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CONNSTEP is Connecticut's premier business consulting firm, helping manufacturers and other businesses for over 25 years. We provide strategic leadership and operational methodologies that make companies more competitive in today's challenging economic climate.

Our consultants implement advanced business and technical solutions, as well as workforce strategies, that help organizations to grow, improve profitability, and create sustainable competitive advantages in the marketplace. CONNSTEP's multidisciplinary team of experts use a holistic approach that generates bottom-line improvements for your business and produces innovative, results-driven top line growth for enterprise-wide impact.

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Success Stories

Value Stream Mapping Helps Reduce Lead Time

Report Year
A key strategic goal of Wepco Plastics is to increase market share and improve customer satisfaction. To help achieve this, the company resolved to decrease its overall lead time from eight to four weeks per average order. One of the key processes within the business is mold making which takes up 50% (or four weeks) of the overall lead time. By

TPM Project Reduces Maintenance Downtime

Report Year
MPI was looking to make changes to the maintenance operations at the facility. The overall goal was to be able to decrease the downtime on the furnaces due to maintenance issues allowing a greater number of loads to be completed per day per furnace. Current losses on the furnaces averaged 34% to 41% resulting in over 44 days of lost production over

Lean Manufacturing Improvements Result in Productivity Gains

Report Year
Industrial Heater had worked diligently to build a reputation for producing reliable, quality products backed by solid customer service and on-time deliveries. Recently the company was experiencing longer lead times and delayed shipping. In addition, they were beginning to see a decline in information flow, excessive travel within office processes

"We needed to figure out who we are, where we are and where we needed to be as we scale our business. Now we believe we can provide better service and faster leads which we’ll ride to future growth."

—Matt Strand, Vice President of Operations Greaves Corporation

Created March 18, 2019, Updated February 11, 2021