Supply Chain Development

Partner with Suppliers & Win More Business

You can turn the way you manage your supply chain into a strategic advantage, and get more of the new business you’re after. By partnering closely on mutual goals, properly managing expectations on both sides, and balancing to unavoidable constraints, everyone wins. We can help you:

  • shorten delivery and lead times
  • gain control over your master production schedule
  • identify and resolve critical supplier constraint points
  • implement creative solutions that deliver quantifiable results

Maximize your Supply Chain’s Full Potential

Building a seamless operation that accounts for suppliers’ capabilities, capacity, and scheduling within your own planning activities is key. Through a collaborative Value Stream Mapping approach, we can help you identify your most profitable relationships and make them even more productive.

Take the guess work out of knowing when parts will come back, and remove the obstacles holding up your own delivery efforts or impacting your quality performance.

Let our Quality Management expertise help you meet industry standards and achieve certifications to satisfy your supply chain requirements.

For defense contractor suppliers, don’t risk losing business. Ensuring your compliance in cybersecurity is a must. Our experienced team can assess your current situation and work with you to craft a plan to meet minimum cybersecurity standards.

Take Your Business Forward with the Right Plan

Prioritize actions and effectively allocate resources to reach new heights and ensure that your business is on a sustainable course for the future.

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  • make data-driven decisions to support key business objectives
  • distinguish your unique capabilities and value proposition
  • identify and pursue the right priorities
  • allocate the right resources to ensure your success

Meet Changing Demands with Flexibility & Capacity

  • produce new parts with efficiency and confidence
  • exceed customer expectations with faster speed to market
  • produce excellent quality with built-in mistake proofing

Develop New Products Faster

  • experience quicker speed to market
  • get faster throughput on new products
  • employ smarter resource and capacity management
  • concentrate on the most profitable priorities

Show Reliability with Quality Standards & Certification Management

  • get expertise in obtaining ISO 9000 certification
  • improve your internal quality auditing
  • leverage your certifications to win more business



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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