“FTE helped us improve the throughput and quality in three of our critical factories. They did not just make a list of things for others to go do. They became a part of the team and brought the experience, leadership, processes, tools, and capacity to complement our production and continuous improvement teams in actually making the improvements on the shop floor. The results exceeded targets and have been sustained through continued use of the processes and systems deployed.”

Jeff Schick
Vice President Manufacturing
Pella Corporation

“FTE Performance Consulting helped optimize our warehouse layout, storage, material flow and kitting processes with significant throughput improvement in three different facilities. We set new annual Sales and EBITA records in Q3, which were achieved with the optimization efforts led by FTE’s guidance contributing a great deal. They are very “hands-on” and we highly recommend FTE!”

John Hanighen
Cloyes Corporation

“FTE Team, Thank you!  Although we were nervous and unsure of what to expect upon your team’s arrival, we were pleasantly surprised by your collective knowledge of the industry, our business challenges, and the expectations of our customers. We enjoyed having you all. We worked hard, laughed, and jabbed. We appreciate FTE becoming part of our team and are absolutely looking forward to partnering again in the future.”

Ann Fricke
Director of Operations
Dakkota Integrated Systems

“What differentiates FTE from other Lean Consulting firms is their flexibility and adaptability. They were willing to adjust their approaches based on our unique culture and context. This was crucial as we had to make numerous pivots along our journey and some of them required significant adjustments from FTEs normal approach. Another key differentiator is their ability to both teach and coach, which are very different things. Our company did not have much experience with lean. FTE helped us early on with teaching and instruction but transitioned well into coaching us as we progressed. Within two years, we were completely able to run our lean transformation ourselves.”

Tim Foley
Director, Performance and Learning
Navistar International

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your efforts. The team’s hard work has helped us improve our Dealership Operations. Your attention to detail helped us make improvements quickly in a business culture that is somewhat resistant to change. I wholeheartedly recommend FTE to colleagues and associates. It’s a team full of cutting-edge talent, with dedication, and passion for creating stability and standardization within our organization.”

Tim Hogan
District Director of Service
Rush Enterprises, Inc.

“Since launching American Kaizen, I’ve partnered with John Lucci and his team at FTE Performance Consulting on multiple projects. I can honestly say that their team of Senior Advisors and Project Managers are second to none.  Not only do they possess deep knowledge of Lean Manufacturing, but they also know how to transform organizations with practical and proven solutions. FTE Senior Advisors didn’t grow up as consultants. They held front line leadership positions in Fortune 500 industries where their responsibility was to solve problems and transform their operations.  They learned through doing, and that’s the most powerful form of learning there is.”

Steve St. Angelo
American Kaizen
Former Senior Managing Officer of Toyota Motor Corporation and Chief Executive Officer, Latin America, and Caribbean Region

“FTE Performance Consulting was outstanding in their performance with scoping, managing, and implementing the MES System in our Paint facility.”

Justin Schlater
IT Director Associate
Navistar International

“FTE is not a company to just tell you what needs to be improved, they will lead the improvement, ensure the alignment of leaders and that processes are in place to sustain gains.”

John Mocny
General Manager, Vehicle and Supply Chain Operations
Harley-Davidson Motor Company