Your Partner in Strategic Planning and Lean Implementation


Our Approach

We work with you to understand your unique opportunities and build a custom solution to meet those needs. With a proven track record and over 35 years creating sustained process improvement, SPL Consulting, LLC can help your business set a new course with a custom solution to Strategic Planning. We can create a plan to establish a Lean Culture or run Kaizens to improve sales and accounting processes, reduce waste, reduce labor costs and tap into the creativity of your entire organization. Many years of Executive Level Business Leadership and Lean Process Tool application provide a unique combination of real world experience and a practical approach to Strategic Planning and Lean implementation. The foundation of SPL’s approach is centered on the principles of remembering people are your most important asset, conduct with integrity, utilizing a team approach and focusing on fixing the problem, not the blame.

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Created over 73,000 hours of additional capacity for clients!

• Created over $9,500,000 in machine rate capacity and $20,700,000 in revenue capacity

• Reduced Label Development Process from 13 weeks to 3 weeks

• Flexo Press Set Up Time Reduction of 51% using SMED Methodology resulting in over $220,000 annualized savings and creating 590 hours of additional capacity

• Improved Time to Market with Digital/eCommerce content from 32 days to 7 days!

• Led and created high level Strategic Planning recommendation guiding a successful acquisition

• First 90 days post acquisition Strategic On-Boarding plan

Reduced quality deficiencies by 47%

• Reduced Invoicing transactional time by 50%

• Reduced set up time in food manufacturing business by 33%

• Created over 5,000 hours press capacity eliminating need to purchase a new press!!

Doubled throughput in a fulfillment center in a single Kaizen

Increased capacity utilization by 60%

• Improved OTD from 63% to 94%

Increased shipping efficiency 63% from 6.3 items/min to 10.3 items/min

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Brian Van de Water

Since 1996 I have held senior and executive level positions such as General Manger, Vice President, and President. My ability to quickly gain the trust of and build teams has been instrumental in the success I have created for shareholders. My time tested approach will allow me to assist you in managing change associated with Strategic Planning, Lean Implementation, and Executive Leadership. The previous snapshot of results created using my methodologies highlights what SPL Consulting can do for you. 

I have dramatically and successfully established Transformational Excellence in industries varying from Printing, Packaging, Labels, Robotics, Co-extruded Film and Microbiological Testing Laboratories. My unique approach to Leadership and Strategic Planning has allowed me to quickly integrate with widely varying cultures. This, combined with extensive application of Lean Processes and Tools, would make us a powerful partner to help you transform your business.

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