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The CONNSTEP Advantage Magazine, Volume 3, Issue 1

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April 28, 2013

by Leslie Silverman

The CONNSTEP Advantage Magazine, Vol 3, Issue 1 Riding the Lean Growth Wave Art Byrne, former CEO of Wiremold and author of The Lean Turnaround:  How Business Leaders Use Lean Principles to Create Value and Transform their Companies, illustrates how leadership teams, in all industries, need to think and act to become true Lean companies. Also in this issue:...(continue reading)

The CONNSTEP advantage, Vol. 2, Issue 3

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October 01, 2012

by Nate Berger

Connecticut Manufacturing:  Current State, Future State The commemorate Connecticut Dream It. Do It. Manufacturing month, CONNSTEP talked with leaders from some of the state's key industries to examine their condition in 2012.  How have they weathered the recent economic slowdown and what is the forecast for going forward? While the high cost of doing business in Connecticut and the...(continue reading)

The CONNSTEP advantage, Vol. 2, Issue 2

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August 01, 2012

by Leslie Silverman

A Women's Place... is in a factory. These women embrace their feminine advantage and are outspoken advocates for the next generation of manufacturing leaders. Also in this issue: What I've Learned with Chris DiPentima, Pegasus Manufacturing All in the Family, profile of Modern Woodcrafts of Plainville, Connecticut:  Embracing continuous improvement and implementing Lean throughout the enterprise, Modern Woodcrafts is...(continue reading)

The CONNSTEP advantage, Vol. 2, Issue 1

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May 01, 2012

by Leslie Silverman

Quality as a Growth Strategy Today's quality programs take a holistic approach, and help companies not only meet the requirements of their current clients but provide opportunities to enter new markets. Also in this issue: What I've Learned with Bob Luther of Lex Products, Inc. No Limits, profile of Pauway of Wallingford, Connecticut:  With the AS 9100C certification secured,...(continue reading)

The CONNSTEP advantage, Vol. 1, Issue 3

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September 01, 2011

by Leslie Silverman

Lean Leadership "I make it a rule to believe only what I understand." Princeton University's fifteenth President, Harold Willis Dodds, was a brilliant scholar and a visionary leader.  His rule highlights the greatest challenge facing Connecticut business leaders today in their efforts to implement a Lean management culture.  To commit to Lean, leaders must believe in Lean.  To believe,...(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.”

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Chris DePentima

CEO, Pegasus Manufacturing Inc.

“The CONNSTEP team has been great to work with. In addition to being extremely flexible, they took the time to get to know us, our business, and our market which allowed them make the connection between our needs and goals with the continuous improvement and growth theories, principles, and knowledge they provide.”

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Frank Nevins

LogoSportswear.com

“We view the team at CONNSTEP as trusted advisors and enjoy an open relationship with them.  We use lean and continuous improvement to fully engage our staff, be responsive to our customers’ needs and remain competitive.”

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Bob Luther

CEO, Lex Products

“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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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.”

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Fuel Cell Energy Inc.

“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.”

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Hologic Inc.

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

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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.”

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Tornik LLC

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