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Industrial

Manufacturing – Industrial, Aerospace, Automotive, High Tech/Electronics, Pharmaceuticals, Chemicals, Capital Equipment

NEXT LEVEL Partners roots lie in executing Lean Transformation in manufacturing businesses.  Whether your products and services are high volume, repetitive offerings or custom engineered, low volume, high mix, we have the experience to drive operational and financial performance while building up your internal capability to continue to do so going forward.  We don’t believe in “cookie cutter” solutions to implementing Lean Transformation. Our customized approach ensures that we take the time to understand what you already have in place and build upon that to achieve your specific business objectives. 

In addition to improving your core supply chain, manufacturing and logistics/distribution processes, we have extensive experience driving operational and financial improvements via Lean Transformation in your core revenue growth processes such as product development, engineering, sales, marketing and functional support processes such as finance, human resources, information technology and others.  Our extensive work in service industries has given us the experience working in business/information flow processes to apply the tools and methods of Lean Transformation in all facets of your business.

Highlights of our Experience

Industrial, automotive, aerospace, high tech/electronics, pharmaceuticals, capital equipment and chemical processing are just a few of the types of manufacturing businesses we have helped transform. 

  • Companies as small as $20M to as large as $20B
  • High Volume Repetitive Manufacturing
  • Custom Engineered, Low Volume, High Mix
  • Targeted Improvements to Full Lean Transformations

Typical Focus Areas

Reducing costs, improving operational performance and accelerating growth in a sustainable way are all potential opportunities for Lean Transformation in manufacturing companies.  Here are some of the typical areas of focus:

  • New Product/Service Development
  • Program Management / Project Management
  • Sales / Marketing
  • Support Functions:  Finance/Human Resources/Information Services/Administration
  • Supply Chain Development / Management
  • Quality Planning / Management
  • Planning / Logistics
  • Fabrication / Assembly
  • Machining / Presses / Molding / Continuous Flow Processing
  • Distribution / Logistics
  • Aftermarket Parts, Maintenance and Repair Operations/Services
  • Customer Support / Technical Services
  • Total Productive Maintenance
  • Facilities Rationalization / Relocation
  • Facilities Layout / Design

Sampling of Results

Our engagements with clients range from 1 to 2 week targeted support workshops to 6 to 18 month Site/Business Transformations.  We work together to identify specific performance improvement targets and set the right pace to match your needs.  The following are typical results that we achieve in our engagements:

  • Labor Productivity Improvements 20-30%
  • Cost of Poor Quality Reductions  30-50%
  • Factory Lead Time Reductions 50-70%
  • 40-60% Reductions in Machine Changeover Times
  • Total Value Stream Lead Time Reduction 30-70%
  • Inventory Decreases 50-70%
  • Commercial & Engineering Lead Time Reductions 25-50%
  • Office productivity 15-20%

Plan

Deploying Strategy with laser-like execution…

People

Acquisition and Development of Leadership talent…

Process

Eliminating Waste and Building Capability through Lean/Sigma Transformations