VIDEO INTERVIEWS | GEORGE DOTSON - ROGER ALLMAND - ROGER GOFF
See extensive video interviews with several clients.
GEORGE DOTSON | PAST PRESIDENT, H&P INTERNATIONAL DRILLING CO.
"I was visiting with Alan last evening, and he said, "I had a good conversation with Barry about...." Then we spoke about our great satisfaction with the work by you and your group. The total project would not be where it is without your leadership and your group's energy and staying on task. I think every consultant faces many unknowns as he takes on a new assignment - expectations, personalities, customer culture, etc. While we must have presented the usual challenges, you have focused on what was best for the project and avoided the politics of H&P issues.
From the beginning, I did not believe we had the energy or culture that could withstand a major shock over manufacturing. If we could get manufacturing leadership, training and learning, we might change our ship's course a few degrees at a time. Alan and I think we are making good progress, and again I credit much of it to your willingness to align your work with us. Hiring your services was a major success for us. I didn't want to go further without letting you know that we talk about you, and it is all positive. Thanks for your personal efforts and those of your team."
"Helmerich & Payne IDC was accustomed to building rigs but not manufacturing rigs. We needed a better way to approach manufacturing 25 each $10M oil and gas drilling rigs at our Houston facility at the rate of two per month. SixthSenze™ personnel knew how to get it done, worked with us to implement the Lean Manufacturing approaches, and stayed with us to achieve our production goals. We doubled our production rate, in the same manufacturing floor space, and with fewer personnel."
TOM KICE | PRESIDENT, KICE INDUSTRIES, INC.
In a plant-related effort, we are considering relocating and building additional space. The SixthSenze™ team showed how we could improve the layout we had envisioned and reduce the size of the building we planned to build by 20%. That’s quite a savings in capital investment, and our internal team agrees with the smaller building requirements.
The SixthSenze™ team was first class. They worked well with our people, and educated them about why Lean Manufacturing strategies made sense for our business. Without the SixthSenze™ facilitation, ideas, and leadership we would not have made the Office Process changes nearly as soon, if at all, and would have foregone the ensuing benefits to Kice Industries and our customers. The Plant Layout/Consolidation effort is still ahead of us, but we anticipate using SixthSenze™ when we renew that effort.”
LYNN NICHOLS | PRESIDENT, YINGLING AVIATION
PAUL ROGERS | PRIOR HEAD OF MKTG & SALES, THE CHARLES MACHINE WORKS, INC.
ALAN ORR | SR. V.P., H&P INTERNATIONAL DRILLING CO.
Comment made during status report meeting six weeks after SixthSenze™ become involved with STI to implement Lean Manufacturing techniques.
JIMMY WILSON | SOUTHEAST TEXAS INDUSTRIES SUPT.
ROGER ALLMAND | CEO, ALLMAND BROS. INC.
PAUL F. MARTIN | INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT
There is not enough space in a letter format to express the success and achievement of the manufacturing company as a result of the efforts of the SixthSenze™ organization. I will however state that the individuals that comprise this group are some of the most talented, professional practitioners I have ever encountered. They are direct, efficient and driven by achievement.
I have been a senior manager at a Fortune 50 corporation for almost 20 years and have worked with many firms that were much more expensive, but never better. I highly recommend them to you."
JIM BARNES | PRESIDENT, HARLOW AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURING
JEFF RICHMOND | PRESIDENT, ROADTEC, INC.
The results were remarkable, allowing us to increase our production 33% within 90 days, with an improved quality of work life for our personnel and improved margin. This season, we have further increased production another 30%, all with no additional floor space and only minimal additional personnel. Across the board, we have witnessed lower stress levels and a more proactive attitude in our manufacturing management team since we started our LEAN journey.
The benefits of Lean Enterprise approaches have spread not only into other production lines, but into the office as well. We are now seeking to embrace the ideas of short cycle times and focus on Value Added activities in Customer Service and Parts Support, Production Control, and Sales.
The SixthSenze™ Team worked well with our personnel. They knew when to challenge our thinking and push for change, and when to lead us to new ways of thinking. Roadtec leadership has recommended SixthSenze™ to other member companies of the Astec Industries family, and would not hesitate to use them again."
STEVE BALLINGER | PRESIDENT, MERTZ MANUFACTURING, LLC
SixthSenze' role was key to our success. They listened to our needs, then brought the methodology and passion essential to drive real change in our environment. We have since embarked on a project with SixthSenze in a second product line."