Case Studies

Manufacturing Case Studies

See firsthand examples of how WMEP’s consulting has helped organizations throughout Wisconsin.

Dielectric Manufacturing uses Value Stream Mapping to reduce lead times

Operational Excellence

The late Ray Esser, founder of Dielectric Manufacturing Company Profile: Founded in 1966, Dielectric Manufacturing fabricates plastic and metal parts for a wide variety of uses and industries.  The company manufactures out of three facilities, the headquarters located in metro Milwaukee, the…

Cellular Flow Study and Plant Layout Significantly Impacts Production at Tank Technology

Operational Excellence

COMPANY PROFILE: Tank Technology Inc.’s history dates back nearly 60 years and features employee-owners who have a mission to provide exceptional water heating products and service. Tank Technology manufactures high-quality tanks, porcelain-enameled components, pressure vessels and heat exchangers. The company…

Wolf Appliance Uses Total Productive Maintenance Training to Increase Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), Time & Costs Savings

Operational Excellence

COMPANY PROFILE: Launched in 1945, Sub-Zero Freezer Co. introduced the first system for preserving food at ultra-low temperatures. The company quickly established a reputation for quality and innovation. The third-generation, family-owned business, which operates as Sub-Zero Group Inc. based in…

Heiden Inc. uses a Profit Risk Assessment (PRA™) to find an array of solutions.

Automation & Technology, Exportech™, Growth & Strategy, Operational Excellence, Recent Programs, TPI (Transformational Productivity Initiative)

COMPANY PROFILE: Heiden Inc. is a privately held custom manufacturer founded by F. “Chet” Heiden in 1958. The company is currently owned by Matt Jacobson, who joined Heiden in 1998 and bought the business from his father in 2007. Heiden has…

Quick Changeover Reduces Inventory, Lead Times and Cycle Times While Improving Machine Uptime and Quality for Charter Automotive

Operational Excellence

COMPANY PROFILE Charter Automotive is a world class Tier 1 and Tier 2 supplier of engineered components for the automotive industry. The company has its headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with worldwide manufacturing, commercial, technical, and distribution facilities to support Original…

Baker Manufacturing uses 5S, Plant Layout and Lean to streamline growth

Operational Excellence

COMPANY PROFILE: Founded in 1873, Baker Manufacturing Co. LLC is located in Evansville, Wisconsin, and consists of three divisions: Baker Casting Division; which pours gray and ductile iron castings; Haight Pump Division, which produces gear pumps; and Baker Water Systems Division, which…

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