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Achieve critical business performance improvement in months, not years.

TRANSFORM YOUR OPERATIONAL CULTURE TO IMPROVE YOUR PERFORMANCE

At POWERS, we help manufacturers plan and implement measurable and sustainable performance improvements in critical areas of the organization's value chain, from inputs to outputs. Our unique method of management consulting aligns your leadership, workforce, and company culture to achieve higher performance in vital areas such as capacity, uptime, and throughput. Our proven methods in manufacturing operations consulting can return millions to your bottom line. And through our hands-on, onsite training and coaching techniques, your team will reach and sustain these critical productivity improvements in months, not years.

Our unique approach transforms manufacturing facility performance in the key metrics of:

Capacity

Throughput

Uptime

Cost Management

Time to Market

Margin

Our method is different

We are not typical management consultants or manufacturing operations advisors. We are a team of highly-experienced, boots-on-the-ground analysts, facilitators, and implementers. We roll up our sleeves and work side-by-side with your front-line managers and supervisors, in your facilities, out on your factory floor, and within your company culture. We help develop your managers and supervisors and improve your business processes to achieve years of critical productivity gains in a matter of months. These team "wins" translate directly to improving your bottom line.

We have deep-level manufacturing operations, finance, supply chain, facilities, logistics, infrastructure, and human resources experience to make targeted productivity improvements sustainable, delivering long-term value. As a result, our clients typically realize a substantial return on their investment with our firm.

Our focus is on:

Front-Line Leadership Development

We work side-by-side with your front-line managers and supervisors to uncover any challenges and put the right skills and behaviors in place to transform performance. And our leadership training provides the tools and techniques to make these performance improvements trainable and sustainable.

Shop Floor Excellence Programs

Our proven method of best practices ensures the highest degree of shop floor excellence in your manufacturing facility. We look at everything from what you measure, how you measure it, to overall quality, communication, cost, and control mechanisms to optimize your processes, and improve your performance.

Maintenance Performance Effectiveness

We analyze your current plant maintenance processes to develop an optimization plan to improve team productivity, reduce downtime, manage overall cost, and then implement it to meet the needs of your facilities increasing efficiency and effectiveness.

OPERATIONAL CULTURE IMPROVEMENT

Our unique approach to management consulting provides the leadership and continuous improvement training necessary to align your operational performance with your corporate culture and values.

Let's tackle the critical performance improvements that would transform your business in months, not years. Schedule an initial analysis with one of our manufacturing performance improvement experts today by calling 678-971-4711 or by clicking on the link below.

UNLOCK THE PERFORMANCE POTENTIAL OF YOUR

FRONT-LINE LEADERSHIP TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

list front-line leadership training as a key to reducing costs and improving margin.

78% of top manufacturing executives list front-line leadership training as a key to reducing costs and improving margin.

Front-line managers make up roughly 60% of a company’s management ranks (Harvard Business Review).

Front-line managers and supervisors are the glue that holds a business together and can make or break key manufacturing metrics such as capacity, throughput, uptime, and margin. They are responsible for many of the day-to-day operations and impact the health of your business and its culture. Unfortunately, they are typically also the team members with the least amount of managerial experience and leadership training.

When training these front-line supervisors and managers to be more effective leaders and improve teamwork, companies face many challenges. A recent survey from Woohoo Inc. showed that the number one reason employees have a “bad day at work” is due to a lack of help and support from their manager. POWERS has the expertise to train your front-line personnel into the leaders you need to drive productivity and transform performance.

A COMMITMENT TO FACTORY SHOP FLOOR EXCELLENCE

Nearly are set to retire over the next ten years, taking their specialized skills and institutional knowledge with them.

Nearly 27% of manufacturing workers are set to retire over the next ten years, taking their specialized skills and institutional knowledge with them.

The majority of manufacturing companies run at 60 - 80% efficiency (Rhythm Systems). Therefore, focusing on shop floor excellence best practices can be genuinely transformative for driving manufacturing performance improvement and achieving full capacity. But implementing effective training programs can be challenging.

To significantly impact manufacturing shop floor excellence, everyone in the organization must be pulling in the same direction. This incremental process improvement begins with team leadership. The site leader must be dedicated to a compelling vision for organizational excellence and be able to communicate it persistently and consistently at all levels. POWERS can help your team get there and stay there with the right plan and the right training.

IMPROVING MAINTENANCE EFFICIENCY AND EFFECTIVENESS

Downtime costs most factories somewhere between of their production capacity.

Downtime costs most factories somewhere between 5% and 20% of their production capacity.

According to Deloitte, unplanned manufacturing downtime costs an estimated $50 billion every year. Your maintenance team’s primary job is to maximize uptime, ensuring you’re operating at or near full capacity and product is flowing to your customers. If your maintenance team’s performance is a drag on production, in areas like preventive practices, staffing, planning, parts inventory, and scheduling, your overall capacity, not to mention your bottom line, will suffer.

