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Mark Stevens Green Bay

469 Security Blvd.
Green Bay, WI 54313



Email: mstevens@wipfli.com

Mark Stevens


Mark Stevens offers experience and skills developed through working more than 25 years in the manufacturing industry. Today, he leads Wipfli LLP’s manufacturing and consulting practice that serves clients throughout the United States and Asia. Mark has guided local, national, and international manufacturing companies through all facets of operational excellence and technology integration. He has a passion for helping manufacturers become more customer-effective and operationally efficient.

  • Lean/Sigma Black Belt
  • Registered Industrial Architect
Professional Memberships and Activities
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) - Member

Areas of Focus

  • Business strategic planning and alignment
  • Manufacturing operational and business dashboards
  • Performance measurement systems
  • Lean/Sigma strategy development and education
  • Lean/Sigma improvement events
  • Quality systems integration and compliance
  • Enterprise resource planning (ERP) integration and project management
  • Work flow integration systems


University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Bachelor degree in architecture
  • Registered industrial architects
Templeton College - Oxford, England
  • Advanced Business Management Leadership training
Villanova University
  • Lean/Sigma Black Belt

Recent Insights


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Pros and cons of using industrial robots in your manufacturing operation
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6 predictions: What manufacturing could look like after COVID-19
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Manufacturing resilience in the face of crisis
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Five signs it may be time for an ERP update
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How crises cause industry disruption and innovation
Mar 27, 2020

How manufacturers have responded to COVID-19
Mar 27, 2020

Keeping the shop floor lights on: Effective and safe options during COVID-19
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5 policies that can keep your employees safe and your shop floor running
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What the Internet of Things (IoT) Means to the Future of Discrete Manufacturing
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What's the Cost of Putting Off an ERP Decision?
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Harness the Power of Business Intelligence For Better Decision Making and More Effective Collaboration
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Is Your Job Shop Ready for an ERP?
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What Job Shops Need to Know About Cloud ERP Systems
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How Job Shops and Contract Manufacturers Can Create a Quality Sales Pipeline
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ERP Best Practices for Each Phase of Implementation
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How to Improve the Four Steps of the Customers’ Life Cycle
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How Manufacturers Can Get the Most Out of an ERP System
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Top 2019 IoT Technology Trends for Manufacturing Job Shops
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Video Demo: Using Shop Floor Optics to Solve Process Leakage
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4 Practical Ways Manufacturers Can Leverage IIoT With Shop Floor Optics
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Shop Floor Optics: The Mystery of Production Leakage - Using Data to Find the Root Cause
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4 Technology Rules Job Shops Need to Apply for Growth
Sep 17, 2018

Why Cybercrime is a Legitimate Threat to Job Shops
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5 Practical Ways to Boost Job Shop Sales
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How to More Accurately Forecast Sales and Marketing
Jul 23, 2018

The Importance of Measuring Your Job Shop’s Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)
Jul 18, 2018

Shop Floor Optics: How to Increase Uptime and Profitability
Jul 16, 2018

Differences Between ERP and CRM — And Why Integration is Important for Manufacturers
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How to Increase Manufacturing Productivity in 2018 Without Adding Labor Costs
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Why CRM is More Than Just a Sales Tool
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Top 4 Manufacturing Challenges of Implementing IoT
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Psychology of Shop Floor Dashboards & Productivity
Jun 05, 2018

7 Tips for Successful CRM Implementation in Manufacturing
May 29, 2018

Overcome 5 Common Manufacturing Issues with CRM
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5 Ways the IoT Can Increase Manufacturing Capacity and Uptime
May 08, 2018

7 Ways to Forecast Manufacturing Sales More Accurately with CRM
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Why the Latest CRM is Essential for Manufacturers
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Manufacturers Must Embrace Future of IoT Technology or Fall Behind
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How to Leverage the IoT in Manufacturing [Infographic]
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IT and OT Alignment: The Key to Greater Efficiency in Discrete Manufacturing
Nov 28, 2017

The Digital Workforce: What Does it Mean for Discrete Manufacturers?
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Are Robots a Threat to Todays Manufacturing Workforce?
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The Four Biggest Challenges for Job Shops
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How Knowing Your Data Can Boost Job Shop Productivity
Jul 14, 2017

What Discrete Manufacturers Need to Know About Robots
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5 Ways to Improve Efficiencies on the Job Shop Floor
Jul 07, 2017

The Real Cost of Unplanned Downtime—How to Avoid the Risks
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4 Steps to Get the Most Out of Your ERP Investment
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What’s the Potential Payback of the IoT for Discrete Manufacturers?
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Do ERP Best Practices Apply to My Job Shop?
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Debunking the Top 4 Job Shop ERP Myths
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Top 5 Questions to Ask When Choosing an ERP System
May 25, 2017

Top 4 Issues Job Shops Need to Address for Success
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How Job Shops Can Save on Overhead Costs
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How to Adapt to Customers Changing Their Minds
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The Psychology of Gaining Productivity in a Job Shop
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Process or Efficiency: Which Matters Most in a Job Shop?
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What’s the Payback of an ERP System for Job Shops and Contract Manufacturers?
Feb 24, 2017

How Can I Improve Scheduling for My Job Shop?
Feb 17, 2017

The Secrets of Reducing Lead Times in Job Shops
Feb 10, 2017

The Pros and Cons of NetSuite for Job Shops
Feb 03, 2017

A Roadmap to Sales Reporting for Job Shops and Contract Manufacturers
Jan 27, 2017

Improve Sales Results by Focusing on Sales PROCESS!
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Marketing 101 for Job Shops
Jan 20, 2017

How IoT Can Help You Develop Deeper Customer Relationships
Jan 17, 2017

How The Internet of Things Is Changing The Way Discrete Manufacturers Produce Products
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Creating Your Job Shop’s Value Proposition and Customer Strategy
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How Job Shops Can Build A Robust Sales Pipeline
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Taking the Sting Out of a Tight Labor Market
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Using Big Data To Improve Your Manufacturing Process
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How to Engage Everyone in Your ERP Software Solution
Nov 25, 2016

How Can Manufacturers Leverage The Industrial Internet?
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5 Key Elements Of Analytics To Consider
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Before You Implement a Cloud ERP: What Job Shops Need to Know
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Nov 01, 2016

Six Signs You’re Ready for an ERP
Oct 28, 2016

6 Keys To More Effective Decision-Making
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Oct 21, 2016

The Strategic vs. Operations Thinker
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How An ERP Can Help You Grow Your Job Shop
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Why Your Job Shop Needs an ERP System
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The Internet Of Things Vs. The Industrial Internet
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Do Your Manufacturing Process Workflows Stifle Human Genius?
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How Can Value-Stream Mapping Improve Operations?
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Why Lean Processes Shouldn't Be Limited To The Shop Floor
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