Lean Continuous Improvement

Continuous Improvement Yields $7M in Increased Sales and $1.4M in Cost Savings

“Partnering with CONNSTEP has been extremely beneficial to AG Russell. From the initial leadership education to the rollout to our entire organization, we have seen amazing gains in our total organization’s engagement, goal attaining and results.” - Jason Ensminger, Continuous Improvement and Plant Manager, The Arthur G. Russell Co., Inc.   Background: Founded in 1945, The Arthur G. Russell...(continue reading)

Improved Inventory Management System Increases Sales at InCord

  “What CONNSTEP has contributed to the floor in productivity terms have been a huge win. We’re able to move material through the shop floor more efficiently with less mistakes, higher productivity, and reduced lead times. That’s key.” - Chip Merritt, Chief Entrepreneurial Officer, InCord   Background: InCord, which got its start in 1995, is one of the nation’s...(continue reading)

Carris Reels Saves Big After Improvement Efficiencies

        “CONNSTEP made efforts to get to know our people, understand our business, and uncover real opportunities. Getting buy-in was huge and pivotal to our success, and because of CONNSTEP’s efforts, the results show”.  – Steve Sabourin, Operations Manager, Carris Reels Background: With a history spanning back over 100 years, Carris Reels started under a different name as...(continue reading)

Modern Woodcrafts Maximizes Operational Efficiency with PRIME Kaizens

"We retired a lot of experience over the past three years, but we have a younger, more enthusiastic team who understands the commitment needed to achieve our goals of increased profitability. Although economically this is a tough situation for everybody, we have embraced it as a time to scrutinize our procedures, policies and our commitment to Lean principles. John’s...(continue reading)

Supply Chain Optimization for Pegasus Manufacturing

“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 Har-Conn.” - Chris DiPentima, President, Pegasus Manufacturing Inc.   Background: Aerospace Manufacturing Company Pegasus Manufacturing, Inc. produces complex fuel and oil transport tubing...(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.”

esi CT manufacturer

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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