A Chicago, Illinois-based steel fabricator, supplying a global market with wire product displays, store fixtures, point-of-purchase (POP) displays, and custom wire frameworks, engaged MetaOps, Inc. to help them reduce labor costs and decrease lead-times in order to make them competitive in their manufacturing niche and increase their profitability. This family-run Women’s Business Enterprise National Council-certified complex manufacturer was given an intensive crash course and leadership and teambuilding education in Operational Excellence (OpEx) concepts and practices. Their staff embraced OpEx strategies and tactics, and with assistance and coaching from MetaOps, Inc. MetaExperts’ support, they surpassed their OpEx goals.
The company’s president credited MetaExpert-lead Operational Excellence transformation with saving the company. MetaOps, Inc. MetaExperts did so by:
Hallmark results of the company’s transformation were that they increased their profit by $50,000 in 30 days due to ‘quick-hit’ innovations, ultimately increasing their annual profit performance by $700,000 in the first full year. The sum of their transformation also included:
Client Skills Required: OpEx understanding and deployment, agility in incorporating quick fixes, SOP (standard operating procedures) improvement, continuous process improvement, leadership and development in the practice of High-Performing Teams.
Contract Length: 30 days
Support by MetaOps, Inc.: OpEx training, mentoring, coaching and implementation, and High-Performing Teams development.