Manufacturing

Operational Excellence

Engaged workforce. Optimized processes. Accelerated growth.

Accomplishing operational or organizational goals is impossible when either people or processes—or both—are not aligned and optimized.

Wipfli’s manufacturing experts believe any organization can perform better tomorrow than it does today. That it can constantly evolve, improve, and change through collaboration and problem solving around a common purpose. And the energy and commitment of employees can drive the change needed to make continuous improvement contagious and sustainable.

This continuous journey starts by:

  • Building on varying perspectives and talent already inherent in your organization
  • Bringing about self-discovery in your organization
  • Aligning people, process, and technology

When organizations are bogged down handling day-to-day activities, it’s difficult to focus on what lies ahead. Wipfli’s seasoned manufacturing experts help strip away the complexities, uncooperative mindsets, and waste that stand in the way of better performance. Realizing operational excellence is only possible when people, processes, and systems are working in concert, creating meaningful change sometimes requires slowing processes down to better understand how to successfully speed things up. 

Read how several manufacturers got 'unstuck' by empowering their people to spearhead high-impact improvements that drove lasting value.

  • ANGI Energy Systems: Energizing opportunities for more capacity, greater cost savings, deeper employee engagement, and less lead time
  • Brunk Industries: Continuous improvement journey has led to improved operations, reduction in costs and significant growth
  • Sintex-Wausaukee Composites, Inc.: Empowering talent to drive change yields a quantum leap; from formidable challenge to thriving success

Wipfli experts partner with you as you align your people, technology, and processes to engage your workforce and position your company for growth and success.

Featured Expertise

Mark Stevens

Mark brings his clients the experience and skills developed through working more than 28 years in the manufacturing industry. He leads Wipfli's manufacturing and distribution consulting practice. From facility design to continuous improvement programs, Mark has guided local, national, and international manufacturing companies through all facets of business strategic planning, process improvement, operational excellence, and technology integration. He has a passion for helping manufacturers become more customer-effective and operationally efficient.

Manufacturing Live Webinar

 Discovery Event for Manufacturers

Manufacturing Operational Assessment

Featured Success Story

Lean to the Future: How Brunk Industries addressed their new norm head on

Brunk Industries was challenged to drive costs out of their current business model and operations as well as create a lean culture. Wipfli's overall approach with hands-on support helped bring results and stability to Brunk's lean journey.

Featured Insight

What the Internet of Things (IoT) Means to the Future of Discrete Manufacturing

Microsoft reports that 79% of today's manufacturers are using IoT technologies, with 82% of them reporting increases in operational efficiency and improved product quality. Are you leveraging the IoT to your advantage?