The Western Massachusetts Chapter of the National Tooling and Machining Association (WMNTMA) and its more than 60 member-companies are committed to developing new technology, providing applications engineering support, implementing sustainable workforce development strategies, enhancing employee skills and developing business partnerships.
A dense concentration of companies, industry networks and academic support programs enhance the precision machining environment in Western Massachusetts in which manufacturers are united in working for innovation, new technologies and partnerships. Learn More
New England Lean Consulting is the Northeast’s premier business consulting firm, helping small-to-medium sized businesses with strategic leadership and operational methodologies that help lower costs, increase capacity, speed throughput and ultimately win more customers. Founded in 2012, we’ve grown to become a trusted resource for many local businesses as we’ve added different capabilities to our firm.
Today, we’re proud to offer both consulting and training solutions for Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma (including belt certification programs), ISO & Quality Management System creation and maintenance, Energy Management as well as Manufacturing Engineering Assistance.
Customer Case Studies:
After leading a 3-day Setup Reduction Kaizen, a CT manufacturer reduced their machine setup times from 3 hours to 35 minutes; an 83% reduction,
During an Organizational Lean Transformation using numerous Lean tools and a focus on culture change, a MA manufacturer was able to reduce their overdue shipments from $850,000 to $0 in 7 months.
Through a Lean Assessment and resultant 5-day Kaizen event, a CT medical device manufacturer increased shipping department output by 50% while simultaneously reducing direct labor costs by 25% and eliminating overtime completely.
New England Lean Consulting is also proud to be an approved provider under the Workforce Training Fund Program (WTFP). This program helps address business productivity and competitiveness by providing resources to Massachusetts businesses to fund training for current and newly hired employees. While available to businesses of all sizes, the WTFP focuses on small to medium-sized businesses that would not be able invest in improving employee skills without the assistance of the Fund. Lean, ISO and Six Sigma are examples of the types of programs that can be 100% funded under the Program.