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Here are some examples of our work along with a list of some of our clients.
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Situation — Aerospace components firm was having “stock-outs” of critical items at bottleneck operations.
Task — Develop a means of ensuring component availability
Action — Worked with the VP of Operations to create a “Supermarket” of critical items at key operations. Developed and implemented a "Tandem" MRP/Min-Max approach. MRP planned components into central stores and used “Kanbans” to pull items in to the work center supermarket when on-hand levels dropped below a pre-set minimum quantity.
Result — fewer stock-outs with minimum increase in inventory.
Situation — Bottleneck at receiving inspection.
Task — Develop a process to reduce inspection time without increasing headcount.
Action — Established a Supplier Certification Program. Required suppliers to document inspection results for supplied components. Set up ASQ Skip Processes to reduce the frequency of inspection for dependable suppliers/items.
Result — Reduced average inspection time from 1 week to 2 days.
Case Study: Aerospace Components Manufacturer (Enidine)
Situation — Rural Electric Coop needed a better means of tracking subcontractors at multiple sites in Rural Alaska.
Task — Implement a Purchasing Contracts system to build contracts, produce electronic/paper documents, and track submission of project documentation and milestone reports.
Action — Configured an off-the-shelf Purchasing module and loaded Client Contract Documents, developed training for Purchasing staff.
Result — Purchasing was able to manage sub-contractors and ensure projects were completed according to contract awards/documentation and project schedule
"Gary was able to set up, implement, and train our Purchasing Department on the Purchase Contracts system in just 6 weeks."
Purchasing Manager, Golden Valley Electric – Fairbanks, Alaska
Situation — Managed a Project to provide training to 200 client users. The project included 38 different classes over a 3-week period. Workers go on strike the day classes are to start.
Task — Reschedule 38 classes with limited space available.
Action — Delivered some training on the shop floor due to lack of classroom space.
Result — Completed training on time, got great user buy-in from shop floor students.
"Gary and his team were able to provide this training under extreme constraints - time and space. They delivered completely and on time." Garlock ERP Project Manager
Garlock Sealing Technologies, Palmyra, NY
Situation — Clients, team members at remote locations. Not able to bring participants to a single location.
Task — Conduct training or conduct meetings without travel, time away from plant/office.
Action — Used Webex, Go To Meeting, SKYPE (now Zoom and MS Teams) to collaborate via the internet.
Result — Saved clients days of un-productive time traveling and expenses attending meetings.
Case Study: Wyman/Gordan, Camping World
Stalled ERP Project
Situation — Electronics manufacturing client lost focus on the implementation of an ERP system and the project stalled. The implementation team needed revamping.
Task — Review project assumptions and plans and make recommendations to restart the project.
Action — Interviewed stakeholders, reviewed software modules, redesigned project plans, and made recommendations to management. I was selected to lead the new project implementation.
Result — Successfully implemented the ERP system in 90 days.
"Gary reviewed our stalled Oracle ERP project. He made several suggestions to get us back on track including using a building block approach. After approving his project plan Gary and his team implemented the system in 90 days."
Rick Cirincione, President, Electronics Component Manufacturer.