Optima is proud to have been invited to continue our support of Wisconsin manufacturers through our sponsorship of a program session addressing Growth Strategy Development at the upcoming Manufacturing First Expo & Conference. Optima’s President & Founder, Steven Hirt, will join representatives from Initiative One and Imaginasium in sharing expertise on the topic of “Leading Profitable Growth and Change […]
By Steve Levin
Helping businesses exceed their operational expectations is what we do every day. We’re delighted with two recent partnerships that demonstrate the confidence that companies nationwide have in our expertise. The first is a multi-year project with a national packaging supply manufacturer to develop a site selection model and facility layout for their multi-state expansion as […]
By Steve Levin
The summer issue of the quarterly newsletter is out! Click the image of the cover to take a look.
By Dave Lange
Current condition Regardless of your current situation, whether your management team doubts the need for CI efforts or its credibility suffers due to ineffective CI efforts in the past, success still depends on continuous improvement and employee development and involvement as the primary means of responding to changes in customer expectations and other business challenges. […]
Devotion to operational excellence at your company can produce amazing results across the board. These upcoming events support your CI journey.
By Matt Lemke, Optima Associates, Inc.
Recognizing the context of our work: Many organizations find themselves in a position where they are in constant reaction to issues that disrupt the work being carried out. Repeatable and predictable output becomes a condition that does not happen as often as desired. Our people end up working in an environment, where to be successful, […]
Optima’s Continuous Improvement Alliance is pleased to welcome Laforce Inc., Bryant Products, Inc., Kohler, Leer Inc., Harley-Davidson Corporation, Grande Cheese Company and Plastics Ingenuity into the Alliance. The Alliance connects Lean and CI practitioners in a local peer network facilitated by world class professionals.
By Steve Hirt, Founder/President Optima Associates, Inc
In today’s highly competitive business environment, driving operational excellence and using it as a strategic advantage continues to gain traction. Top performing companies all over the world are aggressively pursuing improvements that lead to higher levels of customer service and innovation while improving productivity, cash flow and the latent capacity of the organization. To enable […]