Lean Continuous Improvement

Investing in Key Process Improvements to Reach Organizational Goals

May 22, 2014

by Matin Karbassioon

Goal setting is an essential component of growth planning. But if you fail to include continuous improvement as an integral part of your plan, your goals might not come to fruition. Establishing process improvements around cross training, standard work, and elimination of variations are just a few proven ways to build a more engaged workforce and a sounder enterprise....(continue reading)

Keeping Your Company Valuable and Viable

May 12, 2014

by Mark Paggioli

Whether you're a new business owner, a seasoned pro who's evaluating where to take the business next, or an owner considering transitioning the business to its next leader, you share the same concern: how do I keep this business as valuable as possible and as viable as I can? Most small business owners consider their business their most valuable...(continue reading)

What Makes a Successful Business Loan Application

April 07, 2014

by Mark Paggioli

Access to capital is vital to company growth, particularly if you're a small privately held company. While the vast majority of business owners (89%) recently surveyed had growth strategy aspirations, only 46% of them had the required capital resources to execute those strategies. These are the findings of Pepperdine University’s 2014 Capital Markets Report. This same study reported that the...(continue reading)

The Cost of Workplace Disorganization

April 03, 2014

by Laurel Suchecki

When you walk around your production floor do you see forgotten coffee cups, trash on the bench or piles of swept up debris that has not made it any further?  If so, have you thought about how this affects your productivity, quality or morale.  Often basic housekeeping is overlooked in favor of "productivity." This is a common practice but...(continue reading)

Lean Healthcare: Reducing Medical Costs

April 03, 2014

by Matin Karbassioon

With such a big need for our nation's healthcare system to reduce medical costs, find savings and create operating efficiencies, Lean principles are taking root throughout our healthcare system. Today major healthcare players like Virginia Mason Medical Center are benchmarking their practices and adapting Lean principles to the health care space. Recently, CONNSTEP ran a two-part training course on Lean...(continue reading)

CONNSTEP solved a huge problem for us and helped us bring our delivery rate to 100%. As a direct result of that, we have been awarded with an increase in business which, ultimately, will also benefit (our supplier) Har-Conn.”

CT manufacturer Pegaasus

Chris DePentima

CEO, Pegasus Manufacturing Inc.

“I see great value in the new experiences and perspectives CONNSTEP brings to our business, at reasonable prices. They’re not like consultants, they’re like partners in the business – willing to roll up their sleeves and help.”

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Mark Burzynski

President, Arthur G Russell Co

“CONNSTEP has proved to be a tremendous resource for ESI. CONNSTEP has helped us to adapt to today’s marketplace and remain a quality minded, competitive global player. Our ISO/TS16949 implementation process was efficient and rewarding. I look forward to our future projects with CONNSTEP.”

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Ron Delfini

President, Engineering Specialties Inc.

“CONNSTEP worked with FuelCell Energy to educate and facilitate Lean initiatives and to help meet our needs to establish an overall production improvement plan. This plan has been utilized over a period of time as a ‘guiding light’ to spur numerous improvements that dramatically reduced our product cost.”

Tom Lucas

Manager, Fuel Cell Energy

“CONNSTEP is a valuable partner to Hologic, providing the expertise and ‘outside eyes’ everyone needs to keep their continuous improvement on track. We are now well-positioned on a dynamic growth path and look forward to a long-term relationship with CONNSTEP.”

Greg Safarik

VP Manufacturing Operations, Hologic

“Our experience working with CONNSTEP has brought us benefits we never expected. It’s a great team to work with!”

Bruce Wheeler

VP of Operations, Metal Finishing Technologies Inc.

“The goals of the team were to reduce manufacturing lead-time, reduce floor space utilized, and increase worker productivity. All the goals were met. CONNSTEP helped us to better compete.”

Tornik CT manufacturer

Dan Rubbo

General Manager, Tornik LLC

“The Business Growth Program is working well for us. We enhanced our website following the meetings to improve our SEO and become more visible to search engines. The segment on negotiating …  promoted changes in our thinking and improved how we interact with customers. The mentoring between sessions was helpful in boosting our progress.”

CT manufacturer Colonial Spring

Bill Lathrop

President, Colonial Spring Co.

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