The CONNSTEP advantage, Vol. 2, Issue 1
May 01, 2012
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, Pauway has opened the door to new markets and unlimited growth opportunities.
- Manufacturing Quality: Quality in today’s manufacturing environment requires management of more than specifications and tolerances. To remain competitive, companies must use technology as a monitoring service and performance tool with the goal of improving both and eliminating waste.
- A Higher Calling, profile of AeroCision of Chester, Connecticut: AeroCision is plotting a new course and with the latest quality registration and the development of a world class culture – they’re turning the aerospace market upside down.
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“Our experience working with CONNSTEP has brought us benefits we never expected. It’s a great team to work with!”
“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.”
“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.”