We were producing millwork, but really had no idea of how efficiently we were running our facility. Scott showed us how and what to measure, so we could make informed decisions about staffing, inventory and product. Through a Value Stream Map Analysis we reduced our lead time by over 60%, producing more product on time with the right amount of labor.
Scott’s methods are very effective and he’s easy to understand and work with… we’re very happy with his results.Joe Torrisi, Executive Vice President, Jackson Lumber and Millwork - Raymond, NH
Scott Morrison has done a Lean consulting project for us with good results. Our mission was to take a section of our company, which does straight production work, and overcome uneven production, poor communication, and safety concerns. Scott helped the department establish ways to address these concerns and helped improve the department culture and morale to boot. He has given us a good platform to build on for continued progress.Tony Shepley, CEO, Shepley Wood Products - Hyannis, MA
Scott Morrison was a tremendous asset in helping us open a new door shop facility. He understood our products and production processes which enabled him to immediately assist us with shop and inventory layout to best utilize Lean Practices and material flow. Scott was also able to work with our computer system (Epicor Catalyst) to show us how to sequence our production runs in the most efficient order possible. Scott continues to work with our employees on 5S and ways to make their job easier while at the same time making them more efficient. Our ultimate goal in our new facility was to shorten our lead time from 5 days to 3 and Scott helped us to achieve it!Chris Kelly, Millwork Manager, Tague Lumber - Oaks, PA
Our millwork division really grew over the last couple of years and we felt like we needed to tighten up our processes. We brought in Scott to implement the 5S system. Instantly, we could see this would make a difference in our systems and people. Scott has an ability to observe the problem, then explain the solution in a simple way for all of the employees to understand.
It is an ongoing process but I like where we are heading.Hatch McCray, Vice President, McCray Lumber and Millwork - Kansas City, KS
Scott Morrison has done an excellent job helping us implement 5S in our business. We have reorganized both yards in order to maximize efficiency for both our staff and our customers. Scott’s down to earth approach allows every member of our team feel involved in the effort to improve. We would highly recommend Scott to anyone looking to gain efficiencies in their business.Tim Huff, VP/CFO, The Building Center, Gloucester, MA
Scott Morrison has been working with us for 6 months on LEAN and 5-S training. In that time, we have taught many of our locations about the benefits of 5-S, which is essentially the concept of having a neat and organized workplace in order to improve efficiencies. He has also done numerous LEAN projects in our truss plants and at our large volume lumber facilities. One project in particular, our pit stop concept, has reduced the turnaround time on delivery trucks from 45+ minutes to 15 minutes. We estimate that this will allow us to ship over $4 million in deliveries annually without adding any drivers or vehicles. The best part about Scott is he understands our industry and speaks our language.Russ Kathrein, President/CEO, Alexander Lumber, Aurora, IL
At Brand Vaughan Lumber, we have grown to consider Scott Morrison more as a team member than a consultant. Scott has a way of going about his business where he is non-threatening while still being able to influence our people to change behaviors, a very difficult task. He has done great work around helping our door shop and millwork business, but most recently with our redesign of our Tucker location, which is our largest full line yard, he transformed us from an efficiency and 5S standpoint. With the progress we made, the yard is nearly unrecognizable, much more organized, cleaner, sustainably so, and about to store much more product, which is essential as we grow.Jon Vaughan, President, Brand-Vaughan Lumber, Tucker, GA
Scott Morrison has been successfully servicing our Central New York lumber yards for almost two years. He has provided us with some great insights and thoughts on how we could continue to improve, this has included new idea/best practice adoption, and implementation of key projects in both our retail stores and yard operations. Scott has been great to work with and very knowledgeable. I highly recommend Scott Morrison for 5S/Lean practices as it has brought a new level of energy, empowerment and efficiency to our employees and customers.Lindsay LaRuffa, GM – Central Region, Curtis Lumber, Norwich, NY