From implementing Operational Excellence in one area to accelerating growth company-wide, we have a proven track record of helping clients achieve their operational and financial performance goals.
In the Norway division of FMC Technologies, Engineering only met its commitments 61 percent of the time. By following the eight principles of OpEx, FMC created autonomous flow that reduced lead time by 30 percent in less than eight months, improved Engineering’s ability to meet its commitments to 96 percent of the time and freed Engineering to work on future designs, a competitive advantage.
Manufacturer of advanced metal-cutting systems Hypertherm instilled the principles of OpEx in all employees to establish flow throughout all areas of its operations without management. As a result, Hypertherm has continued to grow globally, exporting 30 percent of its New Hampshire-produced product to Asia and 30 percent to Europe.
Seafood processing equipment manufacturer Laitram Machinery sought to improve process flow, address a high variability of product mix and seasonal sales cycle, and expand into new markets. By applying the eight principles of Operational Excellence, Laitram was able to create end-to-end autonomous value stream flow to leapfrog its performance in just two years.
Dexter Magnetic Technologies needed to shift from being a component manufacturer to a sub-assembly and assembly provider for sustained growth. While it had utilized traditional lean tools in the past, by applying the principles of OpEx in the office and on the shop floor, Dexter was able to deploy value streams in just three months. Now, management focuses 95 percent of its time on business growth.
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