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Operations Improvement
Our experienced operations improvement consultants provide significant value to organizations seeking to reduce costs, identify and eliminate waste, increase customer service levels, address supply chain and product launch concerns, and more.

Operations Improvement

Being lean means eliminating waste and increasing profitability

When is the best time for manufacturers to implement “lean” operating systems? Any time is good, but in economically challenging times, manufacturers can depend on operation improvements to have a sustainable and immediate impact on the bottom line.

It’s never too soon to ask for help

It’s always advisable to call for the help of an operations improvement specialist sooner rather than later. By arriving at the right time they can focus on fixing the business versus managing short-term cash crises.

Our proven business process improvement techniques will help you expend less human effort, implement a successful inventory management system, and reduce lead time. You'll become highly responsive to customer demand, while producing top quality products with continuous quality improvement in less time and at less cost. You can depend on our experienced team to identify and eliminate waste in every area of production and warehousing at your organization. 

Put our multidisciplinary team to work for you

Our team includes consultants, experienced managers, and engineers who understand manufacturing. We serve more than 1,000 manufacturers. We will use our experiences from working with them to work for you. However, we realize that every client is unique, so we will design and build a sustainable “lean” system specific to your needs.

Our lean manufacturing operations improvement process includes reducing waste and cost in:

  • Material management
  • Production processes
  • Product/Process design and launch
  • Your supply chain
  • Distribution/Logistics

We can cover all phases from the product development process, APQP, launch, and steady state build out. When necessary, we can provide field staff to fill temporary voids in management and engineering positions. 

Study shows opportunity to double productivity

For a manufacturer, we were able to improve efficiency enough so that the plant could deliver an improved product at the same time that it totally eliminated the third shift.

Plante Moran can help you with a menu of profit-enhancing techniques, including:

  • Plant consolidation
  • Six Sigma
  • Quality systems
  • Lean/Toyota production system
  • Continuous improvement
  • Ending customer mandated containment
  • Cost reduction
  • Performance measurement
  • Product & process development and launch

“As a longstanding Plante & Moran client, I view Plante & Moran as a first-class organization whose culture emphasizes making staff happy, and that philosophy means my company receives excellent service. Members of our Plante & Moran account team are genuinely happy people who take pride in their work. Plante & Moran’s exceptionally low turnover also means we’ve had the same account team members for a very long time, contributing to their status with our organization as trusted business advisors.”

Bruce Graham, Executive Vice President and CFO
Creative Foam