Think of us as the "Shark Tank" of consulting;
a supercharged network of improvement sages specializing in world class business excellence techniques.
Our team is loaded with practicing Master Black Belts; not just trainers or theorists.
Most have Master-level degress in business, engineering, etc. and accompanying certifications.
Interview 100 self-acclaimed Black Belts or process improvement experts, ask even a few detailed questions,
and what you'll find are no more than hollow buzz words on a resume. Our team actually lives by the methodology
practicing daily and using or specializing in major optimization systems and techniques including:
Our Master Black Belts walk the path of profitability.
We don't come in and meaninglessly process flow / value stream map the entire organization
or arbitrarily 5S areas and make people tape where the stapler goes on their desk.
A pretty shadow board showing where tools go is nice.
What's better is more frequently used tools closer to the point of use in a way that minimizes
motion, makes work easier, and therefore gains at least a soft cost save.
We transform the current state into a more profitable contained state.
Then we transform the contained state into a more profitable future state.
If any step would result in a less profitable condition or payback period greater than the company's cut off (generally 12 months),
then we don't make the change. Practicing in this manner has allowed us to save literally millions of dollar per year
in the industries below.
Millions of dollars per year have been saved entriprise-wide including the following functions:
Click "Training" in the menu above for our complete list of business excellence classes.
All MBB Consulting classes are instructor-led in a clean, quiet, comfortable, and professional conference room setting. Instructors are certified Master Black Belt practicioners with decades of experience making actual improvements across a wide range of industries. Whenever possible, a Master Black Belt will be fit to the students' field in order to provide the most relevant real-world examples and discussion.
$3,500 Over 5 Days
Designed for every employee in the company. Techniques are condensed down to essential steps necessary to make significant improvement out on the plant floor or in their own areas with nothing more than paper, pencil, ruler, and a calculator.
I had the privilege of working with our Master Black Belt when he spearheaded the Six Sigma transformation within our company. The "do-as-I-do" disciplined style of his direction resonated within our entire organization. This was during a period of escalated growth and the management struggles that often accompany. Through his steady and focused approach, he brought structure to the craziness, garnered buy-in at all levels, and was quickly recognized as the guru. This was several years ago and now as a leader in an unrelated industry, I still find myself looking back on many of the concepts and methods we discussed. You may remember that one great teacher you had when you were in school, or a mentor you still think about today? He is one of those kind of special people who one is fortunate to know.
Our Master Black Belt introduced improved quality and manufacturing processes. Our company was moving to become ISO certified. He and I, plus one other, came from the automotive side and certified in ISO. Further, we had QS experience which was a more concentrated standard to allow all automotive companies to work to the same quality and manufacturing standard. He was also familiar with TS quality standards.
Our Master Black Belt Instructor was instrumental in getting my department to change the way we think. Achieving success in Lean methods sometimes needs an overhaul of conventional methods and our MBB was the person that can take the concept from an abstract form to reality in the most efficient way possible. The Lean Six Sigma projects that our department conducted helped us reduce costs and streamline our operations.
Owner / Consultant
Lake City Consulting