Emerging Trends in Lean Manufacturing 2024

Sandro Galindo Management, Operations, Process Development

Manufacturers need to stay ahead of the curve for sustained success. As we set our sights on 2024, the principles of lean manufacturing continue to play a pivotal role in transforming how industries operate. At our manufacturing process design and development consulting firm, we recognize the dynamic nature of lean manufacturing and the need to embrace emerging trends that redefine …

Inventory Analysis

The Power of Inventory Analysis: Tips & Benefits

Sandro Galindo Management, Operations

In manufacturing, precision and efficiency reign supreme, and optimizing every aspect of your operation is crucial. Among the several factors influencing success, effective inventory management stands out as a linchpin. At Manufacturing Resource Network, we specialize in empowering engineered-to-order companies through comprehensive inventory analysis. Inventory analysis is more than just counting products on shelves. It’s a strategic approach that involves …

Lean Manufacturing 5S

Lean Manufacturing 5S to Boost Efficiency and Cut Costs

Sandro Galindo Management, Operations, Process Development

Are you seeking innovative ways to stay ahead of the game like every manufacturer today? One proven approach is Lean Manufacturing, a systematic method that maximizes efficiency while minimizing waste. Among the many tools in the Lean Manufacturing toolkit, the “5S” methodology stands out as a powerful strategy for streamlining operations, enhancing productivity, and ultimately, reducing costs. If you’re in …

Avoid Production Bottlenecks

How to Avoid Production Bottlenecks with Lean Methods and Tools

Sandro Galindo Management, Process Development

In today’s highly competitive manufacturing landscape, optimizing production efficiency and eliminating bottlenecks are paramount to success. Production bottlenecks can significantly impact your company’s bottom line, causing delays, increased costs, and customer dissatisfaction. Lean methods and tools are invaluable in identifying and mitigating these bottlenecks, ultimately enhancing productivity and profitability. Let us explore how manufacturers can avoid production bottlenecks by implementing …

Hiring A Manufacturing Management Consultant in 2019

Gerry Consulting, Management, Operations

The success and profitability of your manufacturing facility is dependent upon your leadership team and the vision and skills they bring to the table. In order to maintain your competitive edge, there will be times when you need the help of a manufacturing management consultant to assist with operational improvement.  When choosing a consultant, it’s important to choose a skilled …

Case Study: Addressing Bottlenecks and Poor Employee Engagement

Jordan Management

Learn how MRN partnered with a sporting goods equipment manufacturer to address leadership and employee engagement challenges. Industry: Sporting Goods Role Served: Vice President of Operations Situation: The client, a supplier of products used in the manufacture of sporting goods, was desiring a change in their operations leadership.  Plant performance was consistently below par and a new spark was needed …

Case Study: Leveraging an Interim VP of Operations to Improve OTD and Financial Performance

Gerry Management

Learn how MRN partnered with an oil and gas production equipment manufacturer to address supply chain and leadership challenges. Industry: Oil and Gas Role Served: Vice President of Operations/General Manager Situation: The client, an oil and gas production equipment manufacturer, was experiencing delivery issues and poor financial performance at one of its operating locations.  The site was a recent acquisition …

The Benefits of an Interim Manager before a Permanent Hire

Jordan Consulting, Management

In recent years, hiring an interim manager has become a valuable means not only for troubleshooting management techniques, but also for helping your business reach its goals more effectively over simply utilizing a management consultant. And, when your manufacturing facility is in the midst of the hiring process, interim managers can provide the direction and leadership your organization needs to …

Why Interim Managers Are Vital in the Private Equity Sector

Gerry Consulting, Management

With the recent shift to the on-demand economy in the United States, utilizing interim managers has become increasingly common in organizations of all sizes and industries. During periods of transition within a business, interim managers provide the expertise, stability and guidance the organization needs to continue to meet demands and achieve its goals. One of the leading industries utilizing interim …

The Ultimate Guide to Finding and Hiring a Project Manager

Gerry Consulting, Management

What is Project Management? Project Management Institute (PMI) defines project management as “the application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to project activities to meet the project requirements.” In business, an example of a project might be something like implementing new software that streamlines processes for employees, expanding distribution to a new market, designing and building a new website that …