Scott Morrison has worked in manufacturing and distribution facilities for over thirty-five years in the fields of Quality, Engineering, Operations, and Consulting. He has a sharp eye for understanding processes and then cutting through the waste to enhance the value of those processes.

Scott has experience in industries and technologies as diverse as rubber and plastics molding, metal stamping, electronic assemblies, consumer and industrial products, agriculture (farm) processes, lumber and building material distribution, and wood products manufacturing. This experience provides a very broad background of knowledge and ideas for continuous improvement that can be applied to your specific problem or project. Excellent communication skills plus both shop floor and senior management experience allow Scott to easily relate to everyone in your organization.

Client engagements usually begin with a no-charge, no obligation site visit, tour, and interview of key personnel. Scott then works with you to define problem and project areas and opportunities for improvement before presenting a proposal.

Manufacturing and Quality Consultant

  • Continuous improvement (kaizen) projects
  • Production capacity planning and layout
  • Distribution and inventory systems optimization
  • Data analysis, recommendations for improvement, and implementation

Operations/Plant Manager

  • Production management and control
  • Waste reduction and process optimization
  • Continuous improvement (kaizen) projects

Quality Engineer/Manager

  • Process validation
  • Problem-solving (Six Sigma) projects
  • Customer/Supplier Relations


  • Lumber and Building Materials products and distribution
  • Industrial and Consumer products
  • Automotive components
  • Electronic equipment
  • Medical devices
  • Agriculture (farm) processes
MS, Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1984

  • Master’s Thesis on the mutually beneficial relationship of productivity and quality

BS, Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1982

  • Manufacturing and Quality Systems
  • Operations Research and Planning
  • Plant Layout and Process Design

Heather Vitella, Project Manager

Heather has over 18 years of experience in technical and creative project management, leadership, negotiations, and team building. She has managed complex projects in the areas of manufacturing, supply chain, and marketing. Her expertise is in bringing together diverse stakeholders on projects of all kinds – managing project plans, scope, budgets and schedules. These skills, combined with Scott Morrison’s technical expertise, allows us to work effectively with you in managing multiple projects across departments and locations.

Manufacturing / Project Management

  • Engineering projects in production environments including new equipment layout and installation.
  • Process studies to identify root causes of problems within multiple manufacturing production areas.

Sourcing / Project Management

  • $500 M initiative to streamline all construction (materials and labor) purchasing for a large grocery chain.
  • Initiative to develop new business area using outsourced production.

Marketing & Sales / Project Management

  • Database project to catalog 30,000 medical image files.
  • Marketing and customer retention strategies for numerous retailers.
  • Team leadership for diverse stakeholders on creative and technical projects.
MS, Food Science & Engineering, Rutgers University, 1997
BS, Chemical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1994