With increased market competition and pricing pressures on state and municipal bid opportunities, Viking needed to make critical changes to remain competitive and position the business for growth.
Viking commissioned CITEC to help employees reduce waste and increase the overall profitablilty of the operation.
CITEC conducted on-site employee training for core groups. Lean 101 covered standardized work, visual signals, batch-size reduction, and pull systems, and included simulation exercises and an on-site "waste hunt." In "Value Stream Mapping: Training and Implementation," CITEC worked with a group from Viking to map a product family from the current state to its future state, identifying waste and project prioritization. In addition to the introductory trainings, two management employees participated in CITEC?s Lean Leadership program to learn how to successfully lead a Lean transformation, and another group completed CITEC's extensive on-site Lean White Belt training program.
At least $90,000 in savings
Over $50,000 in capital investments
Reduced lead time by 50%
Added 6 jobs
CITEC offers consulting services to any small and medium-sized company in the seven North Country region of NY State. Although we focus in the areas below, we have deep roots in the community, as well as statewide and national partnerships, that can help you find the resources you need to grow your business.
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Continuous improvement, or Lean Manufacturing, is a method for streamlining work, reducing waste, improving quality, and increasing profits. Our experts have trained and consulted with hundreds of North Country individuals and companies to use Lean tools with immediate and long-range impacts.
We can assess your company's coninuous improvement needs and set you on a course toward success. Our team certifies in Lean Foundations, Lean White Belt, Lean Green Belt, Lean Black Belt, Lean Six Sigma, Lean Green, Lean Healthcare, Lean Office, Lean Leadership and more.
Many of our Lean and safety training programs are available as public sessions as well.
Contact Kate Chepeleff
Business Development /
Finding and building new strategic opportunities for your company is a continuous imperative. CITEC's team can help with market research, lead generation, marketing plans, brand identity, product development, export assistance, and more. Let us work together to find the opportunities you need to grow your business.
Contact Reg Carter
HR covers your people from their very first interest in your company until the day they stop working with you. CITEC's Human Resources expertise covers leadership development, training strategy, compensation reviews, recruitment and retention, communication, manuals and policies, compliance, NY State legal issues, Training Within Industry®, and more.
Many of our Supervisory Skills training programs are available as public sessions as well.
Contact Debi Pettit
Strategic planning creates momentum. Our deep C-Suite experience makes us ideal executive coaches in areas of career transition, performance management, organizational effectiveness, and enhanced strategic thinking. We also cover succession planning, exit strategy, family business assessment and more.
Contact Reg Carter
CITEC's 30 years of experience in the North Country has created a long list of successful products and projects. If your business is looking to new directions and could use assistance, we may be able to help. Our status as a memeber of the NY State and NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership gives us access to a deep variety of resources and funding opportunities. If we don't have the expertise you need, we can connect you with someone who does.
Here is a list of additional services we provide or can connect with. If you don't see what you are looking for, give us a call, and we will let you know if we can help.
Contact Aviva Gold