Lean & Manufacturing


The roots of poor quality and low manufacturing productivity often can be traced back to processes that happen long before the product hits the shop floor. They begin with product line complexity, product design, scheduling and sourcing. The CPI Group helps clients address those sources of problems and implement lean manufacturing techniques that improve productivity 20 percent to 40 percent.

While our approach varies depending on the client’s situation, our overall framework starts addressing strategic questions that impact production cost, quality, flexibility, service levels, and control. This includes a clear understanding of what is the current and future product portfolio, what should the company “make vs buy” based on core capabilities and needs, and what should the future footprint and capacity plan look like–including which sites should be closed, consolidated, or prioritized for optimization.

Operational Excellence in Manufacturing

Our team of lean consultants has experience working with industry-leading companies across multiple industries and regions. Our lean consultants developed their expertise in lean manufacturing through working with various industry leading manufacturing corporations, and thoroughly understand the language and culture in which lean was originally developed.

Our focus is on providing practical, implementable solutions for improving your business. We can help you and your team drive cultural change and achieve sustainable improvements across your organization.

  • Operations assessments to identify opportunities for improvement
  • Operations strategic planning — aligning operations strategy with overall strategy
  • Application of lean concepts in a variety of environments
  • High product mix
  • Continuous process
  • Coaching for operations leaders
  • Development of performance metrics
  • Development of continuous improvement programs

How to Enable Efficiency in Times of High Uncertainty

Gaining competitive advantage through lean practices is a three-step journey: understanding lean and where you are, optimizing or implementing your customized lean production system, and improving and sustaining performance over the long term. Our lean consultants help organizations get real results.