Lead Consultant, Kevin Kennedy Associates Inc.
Providing lean manufacturing
engineering, mechanical engineering, manufacturing engineering, program management, consulting, and related expertise to a wide variety of clients.
Managing Partner, Organizational Performance, Human Resources and Supply Chain Management Consulting Firm
Provided a full range of business consulting services, corporate training programs and team facilitation with an emphasis on Lean Enterprise, Business Process Improvement and Quality Systems. Services included developing standardized sales solutions and established target markets, assessed current business value streams and provided high impact solutions for strategic development. Implemented redesigned business processes, including Streamlined Processes, Standardized Work Procedures, Workplace Organization, Facility Layout, Cellular Manufacturing, Setup Reduction and Self Directed Work Teams. Public speaking and training engagements on various topics, including lean enterprise, motivating workforce, delivering business presentations and outreach marketing presentations. Facilitated corporate strategic planning, developed business processes for healthcare facility (reduced patient wait times by 40%), established kanban inventory system for floor supplies, established team metrics and change management approach. Developed cellular work flow for healthcare purchasing department, reduced overall cycle time by 27%. Implemented Pull/Kanban System for captive molding operations reducing machine setup times by 60%, inventory levels by 85% and increasing production throughput by 40%.
Project Manager, Long Island Forum for Technology (NIST Manufacturing Partnership Program), Farmingdale, NY
Managed manufacturing process improvement efforts for a small to midsize business consulting firm with emphasis on lean manufacturing. Integral in front end sales and up-selling consulting solutions to new and existing clients. Performed company wide assessments utilizing value stream mapping to develop an ideal future state process design. Was responsible for the management of manufacturing process improvement projects utilizing lean manufacturing methods in setup reduction, TPM, visual controls, cellular manufacturing and pull systems. Provided engineering support in areas of expertise, such as plastics design and processing, tooling and factory automation. Conducted public workshops and training seminars (Lean Enterprise, Train the Trainer and Developing New Businesses). Development and implementation of work standards, point of use storage and plant layout for a multi-plant international printing press manufacturer, resulted in 26% reduction in lead time and 90 % increase in quality level. Developed a total productive maintenance system for a cold heading business resulting in a 20% reduction in unplanned downtime six months after project start date. Developed internal process improvement training program and facilitated shop floor kaizen events in 5S & setup reduction for fortune 500 cosmetics manufacturer, increasing production capacity by 43%.
Program Manager, Anorad Corporation, Hauppauge, New York
Was responsible for the design and fabrication of precision linear motion components. Multi-plant responsibilities entail management of manufacturing and design engineering as relative to new products and market driven enhancements to existing product line. Direct and oversee process improvement initiatives to enhance work flow, and implemented Pull/Kanban manufacturing process. Was responsible for delivery of product and components to European division of company. Accomplishments include implementation of quality procedures resulting in 15% to date reduction in rework at final system test level, work flow improvements and cost reduction initiatives resulting in up to 20% reduction in manufacturing cost of various product lines, and successful introduction of three market driven applications in a six month period.
Senior Project Engineer, Standard Motor Products Inc., Long Island City, New York
Team Member of a self-directed business unit responsible for the design and production of automotive ignition components. Responsibilities included the identification and management of capital projects from concept to production. Developed detailed manufacturing plans utilized in project justification and scheduling, including production line layouts, cost analyses (make vs. buy, payback etc.) and estimates for tooling and capital equipment. Developed and maintained departmental budget for production equipment and requirements. Participated in task force responsible for the re-engineering of a $60 million plastics manufacturing business through the application of lean manufacturing methodologies. Accomplishments included appointment to production supervisor of an 85 person UAW molding and assembly facility including 40 injection molding machines ranging from 50 to 300Ton. Selected as Team Developer, responsible for the implementation and management of Self Directed Work Teams; Developed and qualified outside vendor base, Introduction of automated assembly projects reducing labor cost by up to 75% and increasing product throughput. Successful implementation of various cost reduction programs including optimizing facility layout and introducing automatic packaging, resulting in unit cost savings of up to 35%, successful introductions of new products totaling over $10MM annual revenue.
Production Engineer, Singer Company, Kearfott Guidance and Navigation Division
Provide manufacturing support for the fabrication and assembly of inertial guidance and navigation components utilized in military and space applications
Manufacturing Engineer, Aluf Industries, Inc., Corona, New York
Manufacturing support for the production of submarine hydraulic systems and optical targeting components