BIG Manufacturing Consulting

Increase Profitability Through Meaningful

System and Cultural Improvements

BIG Manufacturing Consulting

Increase Profitability Through Meaningful System and Cultural Improvements

Our Consulting Approach

As a training and consulting company, we work with and train an intitial “pilot team” when approaching a project. The team will then work together on the following:

  • Baseline the current-state system
  • Analyze the production line (with the aid of our Total Analysis Software Package)
  • Suggest possible process improvement solutions and ways to eliminate waste & ergonomic/safety concerns
  • Implement the new process and create a set of standard steps utilizing industrial engineering standards
  • Check the status post-implementation, then develop & coach Lean Leadership skills to the supervisors with a focus on “Respect for Humanity”
  • Sustainment tools are embedded into the system in order to ensure continued succes

1 Day Lean BASICS™ Training

Lean BASICS™

This workshop is a one-day introduction to understanding the BASICS of Lean.  The goal of this course is to give an overview of the implementation process of Lean tools and methodologies through interactive exercises.

 

3 Day Lean Tools Training

LEAN Tools and Team Styles

This workshop is a three-day in-depth introduction to understanding the Lean BASICS model. Participants will learn about and work on implementing additional Lean Tools.  The goal of this course is to give an overview of the how to apply Lean tools and innitiatives upon returing to your company. We also go into depth about how to work effectively in teams using the Meyers Briggs Type Indicator.

5 Day Lean Practitioner Certification

LEAN Practitioner Training

This workshop is a five-day immersion course designed to certify you on the use of LEAN tools and methodologies. Through use of hands-on application of the tools to real life activities you will be guided through the week incrementally learning more about how to improve processes using the BASICS approach. The goal of this course, while still an overview, is to give a solid understanding to make impactful and lasting improvements in your company. 

BIG Business Assessments

Options range in duration from a plant visit and informal report to a fully documented week long assessment

One-on-One Advising and Mentorship

Our Consulting Approach

As a training and consulting company, we work with and train an intitial “pilot team” when approaching a project. The team will then work together on the following:

  • Baseline the current-state system
  • Analyze the production line (with the aid of our Total Analysis Software Package)
  • Suggest possible process improvement solutions and ways to eliminate waste & ergonomic/safety concerns
  • Implement the new process and create a set of standard steps utilizing industrial engineering standards
  • Check the status post-implementation, then develop & coach Lean Leadership skills to the supervisors with a focus on “Respect for Humanity”
  • Sustainment tools are embedded into the system in order to ensure continued success.

1 Day Lean BASICS™ Training

Lean BASICS™

This workshop is a one-day introduction to understanding the BASICS of Lean.  The goal of this course is to give an overview of the implementation process of Lean tools and methodologies through interactive exercises.

 

3 Day Lean Tools Training

LEAN Tools and Team Styles

This workshop is a three-day in-depth introduction to understanding the Lean BASICS model. Participants will learn about and work on implementing additional Lean Tools.  The goal of this course is to give an overview of the how to apply Lean tools and innitiatives upon returing to your company. We also go into depth about how to work effectively in teams using the Meyers Briggs Type Indicator.

5 Day Lean Practitioner Certification

LEAN Practitioner Training

This workshop is a five-day immersion course designed to certify you on the use of LEAN tools and methodologies. Through use of hands-on application of the tools to real life activities you will be guided through the week incrementally learning more about how to improve processes using the BASICS approach. The goal of this course, while still an overview, is to give a solid understanding to make impactful and lasting improvements in your company. 

BIG Business Assessments

Options range in duration from a plant visit and informal report to a fully documented week long assessment.

One-on-One Advising

& Mentorship

Examples of Some of our Clients

 Lead Contact For Manufacturing Operational Excellence

Mike Meyers

Mike Meyers

Partner and Vice Presidnet of Operations

With over 25 years of manufacturing experience, Mike has filled a variety of leadership roles. At Donnelly Corporation he focused on mastering and implementing the Donnelly Production System (DPS) company-wide. Starting as a Production Supervisor and being promoted to positions of Manufacturing Manager, Operations Manager and Plant Manager, Mike developed his skills for continuous improvement through a combination of comprehensive training sessions and shop floor experiences.  He used these techniques and his distinct ability to work with teams to drive change and successfully turn around non-performing plants Mike also supervised the start-up and expansion of a “Greenfield” facility while managing multiple consecutive and concurrent major models launches.  During this period, plants he managed were awarded Toyota’s coveted “Most Improved Supplier of the Year.”

In addition to his time at Donnelly, Mike’s comprehensive career experience also includes being Vice President of Operations/ Director of Lean Implementation at a machining and casting corporation where he was responsible for building a complete Lean Enterprise and establishing a culture of continuous improvement in a union environment. Under Mike’s leadership, the company was awarded General Motors “Supplier Quality Excellence” award in recognition of their superior supplier teaming and outstanding customer satisfaction

 

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