Supply Chain Management

Finding the best way to get from raw material to the customer.

Our Strategy

Our team of Lean Six Sigma subject matter experts, Supply Chain Analysts, Engineers, and Quality Management auditors work with your team to determine Supply Chain projects that can have the most impact to your organization; from the standpoint of ROI and Value Stream Management. We can help your engineers accelerate product development for speed to market goals; engineer returnable packaging solutions, and work with non-conforming suppliers who need to be divested.

Risk Management

Performing 'Risk Management' analysis on your companies supply chain will identify areas of non-conformity that should be mitigated.  This could mean divesting suppliers that do not meet current Quality or Continuous Improvement standards, or assisting mission critical suppliers through Continuous Improvement Coaching and Training.

Their Challenge

An Aerospace company needed to come up with a way to maximize usable storage space in a frozen environment during material handling for their product; on-site storage, and inter-modal.  Additionally, they wanted a returnable packaging solution that would replace downage and be more ergonomic to their employees to handle.

How We Helped

We evaluated the Value Stream of the product from the machine it was made on to the point at which it was applied to the aircraft.  Removing more than 5,000 hours of labor from the process and creating a returnable packing solution that consolidated 3, 53' semi-trailer loads into 1.

"We couldn't be happier with your teams approach to our returnable packaging project. Your utilization of the lean six sigma methodology not only showed us where we could gain efficiencies, but we will be able to implement a Kaizen with our customer so they may recognize cost saving and ergonomical improvements as well."