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5S System Improves Workplace Organization & Productivity

January 20, 2020

by Dean Simmons

In a manufacturing production environment, having an organized and orderly workplace leads to better flow and greater efficiency and often allows workers to produce more at a sustained rate. [bctt tweet="5S is a method designed to create such an environment, leading to better control, productivity and safety, in a clean and orderly work area that exposes waste and errors....(continue reading)

Business Owner Succession Planning and Exit Strategies

January 07, 2020

by Dean Simmons

Selling the business. Exiting the company. Transitioning out of the organization. Whatever you call it, you are planning to leave your job as a business owner. As a small to medium-sized business owner, you work hard to make your company as successful as possible. And eventually, there comes a time when you decide that you are ready to depart...(continue reading)

Shop Floor Coaching to Improve Your Operations [Audio]

November 14, 2019

by Connstep Team

 Sustaining the improvements you’ve implemented on your shop floor can be a challenge over time. Whatever the reason for slipping back into the old ways of doing things, some resolve and professional guidance can return your business to better performance and productivity. Applying appropriate process improvement tools and methodologies can help. In this 11-minute conversation, you’ll hear about...(continue reading)

What Type of Business Owner Are You? [Audio]

October 16, 2019

by Connstep Team

 Consultants, industry experts, business professionals all have various names or categories for owner types. Maybe you’re a Strategic Thinker who focuses on what needs to be done to achieve your business goals. You could be a Tactical Fixer whose focus is on the present, just getting orders out the door and working on whatever needs attention that day....(continue reading)

Personal Coaching for the Small Business Owner [Audio]

September 30, 2019

by Connstep Team

 Sales are flat, profits are down, feeling burnt out, want to retire. Whatever the reason, it is undoubtedly more challenging and takes more deliberate planning to get results. If you are looking to get a clear picture of what you want to achieve in your business and the steps needed to accomplish it, this discussion on personal coaching...(continue reading)

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Chris DePentima

CEO, Pegasus Manufacturing Inc.

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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

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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!”

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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.”

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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.”

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Bill Lathrop

President, Colonial Spring Co.

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