The assistance that the NWIRC team brought to the table provided us with an infusion of new sales opportunities and skills.
Last year the NWIRC managed projects with over 90 clients in Northwest Pennsylvania. The impact of our projects totaled $8.6 million in new client sales revenue, $2.1 million in cost savings, and $14.9 million in new business investment. We know how to develop solutions to your problems, maximize your management initiative efforts, and drive project results through our advisors and consultants! Here’s what client’s think:
The NWIRC and their affiliated consultants were able to provide domain knowledge for our consideration within our strategic planning and new product development. Not only will we develop short term tests and developmental research based on their findings, we will consider utilizing their services for further technology exploration.
The NWIRC was instrumental in identifying the best management consultants and economic development partners available in the region. We ultimately were able to gain quality project proposals for our procurement consideration and we learned a lot in the process. They even introduced us to another complementary plastics manufacturer with an established presence in Asia for possible co-location and partnership opportunities.
Viking appreciates the cooperation between the NWIRC, PennTAP, and the USDA to help identify and support the investment in improving our energy efficiency. All the partners were professional and easy to work with. We would recommend this program to other manufacturers.
The NWIRC has been a great partner and very helpful with our efforts at reducing costs and helping develop appropriate KPIs to monitor our team performance.
We have some new contracts coming up, so this was good timing. Our employees will have a fresh, clean approach. 5S has given them a goal for excellence and this training moves them in that direction.
The NWIRC’s Lean Champion program provided me with practical, simple, real world tools that translated into lasting results. We completed a few projects the first year which generated cost savings in excess of $10,000.
The NWIRC’s Lean Champion Program was instrumental in my development to become our plant’s Continuous Improvement Coordinator. It provided me the foundation of knowledge I needed to be able to spearhead projects and lead teams through our company’s Lean journey. Since then 11 more of our employees have completed the program and are actively engaged in our continuous improvement efforts. It’s been valuable for the development of our people.