managers.  We also work with your HR systems to build or improve recruiting practices, compensation and other policies and procedures.

·         Strategic Staffing Plans

·         Recruiting (contingency)

·         Contract Employees

·         Interim Management

·         Equal Employment Opportunity practices (EEO)

·         Leave of Absences/Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

·         Policies and Procedures

 

The need for training cuts across almost every functional area of our organization.  We have PMI certified education providers capable of awarding PDUs.  We develop and deliver custom training specific to whatever the project.  And we have certified instructors ready to deliver adult-appropriate training and exercises.

·         Project Management (PMI Registered Education Provider; PDUs awarded)

·         HACCP Training

·         Food Defense Training

·         EAM Training

·         Custom Training Development and Delivery