There are many maintenance philosophies, ranging from a mentality of “run until it breaks” to constant monitoring and repair of equipment. In most manufacturing facilities, a preventive maintenance program ensures the best performance. Regular maintenance is essential in preventing the failure of critical equipment, which can significantly affect productivity. The experts at POWERS can help you develop and implement a best-practices and continuous improvement plan to maximize your maintenance program’s effectiveness.

ALIGNING WORK CULTURE AND PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT

Employees’ overall ratings of their company’s qualities, like collaboration, work environment, and mission and value alignment, are at companies with strong cultures.

Employees’ overall ratings of their company’s qualities, like collaboration, work environment, and mission and value alignment, are 20% higher at companies with strong cultures.

Company culture is essentially the personality of a company. It’s how employees behave in the company and how the organization delivers a sustainable competitive advantage. Organizational culture consists of company values, vision, beliefs, and habits. The most important part of any company is the people. So when work culture isn’t engaging your workforce, individual productivity, and overall performance suffer.

According to Forbes, culture has to do with “Company vision, values, norms, systems, symbols, language, assumptions, beliefs, and habits.” Company culture is something that exists in your company’s DNA. It’s not something that employees bring with them. Our aim at POWERS is to train your entire organization on the behaviors that not only exemplify your company culture but deliver maximum performance. We call it "Operationalizing Your Culture."

WE MEASURE OUR SUCCESS THROUGH OUR CLIENTS' ACHIEVEMENTS

POWERS Energizes Dairy and Coffee Beverage Company’s Capacity and Capability While Lowering Costs

Summary A large, private dairy producer in the northeast, which produces dairy products and ready-to-drink coffee beverages, looked to POWERS for ways to increase capacity at reduced costs operationally to remain a leader in their industry. Click here to download a PDF copy of this article Save it to read later, or share with a…

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POWERS Sparks $4M Turnaround For Cold Storage Distribution Center, Transforms Management Operating Systems

Summary One of the world’s largest independent poultry producers needed POWERS to help significantly upgrade front-line management skills, behaviors, processes, and controls to improve operational performance and the bottom line. POWERS identified the business’s true capabilities, changed expectations, and implemented a proactive, self-sustaining performance-based culture. The impact? A $4 million turnaround stemming from cost control…

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A Tale of Three Supply Tiers: POWERS Helps International Automaker Fix Supply Chain Woes and Boost Productivity

International Automaker A multi-billion-dollar powerhouse automaker approached POWERS for help with their assembly facilities in the U.S. With a presence on every continent except Antarctica, this company relied on punctual, high-quality delivery from its Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers. Still, some suppliers were struggling to meet service level standards. The automaker’s supply chain strategy…

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POWERS Helps Agricultural Giant Rein in HR Issues Caused by Rapid Growth

Private Agribusiness Producer / Supplier A large, privately owned global agribusiness corporation with over 8,500 employees asked POWERS to help deal with some challenges caused by their rapid expansion. Founded in 1946, the company had successfully grown into one of the largest private suppliers of potato products, beef ranching, and farm and feed products in…

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Midwestern Turkey Producer Gets Major Maintenance Upgrade From POWERS

International Turkey Producer This Midwestern turkey producer was founded by 15 growers in 1998 and now packs for over 60 local and national brands which are distributed internationally to supermarkets and restaurants. They were challenged with equipment and line unreliability and unpredictability when it was needed to produce. They approached POWERS to help them create…

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POWERS provides expertise for new facility built by major food producer

Major Food Producer A major poultry producer secured an additional product supply contract and started construction of a new facility in early 2019 with planned ramp up/start up in January 2020. Besides the complexities and coordination challenges with new construction, the executive leadership team expected everyone to step in and know how to run the…

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THE POWERS DIFFERENCE

The performance and productivity issues that can affect a company's bottom line exist in every industry. Whether it's performing up to your manufacturing firm's capacity in Food & Beverage or AS9100 compliance in the Aerospace & Defense sector, the challenges come down to improving your people and processes. Our management consulting team is made up of business performance improvement experts. Together we provide deep, hands-on operations, finance, logistics, infrastructure, and human resources experience to deliver immediate and sustainable performance improvement across many business sectors. To talk to one of our experts about improving your organization's performance in months, not years, give us a call at 866-403-6358.

The industries we have experience in include:

Food & Beverage
Oil & Gas
Pharmaceuticals
Aerospace & Defense
Automotive
Insurance
Medical Devices
Manufacturing
Agriculture
Metals
Chemicals
Consumer Goods

WE DELIVER CRITICAL PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT FOR MANY INDUSTRY LEADERS IN MONTHS, NOT YEARS.

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