To the dismay of many leaders across the manufacturing industry, much of the "low hanging fruit" opportunity has been captured. What remains are typically either complex or not very valuable. While improvement programs like Lean and Six Sigma have been a prerequisite to be competitive for years, this trend explains why many of these methodologies are starting to lead to plateaued results earlier than expected. At this point, industry leaders are beginning to look for the next avenue to drive structural business improvement. At Stroud, we have found that significant opportunity lies hidden within all organizations - our work has shown that there is typically four times more realizable opportunity than most companies perceive.
Companies who want to overcome plateaued results and drive structural change turn to Stroud. We partner with your organization to improve key metrics and achieve levels of business performance well beyond what traditional improvement programs can realize.
Do you believe there is more opportunity to decrease cost and cycle time in your operations? Working with your people, we find and realize opportunity well beyond visible waste. This difference drives more than incremental improvement to give your business access to significantly more opportunity in cost savings, decreases in cycle time, and reduction in product lead times.
Can your existing production lines absorb a spike in demand, a new product launch, or larger than expected seasonal fluctuation? Most companies can't answer with a definitive "yes". Stroud's approach focuses on getting more out of existing machinery, processes, and other capital assets. We help you increase production rates without capital investment by shifting mindsets and breaking technical constraints.
Stroud helps organizations manage project uncertainty, reduce re-work costs, and avoid schedule overruns by applying our Zero-Based Analysis tool to analyze product design and capital planning processes. By challenging long-held assumptions, Stroud works together with your organization to reduce design driven production costs and significantly increase the IRR of capital projects.
Every defective and damaged product costs time and money. Stroud helps you identify and eliminate the true root cause of an issue. Stroud's structured approach, combined with our team's unparalleled desire to tackle and solve the difficult, recurring technical problems, delivers results quicker, more consistently, and more sustainably than the typical application of Six Sigma tools. We are able to deliver these performance improvements through a rigorous technical problem solving process that isolates the key factors driving a process and eliminates the possibility of an issue recurring.
Stroud understands that your supply chain partners are critical to your success. Through a strategic partnership with Stroud, your business can improve performance throughout the value chain, develop stronger supplier relationships, and mitigate supply chain risk. We partner with organizations to work with their upstream suppliers to manage cost, quality and delivery challenges. We help ensure that your organization's performance is not constrained by the supply chain and that your operations are not negatively impacted by the performance of a supplier.