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Partner/Senior Lean Consultant

Larkspur, Colorado, 80118, United States
June 10, 2010
Contact Info:

Preston “Jay” McCreary

303-***-**** **** Buttermilk Rd., Larkspur, CO. 80118

Senior Operations or Lean Executive/Manufacturing Change Agent

Professional Profile

• Co-founded lean and supply chain consulting group with sales of $2 to $5.5 mil.

• Expert at creating manufacturing process design improvements in all types of processes

• Ability to create phenomenal supply chain design and improvements through lean principles

• Change agent for all facets of business processes (procurement, planning, quality, order entry) associated to manufacturing

• Able to manage transformation process in manufacturing or other business segments for multi-site, multi-national operations to achieve breakthrough results through the use of existing organization resources. Achieved results of

• Reduced lead time 30-99%

• Reduced inventory 5-50%

• Reduced material shortages 10-75%

• Reduced costs 1-10%

• Improved on-time delivery by 5-25% points

• Creation of continuous improvement culture

• Improved quality results

• Increased market share and revenues

• Simplification of the complexity of business processes

• Improved performance to key business metrics

Area of Expertise

• Strategic Planning and Leadership

• Lean and Global Supply Chain Design Methodology

• Operational Process Analysis

• Productivity and Efficiency Improvement

• Continuous Improvement of Operations

• Business Performance Analysis

• P&L and Balance Sheet Management

• Training and Leadership Development

• Problem Solving and Decision Making

• Planning and Deployment of Operational Resources

Professional Experience

Co-founder/Partner/Senior Consultant – FlowVision, LLC – Dillion, CO. December 1998 to June 2010

• C0-founder/Partner in Lean and supply chain design consulting group with clients including John Deere, GE Power Systems, Burndy - Hubbell, Timken, Remington Arms, BRP, Cisco Systems, American Saw, Nordyne, Foxconn, Flextronics

• Performed business analysis of all key customers to determine scope, potential benefits and proposed education requirements and implementation methodology

• Managed multi-site implementation projects globally with varied scopes, processes, products to completion, achieving predefined performance objectives created at initial business analysis

• Assisted in the creation of education workshops and provided training to all levels in the manufacturing organization

• Designed changes to business processes and systems for planning, procurement, inventory management, order entry and finance, as well as defining key performance metrics

• Managed many client implementations of process design change that have resulted in extraordinary results.

o $210 mil. electrical connector manufacturer reduced days of inventory on-hand by 38%, reduced lead time by 53%, and improved on-time delivery from 81% to 95%.

o $19 mil.medical device manufacturer (radioactive prostrate seeds) reduced total costs by 5.3% or $1 mil., scrap seeds by 75%, wasted nuclear material by 15%, labor by 15%, and overtime by 80%.

o Division of large publishing/printing firm reduced lead time to grade “no child left behind” standardized tests by 55%, and labor by 33%.

o $400 mil. precision bearing manufacturer reduced WIP inventory by 50% and lead time by as much as 99%.

o Large commercial dryer manufacturer reduced inventory and lead time by 50%, improved productivity by 15%, and scrap by 5%.

• Performed internal FlowVision management tasks including development of technical processes/implementation methodologies, human resource duties, financial performance monitoring and input to software development process

• Successful in client cultivation and sales through direct contact and business analysis to close deals and provide revenue to the business.

• The position of partner required 60-90% travel in all areas of the world; specifically the Far East, Central and South America, Europe, and extensively in North America. I have worked with people speaking many different languages, have taught and implemented using simultaneous translation or using a translator and am comfortable in most business settings worldwide.

• Wrote a book on Lean factory design (“The Little Blue Book of Lean Flow Factory Design”) to be published in 2010

• Articles published in multiple manufacturing, management and supply chain magazines (copies available upon request)

Director of Technology – JCIT Institute of Technology – Englewood, CO. January 1993 to December 1998

• Senior consultant providing implementation services, project management, and factory and supply chain design specifications for major manufacturing companies: GE Power Systems, Trinity Industries, American Standard, Giddings & Lewis, Delphi

• Taught one to four day educational workshops in private and public forums

• Provided technical support on-site as part of the client sales process

• Assisted in the testing and development of FlowPower software tool

• Managed a team of 4-8 consultants working on implementation projects across multiple companies and sites globally while travelling 60-90%.

Plant Manager – Lockwood Corporation – Scotts Bluff, NB October 1989 to December 1992

• P&L responsibility for $35 million plant with 100 people producing pivot irrigation systems and a $50 million dump truck and military truck body fabrication division with 175 people

Plant Manager – Electron Corp. – Englewood, CO. July 1986 to October 1989

• P&L management responsibility for $100 mil. machining and sheave production operation with 100 people.

Production Manager – Mile High Equipment Co. – Denver, CO June 1980 to July 1986

• Production and manufacturing engineering manager responsible for the fabrication and assembly of commercial ice machines for the hotel, restaurant and bar industry. Introduced and implemented lean concepts.

Manufacturing Engineer - Gardner Denver Co. – Thornton, CO. July 1978 to June 1980

Industrial Engineer – Bucyrus-Erie Corp. – Pocatello, ID. August 1976 to July 1978

Industrial Engineer – Harnischfeger Corp. – Escanaba, MI January 1975 to August 1976


• Attended Bay de Noc Community College – 2 year Associate Degree equivalent

• Industrial Engineering College – certified Industrial Engineer (on-site education at Bucyrus-Erie Corp. in Pocatello, ID)

• University of Kentucky – Lean Manufacturing Leadership Institute Certification

• APICS Certified Inventory Management

• 35 years of education in the “real world” of manufacturing