Case Studies

Manufacturing Case Studies

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

The Green Masters Program® Offers an Unmatched Opportunity for Bounce Milwaukee to Stand Out


COMPANY PROFILE: Bounce Milwaukee is a family-owned entertainment center in Milwaukee, WI. Born out of the desire to serve children and families, they run a bar and restaurant along with bounce houses, ax throwing, laser tag, rock climbing, and much…

From Supply Chain to Recruitment, Sustainability Empowers Birchwood Foods

Human Capital, Sustainability

Company Profile:  Kenosha, Wisconsin-based Birchwood Foods started in 1936 as a small meat packing business. The company, which operates four manufacturing facilities in three states, is a processor of made-to-order fresh and frozen ground beef products and fully cooked proteins for retail…

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…

International Thermal Systems Turns up the Heat with Continuous Improvement

Operational Excellence

International Thermal Systems has committed to continuous improvement as a means of outpacing its competition, improving its bottom line and attracting and retaining key talent. As part of this commitment, International Thermal Systems partnered with WMEP Manufacturing Solutions, focused on…

Cher-Make Sausage Co. Successfully Tackles Quality Standards in Narrow Production Window

Human Capital, Operational Excellence

COMPANY PROFILE: For three generations Cher-Make Sausage Co. in Manitowoc has kept true to a tradition of more than 90 years of authentic sausage making. This commitment has served both its customers and employees well, allowing the company to expand physically and…

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